A farmhouse, attached steadings and a range of further useful outbuildings in a ring fenced block of land to about 29 acres
South Highgate Farm is a nice parcel of house, steadings useful agricultural buildings all centrally set amid a ring fenced block of land to about 29 acres.
The farmhouse is a traditional stone and brick built structure some of which is rendered and white painted and under a slated roof.
The accommodation is laid out over two easily managed levels and comprises entrance reception hall, under stairs stores, dining room with working open fire, family room with Rayburn range cooker, kitchen with rear door to passage, sitting room with open fire. Passage leading to former garage converted to additional accommodation.
The first floor is by an easily gained staircase to upper hallway and landing leading to bedrooms 1 & 2 as well as family bathroom.
Attached stone byre, attached former cart shed.
Detached brick structure under tiled roof of pig and lamb pens, general purpose store, poultry shed.
4 bay brick built byre under fibre cement roof.
Corrugated sheet pole hay shed/barn under corrugated fibre cement roof with concrete floor and gale breaker.
Pole barn field shelter under tin roof and cladding, earth floor and gale breaker.
Pole barn with mixed tin and steel portal frame cladding, central feed passage.
Pole barn 4 bay poultry shed.
4 bay field shelter.
House gardens which are fenced and laid mainly to grass to the west of the house. The driveway which leads from the B777 is fenced with county style post and rail fencing before leading to a yard of road planings surface.
The fields form a ring fenced block with the farmhouse and buildings more or less at the centre.
The land extends to about 29 acres in all. It is to permanent pasture and divided into a number of paddocks suitable for a horses and or small livestock enterprise. The land is all farmed in-hand, is fenced and well gated for stock, with a natural or private water supply to the fields. The land is classified wholly as LFA. Hay/Haylage has previously been grown on the land, it is currently all in grass.
The land classification is a mixture of Class 4(1) and 4(2) according to the James Hutton Institute for soil research. The land ranges from 125 – 154m above sea level.
South Highgate Farm is situated in an enviable elevated situation in the pleasant countryside of North Ayrshire. Lugton is the closest village followed by the pretty hamlet of Gateside and the town of Beith further to the west.
Gateside is a popular hamlet with an excellent primary school of some repute, a village hall and a popular and friendly country pub, and whilst enjoying all associated with rural living, Gateside is extremely well placed for a daily commute to Glasgow.
To the west, the A737 provides good access to the M8 motorway corridor and Glasgow city, (amazingly, some 22 miles away, only 1 set of traffic lights at the Bothwell St off ramp before entering the city), as well as easy access to the ever developing Ayrshire coastline. The closest main line railway stations are at Dunlop and Neilston with a frequent service to and from the city. The international airports of Glasgow and Prestwick are 12 and 19.5 miles respectively.
Glasgow city (about 18 miles) provides an excellent range of all professional services, higher education, cultural and retail facilities normally associated with a major city centre.
Tourism is a thriving industry in Ayrshire. The main town of Ayr has its own racecourse hosting the Scottish Grand National, and is arguably Scotland's golfing Mecca with the home of the Open Championship at Prestwick and present day Open Championship links at Turnberry and Royal Troon. Alloway is the birthplace of Robert Burns and his legacy continues to draw people to the area.
For the field sportsman/woman the rivers of Ayrshire offer salmon fishing by permit. The Garnock water has a back end run of salmon. The district also offers some commercially run and challenging low ground driven pheasant shooting and with permission some of the local estates and land owners allow the chance to stalk roe deer.
Sea fishing sport is available on the Ayrshire coastline.
There are marina, yachting and chandlery services at Troon, Largs and Inverkip. Inland sailing and paddle sports are available at the Clyde and Muirshiel Regional Park at nearby Lochwinnoch.
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 12 miles to reach the Beith bypass, continue on the bypass past the BP filling station then turn left onto the B777. Continue on the B777 for about 3 miles to find the driveway end on the left hand side for South Highgate Farm.