Lot 2 – Mossend Farm, Kilbirnie, North Ayrshire


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Property Summary

A parcel of 5 fields of gently undulating bare land extending to about 41 acres, 32 acres which is mostly all currently in grass and has excellent access. An 8.9 acre field is to the bing and is suitable for the overwintering of livestock.

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Description

A parcel of 5 fields of gently undulating bare land extending to about 32 acres
which is mostly all currently in grass and has excellent access. An 8.9 acre field
is to the bing and is suitable for the overwintering of livestock.

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 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.

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.

General Remarks and Stipulations
Lot 2 will not be considered for sale ahead of agreeing terms to sell Lot 1.
A right of access exists in favour of a neighbouring landowner to access fields to the south west of Mossend Farm.
In the event of a sale in separate lots, a right of access will be retained from the driveway, around the rear of the farm to access the eastern fields.

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.