Hillhousehill Farm, Grassyards Rd, Fenwick, Ayrshire

  • 5 receptions
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 5 bedrooms

    Offers Over £750,000

Property Type: Commercial

Property Summary

In a private, convenient rural location, a fine farmhouse, secondary apartment, stone steadings, income producing livery infrastructure and ring-fenced block of land to about 28 acres.

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Description
Hillhousehill Farm has a combination of assets as follows:

• Hillhousehill Farmhouse, possible apartment and studio.
• A range of traditional and modern farm buildings.
• Livery Infrastructure
• 28 acres grass leys.
• Planning Consent for 9 feline chalet cattery

In total Hillhousehill Farm extends to about 28 acres (11.31 ha), in recent times the parcel of assets has been developed and run as an income producing livery yard.

The assets at Hillhousehill Farm are well set up for income production as follows;

• Full & or DIY horse livery
• PRT lease or self-catered apartment
• Letting of studio rooms
• Planning consent for 9 chalet cattery.

Hillhousehill Farmhouse
A private driveway with decorative security gates leads to the main farmhouse and steadings with buildings arranged to form a pleasant central courtyard. The main house is of dressed sandstone construction with stone frontal pediment with carved stone finial and feature auto daylight saving time changing central clock. The attached steadings are of white painted harled exterior and all are under variable pitch slated roofs.

Internally the house is laid out over two light and bright and easily managed levels, there are warming multi fuel stoves, good use of rich natural timbers and a well-equipped kitchen with warming Rayburn stove at the heart of the house. There is secondary residential accommodation which lend themselves suitable as dedicated granny/teenager/relatives’ accommodation or as income producing PRT or self-catered property.

Twin leaf outer doors to entrance reception hallway, cloaks/wc, formal dining room, drawing room with multi fuel stove on slate hearth, stone fireplace and timber mantle, twin leaf doors provide access to conservatory or garden room itself with twin leaf doors to rear gardens. Well-equipped and fitted kitchen with exposed beams, warming Rayburn range stove, fitted units and good space for breakfasting/informal dining table and chairs, door to snug/tv den with fitted oak furniture, multi fuel stove on slate hearth and French door to rear gardens. Door to inner hallway leading to large utility and boiler room, Belfast sink, stable door to rear gardens, shower room and wc.

Main staircase leading to upper hallway with retractable ladder access to partly floored attic space, bedroom 1 (master) a dual aspect room with en suite bath and shower room on a Jack & Jill arrangement with bedroom 2 which features good quality and recently fitted bedroom furniture. Secondary staircase (at rear of drawing room) to guest bedroom 3 with Velux windows and en suite power shower room.

Apartment
Door from lower hall leading to possible self contained apartment of fitted kitchen, comfortable sitting room, generous bath and shower room, staircase to upper hall leading to bedroom 4, bedroom 5 with fitted mirrored wardrobes with concealed access to domestic hot water tank and convenient long term stores.

Studio
Hall, vestibule with slate tile floor leading to flexible 2 room studio suitable for home office, craft or hobby rooms. Connecting rear hallway and general purpose stores.   

Gardens
Black asphalt access driveway fringed with mown lawns and trees and cropped hedges, remotely operated twin steel gates leading to inner driveway to black asphalt courtyard with good vehicle hard standing and turning areas. The rear gardens are mainly to grass with a pergola and BBQ terrace, alpine shrubs and bushes, mixed trees and hedges. A series of good access tracks lead from the farmhouse and yards to the surrounding fields. An area known as the orchard is fenced and has a good number of maturing tree species.

Outbuildings
• Attached steading with 3 loose boxes.

• Attached steading with 2 loose boxes.

• Workshop, tack and feed store, staircase to upper long-term stores

• Open fronted cart shed with 2 loose boxes.

• Detached timber equine structure with overhung eaves of 6 loose boxes tack and feed stores under new box profile steel sheet roof.

• Bedding shed.

• Log store.

• Brick structure of 3 loose boxes, additional tack and feed stores.

• 4 bay steel portal frame agri shed with block and box profile steel clad sides currently housing 15 loose boxes and central feed store. Corrugated sheet roof with clear polycarbonate sheet inserts providing natural light

• Portacabin.

• Midden

Horse Walker: Monarch horse walker.

Manege
40 x 20 all-weather manege, Turffloat fibre and equislicasand surface, post and rail fencing, floodlighting.

Cattery
Planning consent has been approved for a 9 feline chalet cattery, 8 rental chalets and 1 Isolation chalet together with a dedicated cattery office.

Land
Hillhousehill Farm is a registered farm with a Farm Code 205/0090.

The land holding is in a ring fenced block and extends to about 27.95acres (11.31ha) in all. The land is categorised as a mixture of class 3 & 4. The land is divided into a number of fields with free swinging gates and water troughs, access is via a good system of access tracks. The fields are generally in good heart and are suitable for cropping, livestock grazing and equine pursuits.

Situation
Hillhousehill Farm has a rural yet highly accessible situation in rural East Ayrshire close by the village of Fenwick. The farm enjoys a southerly exposure and there are pleasant views out across adjacent farmland and countryside.

The centre of Kilmarnock is about 4 miles to the south west and the on and off spurs of the M77 Kilmarnock bypass are only 2 miles distant, making it convenient to travel to Glasgow as well as the developing Ayrshire coastline.

Kilmarnock town has an extensive range of shopping and retail facilities, professional services, primary and secondary schooling, bus and mainline railway stations.

The A77 also provides swift ease of access to Prestwick airport (12.5 miles) and Glasgow airport (21 miles).

The ferry terminal at Stranraer (56 miles) provides access to Ireland.

Hillhousehill Farm remains very convenient for the main equestrian centres of the west of Scotland, The Morris Equestrian centre is nearby at Fenwick (4.5 miles) the Muirmill Equestrian Centre is at Symington (9 miles) and the Ingliston centre is at Bishopton (31.5 miles).

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 about 15 miles distant.

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

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. Continue for 17.9 miles turning left following signs Grassyards Interchange, New Loch Farm. At the junction, turn left onto Grassyards Road. Continue in an easterly direction for 1.8 miles to find the entrance to Hillhousehill Farm on the left-hand side.