- Advert Expiry Date: Tuesday, 13th June 2017
- Property / Land Type: Farm
- Price Description Offers Over £1,200,000
Attractive former dairy farm located within South Ayrshire
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Attiquin Farm lies on the west coast of Scotland, on the southern edge of Ayr. The area is renowned for its active farming community and leisure opportunities. Ayr has a good range of shops, supermarkets and professional services. There is primary and secondary schooling in Maybole, while Glasgow offers all the services expected of a major city. There is a well established livestock market in Ayr as well as in Lanark (53 miles) and Stirling (70 miles).
Ayr has a first class racecourse and is the home of the Scottish Grand National which takes place every spring. Ayr United, formed in 1910, is the local football team and there are both rugby and cricket clubs in the town. Ayr also has a swimming pool, an ice rink and a choice of golf courses as well as river and park walks.
Communications in the area are good with the A77 providing a link both to the north and south. There are railway stations in Maybole and Ayr, and international airports at Prestwick (13 miles) and Glasgow. Ferry links to Ireland operate from Cairnryan (36 miles).
Southwest Scotland provides a wealth of opportunities for outdoor pursuits. The Ayrshire coast is famous worldwide for golfing, with championship courses at Turnberry, Prestwick and Troon. The Galloway Forest is an area of outstanding beauty and offers excellent walking, mountain biking and fishing. There is a thriving sailing community at Troon.
Attiquin Farm has been in the current owner's family since 2006 and has been predominantly rented out to various local farmers. The dairy was put off prior to the current owner buying the farm.
The holding extends in total to about 218 acres (88 hectares) and includes a traditional farmhouse and a range of traditional farm buildings forming a courtyard with the farmhouse and an old cubicle shed.
The farmyard is accessed via a tree lined driveway and sits prominently in the farmland which surrounds it in a distinct ring fenced block with the exception of two enclosures to the south of the main road. The land is of predominantly Grade 3(2) with some 3(1) according to the James Hutton Institute land classification map and although currently all down to grass the majority is capable of cereal production. The holding lies between 50 – 80 metres above sea level and is wholly within a Less Favoured Area.
Attiquin Farmhouse stands centrally at the highest point of the farm with a westerly aspect over the surrounding farmland and Ayrshire countryside. The property is thought to date back to the 1800s and is predominantly of rendered stone and slate construction, with spacious accommodation over two floors as shown on the accompanying floor plans. The farmhouse has been unoccupied for the last few years and would benefit from complete refurbishment prior to occupation.
The front door opens into a small porch leading to the main hallway which provides access to the ground floor accommodation, including two sitting rooms, dining room and kitchen. The kitchen extends into a single storey extension with a long hallway, providing access to both the front and rear of the farmhouse, as well as an office, utility room and general storage. From the main hallway a staircase leads up to the first floor landing which is on two levels and provides access to the four bedrooms and family bathroom. The farmhouse benefits from principally UPVC double glazing.
The farmhouse benefits from a south facing garden.
Forming a courtyard with the farmhouse is a small range of traditional farm buildings constructed in stone and slate as shown on the accompanying plan. Adjacent to the old dairy building is the concrete framed cubicle shed which is in need of general maintenance. In addition, the slurry tower and silage pit with asphalt floor and earth bank walls remain.
Extending to 218 acres in total, the majority of the land sits in a single ring fenced block with circa 18 acres lying to the south of the main road. The land is capable of either arable or silage use and is all fenced with predominantly post and wire fences. All enclosures benefit from troughs or natural water supply. The land is identified on the map with enclosure numbers which are detailed in the Field Schedule table.
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