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Nethergate Farm, Dunlop, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire
Nethergate Farm has a very accessible situation about 1 mile south of the village of Dunlop. The elevated development site is surrounded by open farmland and has a peaceful rural location with excellent landscape views to the nearby Dalry Hills, Ailsa Craig to the south, Goatfell to the west and Ben Lomond to the north.
Kilmarnock is conveniently situated 10 miles from Nethergate Farm. Stewarton, Irvine and Dalry provide an extensive range of local amenities including education, retail, entertainment and transport links.
Glasgow (21 miles) provides an excellent range of professional services, higher education, cultural and retail facilities.
The A736 provides good access to the M8, M77 and Glasgow to the north. There is an excellent train service from Dunlop (1 mile) which takes 25 minutes to Glasgow Central. There are also main line railway stations at Stewarton (4 miles), Dalry (9 miles) and Irvine (10 miles). Locally there are also the international airports of Prestwick (18 miles) and Glasgow (18 miles).
The local area provides numerous sporting and leisure opportunities with extensive walking and riding trails. As with much of Scotland, there are numerous golf courses in the area as well as local fishing and shooting opportunities.
Nethergate Farm is currently run as a small rare breed farm and comprises a static caravan, stable block with four loose boxes, tack room and feed room, a hay shed, a further shed, kennels, two polytunnels and about 46 acres of pasture.
Nethergate Farm, with its serviced plot, planning consent to construct a 3 bedroom property and building warrants to construct a 3 or 5 bedroom property, offers a unique development opportunity in an attractive rural position. Mains water, electricity and septic tank are already in place.
The planning consent is subject to a section 75 and further information can be obtained from the selling agents.
The ring-fenced land is classified as grade 4 by the Macaulay Institute. It is currently all in grass is mostly suitable for mowing. The fences and gates have been recently upgraded and a number of hedgerows have been planted under the Rural Stewardship Scheme. The fields are of a suitable size for modern agricultural techniques and some have a mains water supply. There is a feature pond within the land.
The property is a registered agricultural holding. There are no Single Farm Payment Entitlements included in the sale but the farm has entered the Rural Stewardship Scheme which terminates in 2011.
Further information can be obtained from the selling agents.
The sporting rights are in hand and are included in the sale. There is currently no sporting programme run on the farm.
From Glasgow City Centre travel west on the M8 and then take the M77 south at Junction 22 towards Prestwick Airport and Kilmarnock. Leave the M77 at Junction 3 then turn right onto the A726 passing under the motorway bridge and continuing forward onto the A726. Turn left onto the B773 and after about 1.5 miles at the roundabout take the second exit onto the A736. Continue south on the A736 for about 8 miles then turn left at Lugton onto the A735 for Dunlop. At the mini-roundabout turn right onto Main Street and take a further right onto the B706. Before leaving the village turn left and travel for about 1 mile where Nethergate is on the left.