Property SummaryA quality package of versatile income producing land (75 acres) and property assets in rural East Ayrshire.
Meikle Westland Farm has a combination of assets as follows:
Meikle Westland Farmhouse.
A range of traditional and new agricultural buildings
75 acres (30 hectares) grass leys.
In total Meikle Westland Farm extends to about 75 acres (30hectares). The farm was at one time a dairy unit. In its present ownership the property has been diversified into an equestrian enterprise within which a good equestrian infrastructure has been established.
The present owners manage and run the Anderson School of Riding which is a government licensed and insured teaching facility with a focus on side saddle riding.
There is good local demand for further development of the yard into a livery enterprise and the two lodges offer self-catering holiday income or on site living accommodation for staff.
In summary, all of the assets at Meikle Westland Farm combine to create a successful range of private and/or commercial business opportunities, hobby farming, kennels/cattery, outdoor activities centre, potential for running and or increasing the livery enterprise, and/or running an all trades business from home.
The land is currently in good heart and it is very accessible from the access driveway and a network of private tracks.
Meikle Westland Farmhouse
Rear entrance vestibule, pine lined boot room, Dutch door to well equipped kitchen, exposed beams to ceiling, utility and gas boiler room with Belfast sink, door to front courtyard, cloakroom/wc. Breakfast room with multi fuel stove, exposed ceiling beams. Inner hallway with under stairs gun safe room, formal dining room with multi fuel stove in timber fireplace, shallow press, sitting room with multi fuel stove in feature brick and timber fireplace and matching shallow press, white painted pine lined ceiling, access to generous full width conservatory with twin leaf doors to gardens.
Main staircase to upper hallway leading to bedroom 1 with en suite wc and walk in fitted wardrobe, bedroom 2 (single) with access to roof space, tiled family bathroom, bedroom 3 with en suite shower room. Secondary staircase (from rear of kitchen), leading to bedroom 4 with eaves space stores, and en suite bath and shower room.
Private driveway to large road planings courtyard and convenient access to all buildings and lower fields. Front gardens to gravel terrace with soft fruit bed, mature front lawn, mixed shrub, bush and border plants.
Detached timber construction with timber effect composite cladding and under a tiled roof, the property is pine lined internally and comprises reception hallway, cloaks and electrics cupboard, fine open plan sitting room with twin leaf doors to deck, open plan to dining room to well equipped kitchen, bathroom, Jack & Jill shower room to hall and bedroom 1 with fitted mirrored wardrobes, bedrooms 2 and 3, both with fitted wardrobes.
Detached timber construction with timber effect composite cladding and under a tiled roof, the property is pine lined internally and comprises outer door to open plan sitting room with twin leaf doors to deck, open plan to dining room to well equipped kitchen, reception hallway, cloaks and electrics cupboard, shower room, bedroom 1 with fitted wardrobes, bedrooms 2 with fitted wardrobes.
Meikle Westland Farm Buildings
There are traditional attached steadings and further detached farm buildings which are well equipped for equestrian purposes, hobby farming and/or the winter accommodation of fodder and livestock.
The farm buildings are mainly of steel and timber portal frame and generally clad in green painted corrugated sheeting or box profile steel.
In recent times significant investment has been made in the installation of a new quality galvanised steel portal frame indoor riding arena.
The range of buildings and equestrian infrastructure comprises:
Steel portal frame corrugated sheet clad open fronted 4 bay Dutch barn with storm breakers.
Steel frame block sided box profile steel clad 4 bay hay barn.
New 7 bay x 4 bay steel portal frame indoor riding arena with box profile steel clad sides, side panel windows, sand floor, plywood kick boards, cement fibre roof with roof lights.
Timber frame 4 bay open court with central feed passage clad in fibre cement sheeting.
Access to steel portal frame 4 bay, block sided and box profile roof clad shed with storm breakers and within which are 4 loose boxes, block built tack and feed stores, wc.
Attached white painted stone steading under a mixed slated and Coroline clad roof, former byre now providing good general purpose storage, internal door to additional storage with suspended ceiling.
Detached white painted slate roofed stone steading of horse shower, workshop leading to long store, old creamery outhouse general purpose store, wine cellar.
Meikle Westland is a registered farm, farm code 18800/14.
The land holding extends to about 75 acres (30 hectares) in all. The land is to grass leys and is categorised by the Macaulay Institute as a mixture of class 4 and 5 and is generally to permanent pasture with a number of different watered fields which are suitable for cropping, livestock grazing and equine pursuits. Two parcels of mixed woodland.
Meikle Westland Farm has about 0.5 miles trout and coarse fishing rights over the River Nith which forms its northern boundary.
Two duck flighting ponds attract wildfowl. The land offers rough shooting for snipe, woodcock ground game and roe deer stalking.
Meikle Westland Farm is available for sale in two lots or as a whole, Lot 2 will not be considered for sale before heads of terms are agreed for the sale of Lot 1.
Lot 1 Meikle Westland Farm, all buildings and land hatched in red, about 51.29 acres.
Lot 2 Land hatched in blue about 23.87 acres.
LPG central heating, double glazing, drainage is by private septic tank.
Electric heating, double glazing, drainage is by private septic tank.
Note: The services have not been checked by the selling agents.
Meikle Westland Farmhouse is in Band D and the amount of council tax payable for 2018/19 is £1,463.81.
Meikle Westland Farm has an accessible situation in rural East Ayrshire. The property is about 2 miles south of the East Ayrshire town of New Cumnock where there is primary and secondary schooling, as well as a mainline railway station, health centre, post office and convenience stores.
The farm is in a very accessible location with the A76 and the M74 both providing good road access to Ayrshire and the motorway corridors that lead to central Scotland and the south.
Ayr (21 Miles) and Dumfries in the southwest (36 miles) are both readily accessible by road and both offer a fuller range of local and professional services amenities including education, retail, entertainment and transport links.
The nearest airports are at Prestwick and Glasgow respectively which are 24 miles and 49 miles distant respectively.
In central Scotland, one is never too far from a golf course, there are local parkland courses and 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, equestrian pursuits and golf, the county is known for its excellent fishing and field sports. There are stocked trout fisheries nearby and salmon fishing on the rivers Nith, 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 21 miles distant.
The Firth of Clyde offers marine and chandlery services together with highly scenic coastal sailing.
From Ayr, proceed east on the A70 to Cumnock. From Cumnock proceed in a southerly direction on the A76. Proceed for 6 miles to reach New Cumnock. Continue on the A76 heading in an easterly direction for about 2 miles. The entrance to Meikle Westland Farm is on the left hand side.