East Mosside Farm, Hurlford, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire

  • 4 receptions
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 4 bedrooms

    Offers Over £650,000

Property Type: Other

Property Summary

A fine package of residential property, land, flexible farm steadings and income producing turbines, all set in pleasant rural Ayrshire countryside.

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Property Description

Description
East Mosside Farm has a combination of assets as follows:

• East Mosside Farm house.
• A range of traditional and modern farm buildings.
• 36 acres grass leys.
• Income producing micro-generation scheme and solar panels.

In total East Mosside Farm extends to about 36 acres (14.5ha), historically it was a dairy unit, in the recent past the land has carried some seasonal grazing sheep and the buildings do have wintered cattle.

All of the assets at East Mosside Farm combine to create the opportunity to run a successful range of private and/or commercial business opportunities, hobby farming, outdoor activities centre, potential for significant livery enterprise, kennels/cattery and/or all trades businesses from home.

East Mosside Farmhouse
Occupying a rural setting with a private south facing exposure and position, the farmhouse is completed in painted stone under a slated roof with flat roof sections.

The main farmhouse 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 rolling programme of upgrading and improvement including engineered hardwood joinery.

The property and concreted yard can be accessed via a good driveway leading from the public highway and terminating at the farmyard.

Ground Floor
Entrance porch to main entrance reception hall, under stairs stores, formal sitting room with living flame effect (LPG) coal burning fireplace, main family bathroom with shower over the bath all recently refitted, formal dining room with decorative open fire, cosy winter sitting room with bay window formation and door to dining room, doors to reception hall and kitchen, generously proportioned breakfasting sized kitchen with matching base and wall units, door to shelved stores and access to fine home office/study. A leaded stained glass door from the kitchen leads to a rear access carport from where there is dry access to the kitchen and house, utility room and wc. A further door from the kitchen leads to a fine garden/dining room with full southerly exposure.

First Floor
Hardwood staircase leading to broad upper hallway, to bedroom 1 (master) with Velux and dormer window formations, fitted bedroom furniture, deluxe en suite shower room, family shower room, bedroom 2 with fitted bedroom furniture, bedroom 3 with double fronted wardrobe, bedroom 4 with mirrored bedroom furniture.

Gardens
Main farmhouse gardens to the southern side, gravel terraces, mown lawn surrounded by privet hedging, drying green, assorted shrubs and bushes. Gravel surfaced driveway from public road, concrete aprons around the house steadings and livestock handling areas.

East Mosside 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, steel portal frame cattle courts over slats and general purpose sheds.

The traditional outbuildings are arranged around the main farmhouse with a good concrete yard with livestock handling areas and easy access to silage clamps and fields.

The traditional outbuildings are of white painted stone construction under a mixture of pitched slate and corrugated sheet roofs. The buildings have all been cleared and pressure washed down and are presented in good order.

The range of buildings comprises:

• Carport

• Garage with turbine gear and controls, domestic hot water tank, concrete floor.

• 4 Bay steel portal frame block and corrugated sheet clad workshop, concrete floor, sliding access doors, stairs to stores at mezzanine level.

• Brick built workshop under a corrugated sheet roof.

• Second steading/GP store under a slated roof

• Former milking parlour, rear hall with solar panel gear and pressure washer.

• Refuse/Bin stores
• Former 4 bay calf shed under fibre cement roof now offering machinery and equipment storage.

• Brick built, corrugated sheet roof cattle court, slats over slurry pits with central feed aisle.

• 4 bay steel portal frame corrugated sheet clad open shed with part concrete and part earth floor, large twin sliding access doors.

• 5 bay block wall and corrugated sheet clad 70 cubicle cattle shed with open courts over slatted slurry pits central feed aisle and large gable end sliding access doors.

• 2 x silage clamps.

• Midden

• Oil boiler house

Land
The land extends in total to about 36 acres (14.5 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 land is to permanent pasture with 7 fields, all with water troughs and all of which are in good heart, relatively free draining and suitable for cropping, livestock grazing and equine pursuits.

