Low Bowhill
28.19 to 65.50 Ha(69.65 to 161.85 Ac)
Guide price £260,000 -​ £560,000($328,221 -​ $706,937)

Low Bowhill FarmNewmilns, Ayrshire, KA16 9LG

  • Available in lots

Key features

  • Attractive livestock farm with redevelopment potential
  • Derelict farmhouse
  • Range of outbuildings
  • 148 acres permanent pasture
  • Available as a whole or in two lots

Attractive livestock farm with redevelopment potential

About this property

  • Lot 1 – Low Bowhill

    The holding extends to approximately 92.2 acres (37.31
    hectares) in a ring fenced block and includes a traditional
    farmhouse (presently in a derelict condition) and a range of
    buildings including a high level slatted shed with capacity
    for 120 head of cattle. The farmhouse has a southwesterly
    aspect with outstanding views over surrounding countryside
    and together with the steading offers an opportunity for an
    exciting redevelopment of the site (subject to obtaining the
    necessary consents).

    The farm is accessed over a private shared road and sits in an
    elevated position with gently sloping south facing enclosures.
    The land is a mixture of grades three and four according
    to the James Hutton Institute, and is all laid down to grass.
    The holding lies between 170 metres to 220 metres above
    sea level and offers good grazing and cropping potential,
    bounded by stock proof fencing and with water via mains and
    spring fed water troughs.

    The land shaded purple on the sale plan is owned but
    excluded from the sale. This includes the wind turbine
    situated to the northern boundary of Lot 1. The hatched
    area on the sale plan identifies the land over which there
    is a restrictive burden in connection with the turbine. No
    structures can be placed on this area, nor can trees, shrubs or
    bushes of more than 4 metres in height be cultivated. Full
    rights of access and services will be retained over Lot 1 to the
    purple area.

    Low Bowhill Farmhouse

    Low Bowhill Farmhouse is a traditional farmhouse of stone
    construction with a pitched slate roof. The farmhouse has
    been vacant since approximately 2006 and is now in a
    derelict state of repair requiring complete refurbishment. We
    understand the farmhouse accommodation presently consists
    of kitchen/dining room, sitting room and two bedrooms.

    Externally the farmhouse benefits from a southwest facing
    aspect over a large garden and open countryside with
    outstanding views. To the rear, there are further traditional
    buildings in a courtyard formation providing a parking area.

    Farm Buildings

    Low Bowhill Farm benefits from a range of buildings as set
    out below:

    1) Hayshed (18.2m x 5.1m) Steel frame construction with
    timber trusses and corrugated iron cladding.

    2) Traditional outbuilding (11.2m x 5.6m) and (5.5m x
    5.5m) Stone construction with a pitched slate roof. Part
    of the steading roof has been removed.

    3) High level slatted cattle court (31.5m 17.8m) Brick
    construction with an asbestos roof. Slurry storage below.

    4) Silage pit Concrete panel and timber sleeper
    construction with earth bank extension.

    Lot 2 – Land at Loudoun Mains

    The Land at Loudoun Mains is just off-lying to the south of
    Low Bowhill and extends to approximately 69.65 acres (28.19
    hectares). The farm is accessed from the public road to the
    north with gently sloping south facing fields. The land is a
    mixture of grades three and four according to the James
    Hutton Institute, and is all laid down to grass. The holding lies
    between 135 metres to 195 metres above sea level and offers
    good grazing and cropping potential. The land is fenced
    with post and wire fencing and benefits from natural water
    sources.

    At the request of the vendors, the land at Loudoun Mains
    (fields 10, 11 and 12) will be sold subject to a ‘clawback'
    obligation from the Purchaser(s) in favour of the Vendor(s)
    to pay 25% of any uplift in value occurring as a result of any
    non-agricultural planning permission granted in respect
    of any part of the property in the period of 25 years from
    completion. This obligation will bind successors in title
    and will be secured over the property by way of a standard
    security.

Local information

  • Low Bowhill and Land at Loudoun Mains are situated in East Ayrshire, approximately 11 miles east of Kilmarnock.
  • The nearby villages of Newmilns, Darvel and Galston are within a popular commuter location in the Irvine valley, with a good range of services including primary schooling, shops and restaurants available. Galston also provides secondary schooling with Kilmarnock (11 miles) and Ayr providing a wider range of national shops and professional services with the latter also offering private education.
  • Nearby Glasgow offers all the services expected of a major city. There is a well established livestock market in Ayr as well as in Lanark (29 miles) and Stirling (50 miles).
  • Ayrshire is renowned for an abundance of leisure and outdoor pursuit opportunities and famous golfing destinations such as the championship courses at both Troon and Turnberry. There is a thriving sailing community on the west coast with marina facilities in Troon, Largs and Ardrossan.
  • Communications in the area are excellent with the A77(M) accessible at Kilmarnock and providing links both to the north and south of Scotland. There are railway stations in Kilmarnock and Ayr, and international airports at Prestwick (19 miles) and Glasgow (30 miles).

Additional information

  • Low Bowhill and Land at Loudoun Mains have been in the current owner's family since the mid 1980s and together have been used principally as a livestock rearing unit and for cropping silage. They are available as a whole or in two lots.
  • Directions: From Kilmarnock (Bellfield interchange) join the A71 heading for Galston. After 5 miles, take a left hand turning (after passing Loudon Golf Club). Continue on this road and take the second right hand turning. At the next junction continue straight on (to a private road) and Low Bowhill farm is located on the left.