Land for saleEastfield Farm, Pettinain, Lanark, Lanarkshire, ML11
Under Offer 227 ac. | £950,000
- 227 acres (91.9 hectares)
- CLOSING DATE: 19 AUGUST 2016 @ 12 NOON
- Traditional farmhouse (4 bedrooms)
- Farm cottage (2 bedrooms)
- 10:10 dairy parlour
- 176 acres ploughable/silage land
- 34 acres pasture
- About 227 acres in total
- For sale as a whole
- EPC Rating = F
EXCELLENT DAIRY FARM LOCATED BY THE RIVER CLYDE
Eastfield Farm is situated within South Lanarkshire on the banks of the River Clyde with extensive views over the surrounding picturesque countryside, while still easily accessing the central belt and Scotland's principal towns. The farm lies less than 2 miles to the east of the village of Pettinain and about 7 miles from Lanark where everyday conveniences such as supermarkets, professional services, banking facilities and secondary schooling are available. Symington, approximately 9 miles away, offers primary schooling. The area is well served by agricultural merchants and livestock markets in Lanark, Ayr (48 miles) and Stirling (58 miles).
Eastfield Farm has been in the Dunlop family for many generations, originally as a tenanted farm belonging to Eagle Star, then bought by the family in 1988. The farm comprises a dairy and arable farm currently carrying 110 commercial Holstein cows plus followers and a pedigree flock of Texel ewes. The milk is currently sold on contract to Arla. The farm extends in total to 227.3 acres of generally all arable or silage ground which is easily accessed either from main roads or internal access tracks. The land is classified as grades 31 and 32 and is mostly flat lying ranging from approximately 185 metres to 222 metres above sea level. There are generally 20 acres of spring barley grown each year and two cuts of silage taken. The ground is utilised for hogg wintering from September to March each year.
Eastfield Farmhouse is located to the south of the farm buildings, with a separate tree lined driveway from the farm road, and enjoys a southerly aspect with views across the surrounding countryside. The farmhouse dates back to 1890 and is of traditional stone and slate construction with spacious accommodation over two floors as shown on the accompanying floor plans. The front door of the farmhouse enters into a wide entrance hallway providing access to all ground floor accommodation including two reception rooms with open fires, the dining room with original panelled ceiling and fireplace, kitchen with range of fitted wall and floor units, pantry behind and access to shower room and WC. Passing under the stairs there is a useful office / storage space where the oil fired boiler providing heating and hot water to the house is situated. Leading from the entrance hall there are stairs to the first floor where there are three large double bedrooms, a 4th smaller bedroom and a family bathroom with three piece suite. The farmhouse benefits from UPVC double glazing throughout. An attractive garden to the south of the farmhouse is predominantly laid to lawn interspersed with small trees and shrubs.
The farmyard is split in two by the original dairy buildings with the traditional farm buildings to one side and the modern purpose built buildings to the other, as shown on the accompanying plan. The traditional farm buildings constructed in stone and slate are generally used for storage or isolation pens and are formed from three attached byres extending to 20.1m x 6.6m, 17.2m x 6.1m and 10.6m x approximately 3m. Adjoining the farmhouse to the north, are the bulk tank room and original dairy buildings (18.7m x 4.9m) with access to the parlour and cubicle shed beyond.
Dairy Complex (41.1m x 22m)
Comprises Westfalia 10:10 direct line parlour with automatic cluster removal, 3400 litre bulk tank and associated plant and equipment including 130kW generator. There are 92 cubicles within this steel portal frame shed with solid concrete floor, block walls, mixture of corrugated and Yorkshire boarding cladding and fibrous cement roof sheets. There is an automatic scraper syste m and direct line to the 200,000 gallon slurry tower adjacent.
Cow Shed (30.1m x 23.8m)
A steel portal frame building with solid concrete central feed passage and hardcore based pens, concrete panels, profile metal sheet and Yorkshire board cladding under fibrous cement roof sheets.
Young Stock Shed (16.0m x 7.5m)
A timber framed building with concrete floor and corrugated iron cladding and roof sheets. Feed barrier to the front.
Straw Shed and Feed Store (22.2m x 6.2m)
A concrete frame building with solid concrete floor and profile metal sheet cladding and roof. Currently split between enclosed grain storage and open straw storage.