The area is renowned for its livestock farming due to the climate, soil and topography. The majority of the land is generally level 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 is capable of producing 2 cuts of silage annually.

The majority of the land is generally level and gently rises from 102 metres (334 feet) at the southern boundary to a high point at circa 119 metres (390 feet) above sea-level at the northern end.

Turbines
Two turbines are located within the fields. The turbines are part of a microgeneration scheme and produce a FIT annual income of about £18,000 per annum. The turbines have 13 years remaining on the FIT contract.

Solar Panels
Photovoltaic solar panels produce a FIT annual income of about £1,300, with 16 years remaining of the current FIT contract.

Situation
East Mosside Farm has an accessible situation in rural East Ayrshire. The farm is situated in very pleasant soft rolling Ayrshire countryside and farmland about 5 miles due south of the centre of Kilmarnock.

The farm is in a very accessible location with the A77 and the A76, both providing good road access to broader Ayrshire and Glasgow city.

Kilmarnock town centre is about 5 miles to the north where there is an extensive range of shopping and retail facilities, professional services, primary and secondary schooling, bus and mainline railway stations.

The A77 provides easy access to Kilmarnock, Ayr, Prestwick Airport and the developing Ayrshire coastline. Locally there are also the international airports at Prestwick and Glasgow which are 9.5 miles and 29 miles distant respectively.

The ferry terminal at Stranraer (56 miles) provides 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. 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 10 miles distant.

The Firth of Clyde offers marine and chandlery services at Troon, Ardrossan & Largs together with highly scenic coastal sailing.

Services
The farm benefits from mains water (metered) and electricity supply, oil-fired and electric infra red central heating, private drainage, double glazing.

Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.

Council Tax
East Mosside Farmhouse is in Band E and the amount of council tax payable for 2019/20 is £1,690.

Rights of way, wayleaves and easements
The sale is subject to all rights of support, public and private rights of way, water, light, drainage and other easements, quasi-easements and wayleaves, all or any other like rights, whether mentioned in these particulars or not. The purchaser will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others.

Mineral rights
As far as they are owned the minerals are included in the sale.

Timber
All standing and fallen timber is included in the sale.

Local Authority
South Ayrshire Council

SGRPID
Russell House
King Street
Ayr
KA8 OBE
Tel: 01292 291 300
Fax: 01292 291 301.

Ingoing Valuation
The purchaser(s) of East Mosside Farm shall, in addition to the purchase price, be obliged to take over and pay for at a valuation to be agreed between two valuers, one acting for each party, or an arbiter appointed by the valuers, or failing agreement as to the appointment by the President, for the time being, of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Scottish branch), the following:

1. All silage, hay, barley, straw, fodder, roots and farmyard manure and other produce at market value.

2. All oils, fuel, fertilisers, sprays, chemicals, seeds and sundries at cost.

Note: If the amount of the valuations has not been agreed on the date fixed for completion, then the purchaser shall pay to the seller such a sum as Robb Residential shall certify on account at the valuation pending agreement. Should the payment not be made within seven days then the interest will become payable on outstanding monies at 5% over the Royal Bank of Scotland borrowing rate.

Farm code
East Mosside Farm is registered by Scottish Government Rural Payments and Inspections Directorate (SGRPID) under the code 177/0012.

Plans, Areas and Schedules
These are based on the Ordnance Survey and Title Deeds and are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and computed by the selling agents and the purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description of the property and any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale nor entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.

Travel Directions
From Glasgow city centre proceed west on the M8, travel for 2.5 miles bearing left on the M77. After 19.5 miles turn left off the M77 following signs Kilmarnock, Irvine, Dumfries, Edinburgh. At the roundabout take the second exit onto the A76. Continue for 2.3 miles. At the roundabout, turn right, take the third exit following signs Ayr on the A719. Travel for 1.3 miles then turn right onto the road signposted Kilmarnock 3 miles. Continue on the unmarked road for 0.4 miles to find the entrance to East Mosside Farm on the left-hand side.