Coylton, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA6

Coylton, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA6
Scotland

Over £745,000
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Acerca de Coylton, Ayr, Ayrshire, KA6

3-bed farmhouse; outbuildings; in-hand farm; 170 acres pasture; 68 acres rough grazings; 62 acres woodland; pheasant shoot; 2 ponds; Entitlements to Basic Payment Scheme

Traditional 3-bedroom farmhouse
A range of traditional outbuildings, Dutch barn, cart shed, sheep fank and cattle handling facilities
In-hand farm with 170 acres permanent pasture and 68 acres rough grazing
About 62 acres of mature and young woodland plantations
Pheasant shoot, rough shooting and roe deer stalking
2 ponds providing wild duck and goose flighting
Entitlements to the Basic Payment Scheme
For sale as a whole or in 3 lots
Whitehill is a productive livestock farm with amenity and sporting elements. It lies in a single block with no exclusions from ownership within its boundaries. The farm has been owned by the vendors’ family since the 1940s and comprises a three-bedroom traditional farmhouse and a traditional farm steading. The land includes 170 acres of permanent pasture, 68 acres of rough grazing and 62 acres of woodland. There are livestock handling facilities for both sheep and cattle.

A feature of the farm is its elevated situation with exceptional views to Arran in the west and, on clear days, to Ben Lomond in the north. A further feature is the fact that the farmhouse sits centrally within the farm.

Sportings
The variety and quality of sport at Whitehill is one of the farm’s key attractions and includes driven and walked-up pheasant shooting, flighting for wild duck and geese, rough shooting for mixed game including snipe and woodcock and roe deer stalking.

The principal sport at Whitehill Farm is driven pheasant shooting. With undulating topography and woodland plantations of mixed age and species, there are a number of drives which provide challenging and entertaining sport. The current owner has let the shooting on an informal basis to a local syndicate who enjoy seven days each season plus additional walked-up and rough days.

There are two ponds which are fed to attract wild mallard, teal and wigeon, as well as less common species such as pintail and gadwall. Greylag geese are also attracted and the combination of wildfowl can provide spectacular sport. There are hides at both ponds.

The land rises from 96 metres (315 feet) at the northern end to a high point of 194 metres (636 feet) at the northwest corner of the farm.

The fields are enclosed by dry stone walls and fences. The majority of fields have either a mains water supply or a natural supply.

The permanent pasture is situated at the north of the farm which slopes downward towards Martnaham Loch. The rough grazing lies in the southern part of the farm on the higher ground. The majority of the land falls into payment region 1 for the Basic Payment Scheme, with approximately 59 acres falling into payment region 2.

The land is classed as a combination of grades 3 and 4.

Farming
The farm is farmed in-hand and runs a flock of about 200 breeding ewes combining both purebred Scottish Blackface and Blackface/Bluefaced Leicester cross ewes. The farm trades as a partnership under the registered name of Whitehill Farming Partnership. It owns Entitlements to the Basic Payment Scheme and receives a Less Favoured Area Support Scheme payment.

Although farmed as an in-hand enterprise, much of the practical farming is undertaken by a local farmer under a Contract Farming Agreement.

In addition to those fields farmed in-hand, a number of the fields are leased on a seasonal basis to local farmers for grazing cattle.

Woods
The woods on Whitehill Farm extend to about 61.67 acres in total, laid out amongst a number of plantations of mixed species situated throughout the farm. In addition to mature woods, there are some coniferous shelterbelts. These provide protection for livestock from the prevailing wind and shelter for game birds.

The farm is available for sale as a whole or in three lots as follows:

LOT 1: Whitehill Farm
(About 226.01 acres)

Whitehill Farmhouse
The focal point of the farm is Whitehill Farmhouse, which is accessed via a tarmac private drive which leads from a single track minor public road for about 200 metres to the front of the house.

Whitehill Farmhouse is constructed of stone with a harled and painted finish beneath a pitched slate roof. It has a private, elevated position with fine views and has a dual aspect to the southeast and northwest.

The accommodation is over two storeys.

Internal features of the house include timber panel doors with brass fittings, a stove with a stone fireplace and hearth, a staircase with a wooden balustrade and cast iron spindles.

It is served by mains water and electricity supplies, and private drainage. It is heated centrally by oil and is partially double glazed.

To the rear and side of the farmhouse is an enclosed garden that is laid to lawn. The garden is enclosed by a post-and-wire fence

The farmhouse is currently let under a Short Assured Tenancy at a monthly rent of £400.

Farm Buildings
The Whitehill steading is arranged around a courtyard and features a combination of single and double storey buildings. It covers an area of circa 700 square metres. The buildings are of traditional stone construction beneath a slate roof. The courtyard has a hardcore base and provides ample parking and turning space for vehicles. The steading consists of a workshop/store, feed store, byre, granary, stabling with looseboxes and a bothy in need of refurbishment.

The buildings provide extensive equipment storage and utilitarian space. A part of the steading is used as a lunch room on shoot days.

Adjoining the traditional steading is a set of cattle handling facilities, a 4-bay Dutch barn (16.35m x 6.23m) and a 3-bay former cart shed. A short distance away is a sheep fank.

Land
The land within Lot 1 lies in a ring-fenced block and extends to 226.01 acres. It comprises 95.98 acres of permanent pasture, 67.94 acres of rough grazing, 56.74 acres of woods and 5.35 acres of miscellaneous ground.

LOT 2: Land at Round Hill
(About 33.83 acres)

Land
Lot 2 is a single enclosure extending to about 33.83 acres and comprises 28.23 acres of permanent pasture, 4.93 acres of woods and 0.10 acre of miscellaneous ground. It has road access on two sides.

LOT 3: The Tilery and Scar Fields
(About 45.43 acres)

Land
This lot includes two fields of permanent pasture extending to about 45.43 acres. It comprises 45.33 acres of permanent pasture and 0.10 acre of miscellaneous ground. There is access directly from the public road.

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Over £745,000
1,737 PIE CUADRADO
Interior
305 acres
Exterior
Granjas / Hacienda / Platanción
EDN170013
ID de MLS
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