Lot 1 - Mossend Farm

Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire , KA25 6LX
Sold £425,000

  • Robb Residential – Independent full service sales and lettings agency business House Farm/Estate
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CLOSING DATE MONDAY 18TH DECEMBER AT 12 NOON. House with about 8.40 acres of land. An excellent, convenient, former working commercial farm with livery business infrastructure and a range of further business and development opportunities.

Mossend Farm has a combination of assets as follows:

Mossend Farm house.
A range of modern and traditional farm buildings.
37.8 acres grass leys, 8.9 acres to blaze bing, 2.6 acres roads/buildings/miscellaneous.
ownership of 165 m double bank, 201 metres single bank on River Garnock.
In total Mossend Farm extends to about 50 acres (20.23) hectares, historically it was a dairy unit, in the present ownership the farm has carried some sheep and liveried some horses. The assets have all been looked after well and have been professionally maintained.
The current owners have taken two cuts of round bale haylage. A good livery and equestrian infrastructure has been established.
All of the assets at Mossend Farm combine to create a successful range of private and or commercial business opportunities, hobby farming, outdoor activities centre, potential for significant livery enterprise, and or all trades businesses from home.
The land is currently in good heart and it is very accessible from the access driveway and a network of private tracks.
The area is renowned for its livestock farming due to the climate, soil and topography. The majority of the land is gently undulating with the fields of a good size, shape and gradient for modern agricultural machinery. With relatively high rainfall and mild average temperatures, the farm produces good grass swards. The district is well served by agricultural merchants and suppliers.
The land extends in total to about 50 acres (20.23 hectares). The land is easily accessed from the farm and yard and the land is classified as grades 3.2 and 4.2 by the Macaulay Institute and is mainly in a ring-fenced block.
The majority of the land is generally level and gently rises from 28 metres (92 feet) at the southern boundary to a high point at circa 47.3 metres (155 feet) above sea-level at the boundary with the neighbouring B780 to the north.
Whilst the land is currently all in grass, it can (excluding bing areas) all be ploughed and is suitable for growing a range of arable crops. The land is in good heart and is relatively free draining.
The land is wholly classified as LFA.
Farming System
Since the commercial renterprise ceased, the farm has run a few head of sheep and liveried some horses. The grass swords at Mossend Farm are cut twice annually and normally ensiled as round bale haylage. The bing (c 9acres) with its adjacent field shelter, are suitable for the wintering out of livestock.
Lot 1 (highlighted in blue on the plan) About 8.40 acres

Mossend Farmhouse
Occupying a rural setting with a private position, this is a farm house completed in harled finish under a slated roof.
The main farm house provides well-proportioned and flexible accommodation which is ideal for family living, and along with its period charm, is freshly presented and very comfortable by modern day living standards. The property is well presented and has been subject to a programme of upgrading and improvement, with the clever retention of a number of period features. The rear of the house faces almost due south making it sheltered and a private suntrap.
The property can be accessed via a good black top private road leading from the public highway and terminating at the rear of the farm yard.
Outer front door to porch with terrazzo floor, cut glass door to entrance reception hallway, bath and shower room at rear, main sitting room with marble type fireplace and electric fire, family/TV room, home office or study or possible 4th bedroom, well fitted shower room, good farmhouse kitchen with space for table and chairs as well as Rayburn range cooker, utility room and wash house, rear hallway and back door with general purpose store, inner hallway to office, general purpose store, wc, and door to front gardens.
Staircase leading to upper hallway to bedroom 1 with a fine range of good deep fitted furniture, bedroom 2 with fitted furniture, connecting door to bedroom 3 also with fitted furniture and study room with return staircase to kitchen.

Oil fired central heating, mains electricity and water, private drainage by septic tank, triple glazing.

