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Maclachrieston Farm, Pinmore, By Girvan, South Ayrshire, KA26

Under Offer £795,000

Property Description

Key features

  • About 220.09 acres (89.11 ha).
  • A highly productive livestock farm in good heart.
  • Farmhouse: 2 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms.
  • Detached 3 bedroom Cottage.
  • Useful modern and traditional farm buildings.
  • 110 acres silage ground.
  • 72 acres permanent pasture and rough grazing.
  • 34 acres woodland and scrub.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Maclachrieston Farm is an attractive and productive livestock farm situated in open rolling countryside in the South Ayrshire Hills, about 6 miles south of Girvan. Attractively positioned, the farm has fine views over the valley above the Assel tributary which feeds into the River Stinchar.

Girvan has a wide range of amenities and services including primary and secondary schooling, supermarkets, sports facilities, shops and restaurants and a hospital. The railway station in Girvan provides a regular service to Stranraer, Ayr and Glasgow.

The livestock marts are at Newton Stewart, 25 miles, Ayr, 26 miles and Castle Douglas, 56 miles. The county town of Ayr has an excellent range of shops, supermarkets, leisure and sports facilities, cinema and art galleries. Glasgow is within easy reach via the newly improved A77 and M77 and Glasgow Prestwick Airport (33 miles) offers regular international flights. There is a regular ferry service from Cairnryan (about 23 miles) to Ireland.

Ayrshire is renowned for its links golf courses, and there are excellent golf courses nearby at Turnberry, 18 miles, Girvan and Stranraer. There is excellent salmon fishing on the River Stinchar nearby and much opportunity for other outdoor pursuits including game shooting, hill walking and mountain biking.

Extending to 220 acres, Maclachrieston is a useful and productive grazing farm within a ring fence. It has an excellent well appointed farmhouse, detached cottage and a traditional range of traditional and modern farm buildings.

The farm is in very good heart with significant investment in recent years in internal access roads, drainage works and fencing.

The attractive traditional Farmhouse is built on one and a half storeys under a pitched slate roof with dormer windows forming a courtyard with the traditional farm buildings. The well appointed accommodation includes sitting room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom, office/bedroom 4, utility room and bathroom on the ground floor and 2 bedrooms on the first floor.

The breakfasting kitchen with tiled flooring has fitted floor and wall units, single round bowl sink, integrated appliances including electric oven, separate hob, fridge and dishwasher with tiled splashback. From the kitchen there are lovely views overlooking the colourful gardens. The spacious dining room has an open tiled fireplace with cast iron surround. The cosy west facing sitting room which overlooks the gardens has an open fire with marble hearth and backdrop and a door leads to bedroom 4 / office. Completing the accommodation on the ground floor is a further bedroom with en suite shower room and fitted wardrobe, bathroom with tiled floor with bath, separate shower cubicle, w.c. and wash hand basin, utility room with fitted wall and floor units, plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, and houses the central heating boiler (installed December 2015), cloakroom w.c. On the first floor there are two good sized bedrooms.

Maclachrieston Farmhouse has double glazing throughout and oil fired central heating.

Glenaldon cottage is a detached single storey cottage, brick based with pre-fabricated concrete structure with a tiled roof comprising 3 bedrooms each with fitted wardrobe, kitchen, sitting room and bathroom.

The sitting room has a lovely picture window with open fireplace overlooking the farmland and woodland. The bathroom has bath with shower over, w.c. and wash hand basin and tiled walls. The dining kitchen has a range of fitted units and single sink. There are two double bedrooms and a single bedroom.

The property is enclosed with a small garden and has double glazing and oil fired central heating. Glenaldon has previously been let out on a short assured tenancy.

Maclachrieston Farm has delightful enclosed south west facing gardens which is down to lawn with borders with colourful shrubs, rhododendrons, roses, magnolias, camellias and azaleas. There are apple, cherry, horse chestnut and beech trees, along with conifers and a monkey puzzle. East of the house is a shelter belt of amenity woodland with a burn.

The banks and woods on the farm are filled with numerous flora, including snowdrops, primroses, bluebells, violets, wood anemones, campion, common orchid, dog mercury and flag iris. Local wildlife include deer and there is many other wild fauna abound.


Traditional Range

U-shaped range adjoining the dwelling house, all of stone construction under slate roof forming general storage, formerly dairy premises comprising:

Former Byre: About 33'2" x 19'10"
Stone with corrugated roof.

With adjoining Engine Room (about 7'2" x 5'2"), Store (about 11'9" x 7'2") and Coal Shed (8' x 7'2").

Barn: About 26'2" x 19'6"
Stone and slate, concrete floor.

There is a separate detached barn (about 61'8" x 19'2") of stone and slate construction used for general storage purposes. Housing oil tank.

Adjoining corrugated lean to: About 67'8" x 24'8"

Modern Range

Cattle Shed (About 67'8 x 24'8") of steel frame with brick rendered walls under a corrugated asbestos roof with concrete floor, formerly a byre then converted to cubicles for 36 cows, also attached outside, blocked walls with steel feed fence with concrete feed passage and storage area (about 79'8" x 24'8").

