6 bedroom farm for saleOrmsary Farm & Glenbreckerie, Southend, Campbeltown, Argyll
Ormsary Farm and Glenbreckerie is a well-equipped, south-facing farm extending to about 335 acres. Notable features of the farm are the superb views, the excellent infrastructure, and the well-balanced land ranging from ploughable ground capable of growing arable crops to rough grazings suitable for out-wintering livestock. The farm presently carries a herd of 100 dairy cows plus followers but could easily be run as a mixed livestock-rearing enterprise. The land rises gently from the flat valley bottom at 20 metres (66 feet) above sea level at the southwest of the farm to a high point of 200 metres (656 feet) on the northern boundary, from which there are excellent views of Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde. The level ploughable land situated in Glenbreckerie is classed as grade 3 by the James Hutton Institute, with the majority of the remainder classed as grade 5i.
The majority of the fields have water supplied via drinking troughs, with the remainder watered by a natural supply from the Breakerie Water on the western boundary and the Allt Mor Ormsary Burn on the southern boundary. The fields are all stock-proof, with a combination of post and wire and electric fences.
There are on-going programmes of fencing, drainage and reseeding. In recent years a number of internal farm tracks have been constructed providing easy access to all of the fields for livestock and machinery.
A seasonal Bed & Breakfast business is run from the 6-bedroom, traditional farmhouse. The farm includes a traditional steading and range of modern agricultural outbuildings. The land comprises 89 acres arable/grass leys, 137 acres permanent pasture, 81 acres rough grazing, 15 acres woods and 13 acres miscellaneous.
It has wholly LFA status.
A dairy enterprise is currently run at Ormsary Farm and Glenbreckerie. A herd of 100 dual-purpose Ayrshire and Montbeliarde cows are milked twice daily and has an average annual production of 650,000 litres. Milk is sold under contract to First Milk Ltd. The herd is closed, with replacements bred on the farm. Calving takes place throughout the year. Artificial Insemination is used on most cows, with an Aberdeen Angus bull run with the remainder.
Calves are reared on the farm and are sold as stores at about 12-18 months through the ring.
The majority of machinery work is carried out in-hand, with silage and umbilical slurry spreading contracted out. Two cuts of silage are taken and whole crop silage is grown.
A local farmer usually pays a rent to out-winter circa 150 hoggs.
The combination of the topography of the farm and the mixed woodland give the opportunity for a rough shoot, together with roe deer stalking opportunities.
There is trout fishing on the Breakerie Water.
The farm is available for sale as a whole or in 2 lots.
Ormsary Farm and Glenbreckerie occupy a private position on the Mull of Kintyre, with attractive views south over the coastline and beyond to Northern Ireland.
The village of Southend is 3 miles distant. It is on the southernmost tip of the Mull of Kintyre and its beautiful white sand beaches are swept by the Gulf Stream, which provides the peninsula with a temperate climate and a long growing season. Southend has a church, doctor's surgery, village hall, 18-hole golf course, hotel, post office, shop and tea room.
The town of Campbeltown is 11 miles to the north and has supermarkets, a range of shops and professional services, an A&E hospital, leisure facilities (including a modern swimming pool) and a cinema. Campbeltown holds a week-long music festival. There is a primary school at Southend and secondary education at Campbeltown Grammar.
Machrihanish (13 miles) has one of the most challenging and scenic 18-hole links courses in the west of Scotland. The beach of Machrihanish Bay is well known for windsurfing and surf canoeing. Some of the local estates run commercial shoots and there are opportunities to fish on some of the local rivers and hill lochs, as well as sea angling in the Kilbrannan Sound.
Campbeltown Airport is 13 miles distant and provides a twice-daily service (Monday-Friday) to Glasgow. There is also a Sunday flight during the summer months.
From Tarbert there is a ferry link to Portavadie, which gives access to an alternative route to Glasgow via Dunoon and Gourock.
The farm is 49 miles away from the picturesque little ferry port of Claonaig, by Skipness, which connects Lochranza on the island of Arran to the Kintyre peninsula, whilst the Kennacraig ferry is 42 miles distant (just off the A83) and connects the Kintyre mainland with Islay, Jura and Colonsay. The Kintyre Express offers regular sailings to Northern Ireland. A ferry runs from Campbeltown to Ardossan in Ayrshire.
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