- Advert Expiry Date: Thursday, 15th June 2017
- Property / Land Type: Farm
- Price Description Offers Over £900,000
Newmains is situated in the attractive countryside of South Lanarkshire, an area renowned for its productive dairy and stock farms.
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The village of Forth, approximately 3 miles from the farm, has a nursery, primary school, fuel station, village shop and butcher as well as a doctor's surgery and library. The towns of Lanark and Carluke are 5.5 miles and 7 miles away respectively and both provide secondary schooling facilities and a larger selection of retailers, professional services and banking facilities. The extensive woodlands and hill ranges of the Southern Uplands, home of Scotland's first coast to coast long distance hiking trail, provide a wealth of opportunities for outdoor pursuits including golf (Lanark, Carluke and Carwath), shooting, hill walking and fishing. New Lanark World Heritage Site, approximately 10 minutes away, features many attractions and exhibitions.
Newmains is easily accessed by road from both Glasgow and Edinburgh, the M74 is within 13 miles of the farm, and the nearest railway stations are Carstairs Junction and Lanark from where there are regular trains to Glasgow.
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Newmains is a productive stock farm with an extensive range of predominantly modern framed buildings with loose bedded
accommodation for over 80 head of cattle plus followers. The farmhouse and buildings sit centrally to the land which is easily accessed from the main road or internal tracks and comprises largely ploughable silage ground. The farm has been in the family for over 40 years and has benefited from significant capital investment over these years with ongoing improvements to the farmhouse, buildings and farmland.
The farmhouse provides comfortable family accommodation including a kitchen, two reception rooms, four bedrooms and a family bathroom and shower room. To either side of the farmhouse are traditional buildings, originally housing the dairy, however more recently they have been utilised as ancillary storage to the farmhouse.
The property extends in total to about 203.5 acres and is predominantly ploughable pasture and woodland shelterbelts. The land is gently undulating, ranging from 240m to 260m above sea level, and is classified as principally class 41 with a small area of class 5, by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research. All winter fodder is produced on the farm and silage can be taken off the majority of the farmland. With regular applications of anure as well as ongoing drainage works, the land is in good eart. The unit currently carries 25 suckler cows plus followers and winters approximately 150 ewe hoggs.
Lot 1: Newmains Farm – 139.4 acres
The farmhouse is situated in a prominent position overlooking the farm and surrounding countryside.
There is an attractive garden to the front of the farmhouse which is south facing and fenced to create an enclosed family area. A unique feature of the garden is the sweeping drystone seating area. The farmhouse is of stone and slate construction. The layout and style of the farmhouse is typical for the area and comprises kitchen, utility room and shower room to the back of he house, sitting room, further sitting room and sun room currently utilised as an office) to the front of the house. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms (master with dressing room off), a single bedroom, family bathroom and water tank / storage room. The farmhouse has benefited from improvements over the last four years which have included refurbishment of the kitchen with new worktops, appliances, flooring and light fittings, replacement units and installation of a shower room in the utility room, redecoration in the sitting room and four bedrooms, replacement of the slate roof and insulation works.
A private farm road provides direct access from the main road to the front of the farmhouse and round to the north of the farm buildings.
Adjoining the farmhouse are the traditional farm buildings, also of stone and slate construction. These are mainly used for general storage although with appropriate consents in place could be utilised for additional accommodation to the farmhouse.
1. Former Dairy Buildings / Bull Pens (25.6m x 9.5m)
Predominantly stone and slate construction with part brick walls
and replacement corrugated roof sheets.
2. Cattle Courts and Workshop (30.4m x 12.4m) (30.1m x 30m) (24.4m x 7.4m) (12.2m x 4.9m)
Adjoining the traditional buildings is a range of modern framed
buildings, predominantly steel frame, with a combination of solid
and slatted concrete floors, concrete block and panel walls and
fibrous cement roof sheets.
3. Cattle Court (36.7m x 24.7m)
Adjoining above buildings with steel portal frame, solid concrete
and hardcore floors, concrete block walls, profile metal sheet
cladding and corrugated roof sheets.
4. Covered Silage Pits (x2) (36.7m x 13.9m) (42.8m x 12.8m)
Pair of covered silage pits with mixture of concrete and steel
frames, concrete floor and panels and corrugate roof sheets.
5. Lean to (6.9m x 27.3m)
Lean to building of steel frame construction with concrete floor and block walls, Yorkshire boarding and corrugated roof sheets.
6. Cow Shed (24.2m x 17.6m)
Set away from the main complex of buildings, solid concrete floor
with steel frame, concrete panels, profile metal sheet cladding
(partly ventilated) and corrugated roof sheets.
7. Slurry Tank
Above ground, circular steel panel tank with capacity for circa 140,000 gallons.
8. Feed Store (24m x 13.3m)
Steel portal frame with solid concrete floor and panels, profile metal sheet cladding and corrugated roof sheets.
9. Calf Shed and General Store (22.7m x 15.6m) (7.8m x 3.3m)
Part traditional stone / brick walls and slate roof and part steel
frame with corrugated cladding, Yorkshire boarding and corrugated roof sheets.
Lot 1 extends to about 139.4 acres in total and comprises 128.2 acres of ploughable pasture, 3 acres of woodland and the remainder being buildings, yard, roads etc. The land forms a ring fenced block around the farmhouse and steading.
Lot 2: Land at Broadhouselea 64.1 acres
Lot 2 comprises 62.5 acres of ploughable pasture and is accessed via an internal track directly from the A706 running along the western boundary of the land. The land benefits from stockproof post and wire fencing and mains water supply to troughs.