- Advert Expiry Date: Thursday, 15th June 2017
- Property / Land Type: Property
- Price Description Offers Over £900,000
Meikle Creoch Farm is situated in the dramatic countryside of East Ayrshire.
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Meikle Creoch Farm is approximately 2 miles from the town of New Cumnock where there is a nursery, primary school, fuel station, village shop and a doctor's surgery. The larger town of Cumnock is approximately 5.8 miles from the farm and has a secondary school, library, banking facilities and professional services including accountants and solicitors. Rural Ayrshire is renowned for excellent outdoor and country sports including golf (New Cumnock, Turnberry and Royal Troon), hill walking, fishing and some excellent game shooting. Dumfries House, a category A listed building, is about 15 minutes to the north and is considered one of Britain's most beautiful stately homes. Despite its rural location, Meikle Creoch is easily accessed by road, lying 2 miles to the east of the A76 which links Dumfries and Kilmarnock. Railway travel is available from New Cumnock, from where there are regular trains to Glasgow. The nearest international airports are at Prestwick (about 24 miles) and Glasgow (about 46 miles). Prestwick has regular flights to London Stanstead as well as a number of foreign destinations. Cairnryan lies just over 55 miles to the south west and is the ferry terminal for Northern Ireland with services to Larne and Belfast.
Despite its rural location, Meikle Creoch is easily accessed by road, lying 2 miles to the east of the A76 which links Dumfries and Kilmarnock. Railway travel is available from New Cumnock, from where there are regular trains to Glasgow. The nearest international airports are at Prestwick (about 24 miles) and Glasgow (about 46 miles). Prestwick has regular flights to London Stanstead as well as a number of foreign destinations. Cairnryan lies just over 55 miles to the south west and is the ferry terminal for Northern Ireland with services to Larne and Belfast.
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Meikle Creoch is an attractive stock rearing farm with an established holiday lettings business. The majority of the farmland is let out on a seasonal basis to neighbours and the remainder is used for haylage production. There is an 8,000sqft general purpose building along with traditional outbuildings which form an attractive courtyard with the farmhouse and Nith Cottage.
Lot 1 Meikle Creoch Farm 221.4 acres
The farmhouse provides comfortable family accommodation over two floors and within close proximity is Nith Cottage, a beautifully appointed, single storey, stone and slate cottage currently utilised for holiday lettings but which could equally provide ancillary accommodation to the farmhouse. Closer to the main road, and away from the courtyard, is Mote Cottage which is an attractive single storey cottage also currently utilised for holiday lets. The property extends in total to about 221.4 acres and is predominantly grassland. The land is classified as principally class 41 and 42 by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research.
The farmhouse is situated in an attractive position overlooking the surrounding farmland and countryside beyond. There is a pretty west facing garden to the rear of the farmhouse. The farmhouse is of solid stone construction with part brick built extension all under a pitched slate roof.
The farmhouse has been lovingly refurbished in the 28 years of ownership and is finished to a high standard throughout. The accommodation comprises a utility room with cloakroom, dining kitchen, office, sitting room, 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms (3 en suite). There is an additional kitchen and sitting room which allow two bedrooms and bathrooms to form a self-contained annexe with the benefit of separate access and separate stairs. The farmhouse has benefited from improvements which have included replacement of the slate roof in 2012 and installation of loft and cavity wall insulation in the last five years. Attached to the farmhouse are traditionally constructed outbuildings, accessed from both outside and inside the house; the first houses the biomass boiler while the other comprises a workshop. The room dimensions and layout are shown on the accompanying floor plans.
Nith Cottage was converted from a derelict barn in 2006 and has extensive southerly views over the River Nith. The cottage has been finished to an extremely high standard and comprises a kitchen with fully fitted floor and wall units, solid oak floor throughout and access to the rear terrace, utility room with built in floor and wall units and integrated appliances, sitting room with a multi fuel stove and sandstone surround, family bathroom with marble floor, whirlpool bath with shower over, WC and wash hand basin, twin bedroom, master bedroom and en suite wet room with electric underfloor heating, WC, wash hand basin and shower. The room dimensions and layout are shown on the accompanying floor plans. There is a large timber decked terrace to the rear of the property leading to a lawned garden.
Biomass Boiler and Solar Panels
The farmhouse and Nith Cottage benefit from a 70kw wood pellet biomass boiler and 3.92kw solar panels. The biomass boiler was installed in April 2013 and benefits from non-domestic renewable heat incentives currently generating payments of approximately £7,500 per annum. The solar panels were installed in August 2011 and currently generate payments of approximately £1,800 per annum. Documentation is available upon request from the selling agents.
General Purpose Building
Opposite the farmhouse and adjacent to Nith Cottage there is a general purpose shed extending to 8,000 square feet which is of steel frame construction with block walls and profile metal sheet cladding and roof. The building is supplied by mains water, 3 phase electricity and benefits from a toilet and shower.
The farmland extends to about 221.4 acres in total and comprises 70 acres of silage ground, 43.6 acres permanent pasture, 80.9 acres rough grazing, 16.2 acres woodland and the remainder being buildings, yard, roads etc. The land surrounds the farmhouse and steading extending extensively to the north, east and west. There is potential for some rough shooting, trout fishing on the River Nith and roe stalking for sporting enthusiasts. On the northern boundary of the farm is the ‘Loch o' th' Lowes', the owner of Meikle Creoch Farm has rights to fish on this loch and moor one boat.
A privately owned farm road provides direct access from Boig Road to the property.
Lot 2 Mote Cottage
Mote Cottage is set on the access road into Meikle Creoch and is therefore located away from the farmhouse, Nith Cottage and buildings as shown on the farm plan. The cottage enjoys uninterrupted views over the River Nith and the countryside beyond. There is a good sized garden to the rear of the property which is well sheltered and supports mature shrubs and fruit trees.
Mote Cottage is traditionally constructed in roughcast stone and brick walls under a slate roof. The property benefits from UPVC double glazed windows, mains water and electricity and private drainage. The cottage comprises a kitchen with fully fitted floor and wall units, living room with a multi fuel stove, two bedrooms and a bathroom with bath, separate shower cubicle with electric shower, WC and wash hand basin. The room dimensions and layout are shown on the accompanying floor plan.
A private farm road provides direct access from Boig Road to the cottage. If purchased separately, the purchasers of the cottage will have a right of access over the farm road up to Mote Cottage.
A home report for Mote Cottage is available upon request.
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