Nissen Hut (8.9m x 5.0m)
Corrugated iron clad Nissen hut with concrete floor utilised for young stock housing.
Young Stock Shed (12.2m x 6.4m)
Timber framed building with concrete block walls and corrugated iron cladding and roof sheets.
Dutch Barn (13.7m x 6.6m)
Metal framed building with hardcore floor and corrugated iron cladding and roof sheets.
Extending to 227.33 acres in total, the land is split into four blocks by the main road, the railway and the River Clyde, with the majority of the land being over the railway bridge from the farm buildings. The land is typical of alluvial soils with areas of sandy loam and alluvial clay within close proximity to the river. As a result, the majority of the land is either arable or silage ground and is all stock proof fenced with a post and wire fences and all enclosures benefit from water supply. Fields adjacent to the River Clyde can be subject to seasonal flooding. The land to the east of the railway is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest known as the Clyde Meanders, however there are no obligations or restrictions on the farming activity in this area.
GENERAL REMARKS AND INFORMATION
Strictly by appointment with Savills. Given the potential hazards of a working farm, we request you take care when viewing the property, especially around the farmyard.
Entry & Possession
Entry by arrangement.
McLean & Stewart, 51/53 High Street, Dunblane FK15 0EG.
Offers in Scottish Legal Form are to be submitted to the selling agents, Savills, 28 Castle Street, Dumfries DG1 1DG. A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents following inspection.
Fixtures & Fittings
All fitted carpets and curtains in the farmhouse and cottage are included in the sale.
Environmental & Architectural Stipulations
The land to the east of the railway falls within the Clyde Meanders Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). There are no obligations or restrictions associated with this SSSI.
Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
The BPS Entitlements are included in the sale. For the avoidance of doubt the 2016 claim will be retained by the vendor. Copies of the SAF form for 2016 are available for inspection from the selling agents.
The sporting rights are in hand including riparian rights. The fishing is let out to the Clyde Angling Association on an annual basis. Mineral and Timber Rights In so far as they are owned, the mineral rights are included in the sale. All standing and fallen timber is included in the sale.
The purchaser of the property, in addition to the purchase price, will 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 hay, straw, fodder, roots, silage and farmyard manure and other produce at market value.
2. All oils, fuel, fertilisers, sprays, chemicals, seeds and sundry 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 Savills shall certify on account at the valuation pending agreement. Should the payment not be mad e within seven days then the interest will become payable on outstanding monies at 5% over Bank of Scotland borrowing rate.
Within 7 days of the conclusion of missives a non-returnable deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid. The balance of the purchase price will fall due for payment at the date of entry (whether entry is taken or not) with interest accruing thereon at the rate of 5% above Bank of Scotland base rate. No consignation shall be effectual in avoiding such interest.
Should any discrepancy arise as to the boundaries or any points arise on the Remarks, Stipulations or Plan or the interpretation of any of them, the question shall be referred to the arbitration of the selling agents whose decision acting as experts, shall be final.
Plans, Areas and Schedules
These are based on the Ordnance Survey 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.
Any offer by a purchaser who is resident outwith the United Kingdom must be accompanied by a guarantee from a bank which is acceptable to the sellers.
It is intended to offer the property for sale as described, but the seller reserves the right to divide the property into lots, or to withdraw the property, or to exclude any property shown in these particulars.
Should there be any discrepancy between these particulars, the General Remarks and Information, Stipulations and the Missives of Sale, the latter shall prevail.
Servitude Rights, Burdens, Wayleaves And Statutory Public And
Other Access Rights
1. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude and wayleave rights, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private. The property is also sold subject to the rights of public access under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The purchaser will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others.
2. The property has the benefit of access rights over the railway bridge for pedestrian, vehicular and livestock.
The Council Tax and all other outgoings shall be apportioned between the seller and the purchaser as at the date of entry.
Acreage: 227 Acres
From Junction 12 off the M74 take the slip road towards A70 turning right towards Rigside and Lanark. Passing straight over the next roundabout carry on along the A70 through Rigside and towards Hyndford Bridge traffic lights where you carry on to the A73. After approximately 1 mile and signposted for Pettinain, turn left and follow this road through Pettinain for approximately 3 miles to a T junction; the farm is ahead on the right hand side. The postcode is ML11 8SR.
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