White painted ranch style fenced bell mouth entry to good condition black top driveway flanked by well-tended hawthorn hedges to black top yard at the front fringed with lawn, mature trees and under planted with colourful rhododendrons. Spur access road to neighbouring fields. Rear black top yard with plenty of vehicle turning and hard standing. Lawn bounded by hedges as well as post and rail fencing, enclosed rear kitchen gardens with lawn, herbaceous bed and greenhouse. Lambing paddock to the west of the house and buildings.

Mossend Farm Buildings
There are a range of former dairy byres and traditional stone steadings mostly painted white under slate as well as corrugated sheet clad barns and a mid 80’s built cattle court.
The traditional outbuildings are predominantly situated to the east of the main farmhouse, a small stack yard is at south west of the house and there is adequate hard core and concrete hard standing.
The traditional outbuildings are of white painted stone construction under pitched slate roofs. The buildings have all been cleared and pressure washed down and are presented in good order. The shape and size of the traditional buildings are largely now unsuitable for large scale modern agricultural techniques, however, in recent times they have been well converted to provide 19 loose boxes with associated feed and tack stores.
It is understood that at one time a planning application had been approved to develop the steading, it has since lapsed.
The attached traditional range of buildings comprise:
Large attached byre
Small attached byre
Stone steading general purpose store
3 (under construction) further loose boxes
General purpose store
Brick built former byre (poor roof structure)
Situated to the eastern side of the traditional steadings, the farm buildings comprise:
Steel portal frame 3 bay corrugated sheet hayshed/general purpose store
Former dairy byre converted to 10 loose boxes
Steel portal frame shed with former feed passage converted to 9 loose boxes
Steel portal frame, 4 bay, single roof span former cattle court converted to neat floodlit indoor arena.
Pole frame stone built field shelter under box profile steel roof
Brick garage
Timber garage
Concrete stock handling areas

Mossend Farm has an accessible situation in rural North Ayrshire. The farm is about 1 mile by road from the local village of Kilbirnie, where there is a primary school, railway station, health centre, post office and convenience stores.
The nearby Ayrshire towns of Dalry (1.5 miles), Beith (3.5 miles) and Lochwinnoch (5.5 miles) all provide an extensive range of local amenities including education, retail, entertainment and transport links. Private co-educational schooling for pupils from the age of 3 to 18 is also available at St Columba’s in Kilmacolm (16 miles) and Wellington School in Ayr (22.5 miles).
The farm is in a very accessible location with the A737 about 2 miles, providing good access to the M8 motorway corridor, and the A78 about 7 miles which provides easy access to Kilmarnock, Ayr, Prestwick Airport and the developing Ayrshire coastline. Locally there are also the international airports at Glasgow and Prestwick which are 14.5 miles and 17 miles distant respectively.
The ferry terminals at Troon (19 miles) and Stranraer (75 miles) provide access to Ireland.
Ayrshire is renowned worldwide for golf with regular open championship venues including Royal Troon, Turnberry and the highly regarded Prestwick all within easy reach.
Along with farming and golf, the county is known for its excellent salmon fishing on the rivers Ayr, Doon, Girvan and Stinchar, all of which are within a short drive. The Garnock forms one of the southern marches of the farm and has a good run of salmon at the back end. Game shooting is also popular within the area, and there are a number of commercially run rough and low ground shoots in the district.
For those keen on a punt, Ayr Racecourse, home of the Scottish Grand National, is 24 miles distant.
Inland sailing is available on Castle Semple Loch at Lochwinnoch and the Firth of Clyde offers marine and chandlery services together with highly scenic coastal sailing.

Travel Directions
From Glasgow City Centre proceed west on the M8 motorway. After 9 miles take junction 29 (A737) following signs for Irvine. Continue on the A737 for 14 miles when you reach the (Manrahead) roundabout to the south of Beith. Turn right here onto the B777 and travel for 2.3 miles. At the roundabout turn first left onto the B780 and continue for 1.1 miles to find the entrance to Mossend Farm on the left hand side.