- Advert Expiry Date: Thursday, 18th May 2017
- Property / Land Type: Farm
- Price Description Offers Over £390,000
An attractive smallholding within close proximity of Glasgow
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Craigmuir Farm is situated in Renfrewshire with lovely views over the surrounding countryside.
Bishopton is about 1 mile away, where everyday conveniences and primary schooling can be found. The Erskine Bridge and M8 motorway network are within a short drive of the property, as is Glasgow Airport (5 miles) which offers an increasingly wide range of flights to domestic and international destinations. Braehead shopping centre, retail park and leisure complex is within 6 miles of the property. Glasgow city centre is 13 miles east of the property.
The surrounding area is rich in recreational facilities including local golf courses such as Old Ranfurly, Ranfurly Castle, Kilmacolm, Erskine and Gleddoch, and the David Lloyd tennis complex at Renfrew. The Clyde coast is a popular tourist destination with many renowned championship golf courses including Turnberry, Royal Troon and Prestwick. There are excellent marinas at Inverkip and Largs. Just to the north, across the Erskine Bridge is some of Britain's most spectacular scenery surrounding the Loch Lomond area. The loch is crossed by the Highland Fault Line and the physical characteristics of lowland and highland can be seen within a few miles of each other. Loch Lomond Golf Club boasts international membership and is one of the finest golf courses in Europe.
Craigmuir Farm is an attractive smallholding extending to about 77.6 acres in total and is accessed via a private road from Old Greenock Road which intersperses the farmland. In addition the holding benefits from a telecommunications mast. The farm has been in the ownership of the vendor's family for many years and until recently was run as part of a larger arable and stock farming enterprise. The land has most recently been rented out to local farmers on a seasonal basis.
Lot 1: Craigmuir Farm
Craigmuir Farmhouse is a traditional farmhouse constructed of solid stone and brick walls under a pitched slate roof. The farmhouse is accessed from the front via a porch providing access to the hallway, dining room and family kitchen with living room, laundry and family bathroom beyond. On the first floor there is a drawing room and two en suite bedrooms.
The internal layout is as shown on the accompanying floor plans.
A well kept garden, predominantly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs lies to the front of the farmhouse.
Adjacent to and adjoining the farmhouse are the traditional farm buildings constructed of stone and a mixture of slate and profile metal sheet roofs providing useful general storage to the farmhouse. With the appropriate consents, these buildings could be utilised to extend the accommodation of the farmhouse. The layout of the outbuildings is shown on the accompanying floor plans.
Lot 1 extends to approximately 21 acres in total and is predominantly Class 3(2) with a small parcel of 5(2), to the west of the farmhouse, according to the James Hutton Institute land classification maps. The land is currently down to grass although would be capable of arable cropping. The land benefits from post and wire stock proof fencing and mains water supply to troughs.
Lot 2: Land to west of Old Greenock Road
Located to the west of the main road, the remaining farmland extends to 53 acres and is class 5(2) according to the James Hutton Institute land classification maps. This area of farmland is down to grass and is reinstated ground from a historic industrial waste landfill site.
Lot 3: EE Limited Telecoms Mast
To the north of the holding is a telecoms mast site; the approximate location is shown on the enclosed plan. The lease can be summarised as follows:
Tenant: EE Limited
Passing Rent: £5,250 per annum
Lease documentation is available for inspection from the selling agents.
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