Dutch Barn (About 60'4" x 21'8") of steel frame with corrugated metal roof and side cladding and hardcore floor. With Lean-to (28'6"' x 18'8") timber frame and block walls with corrugated metal cladding and roof with rubble floor.

Implement Shed (About 59' x 24'10"') Lean-to steel frame with block walls, corrugated metal roof and cladding and hardcore floor.

Cattle Court (About 60' x 36') with Yorkshire Boarding of steel frame with concrete block walls, profile cladding with cement fibre roof, part concrete/part hardcore floor. Also attached feed fence and concrete passage with outside blocked walls, (About 60' x 12').

Slatted Court: About 59'4" x 20'10"
Of timber frame with concrete blocked walls, corrugated metal roof and gable cladding , with Yorkshire Boarded sides. Also concrete feed passage with opening steel barrier feed fence, with slatted floor and slurry storage underneath.

Outdoor Silage Pit (About 61' x 19') with a concrete floor, the back wall and one side wall is also concrete and the remaining side is earth bank.

Indoor Silage Pit (About 61' x 15'8") Of steel frame with brick/block rendered walls, under corrugated asbestos roof with concrete floor.

Nissan Hut (About 36' x 16'8").
Brick based of steel frame with corrugated steel roof and side cladding, with concrete floor.

Flat concrete Pad: (About 30' x 55')
Suitable for storage.

Race and cattle handling facility.

Garden Shed: About 21'10" x 10'4"
Timber framed.

Greenhouse: About 10' x 6'
Aluminium greenhouse.


The land is graded by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research as mostly Class 4(1) and 4(2) and ranges between 100m and 180m above sea level.

The land at Maclachrieston extends to approximately 216 Acres and comprises about 110 acres of silage ground, 72 acres of permanent pasture and rough grazing and about 34 acres of woodland and scrub, some of which could be grazed and with the remaining 4 acres being roads, yards and buildings.

Generally the fields are in very good heart, all sown to grass and have a south westerly aspect. There are good internal roads providing access to the fields. The land is classified LFA. The land to the south has recently been extensively drained.

There is mains water and spring water at the top fields with water troughs and spring water for the bottom fields.

There is a wind turbine and radio telephone mast situated on the farm under commercial leases. The sites are not included in the sale.

From Girvan, take the A714 signed for Newton Stewart. Continue along this road for about 4 miles to Pinmore. Continue through Pinmore towards Pinwherry and just as you drive over the small stone bridge, turn left signed for Maclachrieston Farm. Proceed along the drive for about ¾ mile and Maclachrieston Farm is on the left hand side.

Post code: KA26 0HY

There are no rights of way over the farm. There are right of access over the farm road to Asselholm Cottage and to the radio mast and turbine sites which are excluded from the sale.

Mains electricity
Oil fired central heating
Mains water and private water (spring)
Private drainage (3 septic tanks)
Outside tap

Fitted carpets are included in the sale. No items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.


For Council Tax purposes, Maclachrieston Farm has been assessed as Band B and Glenaldon Cottage has been assessed as Band D.

Maclachrieston Farm: The Energy Efficiency Rating is F35, and the Environmental Rating is F30.

Glenaldon Cottage: The Energy Efficiency Rating is D64, and the Environmental Rating is D56.

The mineral rights are included in the sale.

All standing and fallen timber is include in the sale.

Sporting rights are included in the sale.

The farm is registered for IACS purposes and is within an LFA area. The Basic Payment Entitlements will be transferred to the purchaser with the farm. There are 69.43 ha of Region 1 entitlements and 3.87 ha of Region 2/3 entitlements.

Any payments relating to the 2016 scheme year will be retained by the vendor. If applicable, purchaser(s) will be responsible under occupation of the subjects of sale to comply fully with the Statutory Management Requirements to maintain the farm in good agricultural and environmental condition (GAEC) as laid down under the Cross Compliance rules of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2016 for the rest of the scheme year.

The purchaser shall in addition to the purchase price be obliged to take over and pay for a valuation to be agreed by a mutually appointed valuer(s) with respect to the following:

All hay, straw, fodder, roots, silage and farmyard manure and other at market value.

All growing crops on a seeds, labour, lime, fertiliser, sprays and machinery basis with an increment representing the enhanced value of the establishment and age of such crops.

All oils, fuels, fertilisers, sprays, chemical, seed and sundries at cost.

The purchaser shall be afforded the opportunity to purchase the livestock at a valuation figure pre-agreed between the purchaser and the seller; however the seller reserves the rights to hold a dispersel sale on the unit after the conclusion of missives but prior to completion.

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 selling agents shall certify on account of the valuation pending agreement. Should the payment not be made within seven days then the interest will become payable on outstanding monies at 8% over Bank of Scotland borrowing rates.

The property is an agricultural holding and appropriate caution should be exercised at all times during inspection.

A deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid within seven days of completion of Missives. Deposit will be non-refundable in the event of the purchaser failing to complete for reasons not attributable to the Seller or their Agents.

EPC Rating = F

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