Savills | Raith Farm (WHOLE), Monkton, Prestwick, Ayrshire, KA9 2SN | Property for sale
115.34 to 165.52 Ha(285 to 409 Ac)
Offers over £3,300,000 -​ £4,500,000($3,993,561 -​ $5,445,765)

Raith Farm (WHOLE)Monkton, Prestwick, Ayrshire, KA9 2SN

  • Available in lots

Key features

  • For sale as a whole or in three lots
  • About 409 acres in total
  • Lot 1 – Raith Farm Offers Over £3,300,000
  • Lot 2 – Little Foulton Offers Over £630,000
  • Lot 3 – Land at High Wardneuk Offers Over £570,000

A first class arable and dairy farm in scenic South Ayrshire

About this property

  • Description
    Raith is a productive arable and dairy farm with a fine farmhouse, additional accommodation in the form of Raith Farm Cottage, development potential with a consented house site at Little Foulton, a good quality range of farm buildings including a 24:48 swingover milking parlour, cubicle accommodation for over 300 cows and heifers, indoor and outdoor silage pits, slurry storage for over one million gallons, a second range of farm buildings at Little Foulton, an extensive biomass boiler scheme and excellent farmland extending to about 409 acres in total.

    Raith Farm was bought by the current owners in 2010 with additional land (at High Wardneuk) bought in 2015. The farm is milking 300 cows and currently supplying milk to Lactalis. The addition of the biomass boilers, firstly to the farmhouse and dairy and latterly to create a drying floor used for grass, has created an additional income stream. The land that is not utilised for the dairy herd, in terms of grazing or silage production, is in arable crop with usually around 150 acres between barley and wheat and the odd strip of potatoes grown and sold at the farm gate.

    Raith Farm is available as a whole or in up to three lots.

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What a fantastic opportunity for a purchaser to secure a significant holding of both scale and quality within an attractive area of Scotland.

Sian HoustonProperty agent

Local information

  • Raith is situated in the scenic countryside of South Ayrshire with outstanding views over the surrounding farmland stretching out towards the west coast towards Arran and the Clyde Estuary. The area is renowned for its productive dairy and stock farms as a result of the mild and wet climate creating perfect grass growing conditions.
  • The village of Monkton is about 3 miles west where there is a primary school, fuel station with M&S food hall and post office. Prestwick (7 miles) is a larger town to the south of Monkton which provides more choice of high street shops, supermarkets and professional services as well as secondary schooling. There is also Prestwick Airport (4 miles) which offers a wide range of domestic and European flights.
  • Adjoining Prestwick to the south is the market town of Ayr which provides an even wider range of professional services and amenities including banking, supermarkets, high street shopping, restaurants, primary, secondary and private schooling, further education campuses and a railway station. There is also a first class racecourse which is the home of the Scottish Grand National meeting held annually in spring. Ayr United, formed in 1910, is the local football team and there are both rugby and cricket clubs in the town. Ayr also has a swimming pool, ten pin bowling, an ice rink and a choice of golf courses as well as river and park walks. Scottish Rural University College (SRUC) also has a campus in Ayr. The nearest livestock market is on the outskirts of Ayr.
  • Travel connections in the area are good with excellent access to the A77 (less than 2 miles away), linking the ferry port at Cairnryan (near Stranraer) to Glasgow.
  • South Ayrshire is a picturesque mix of rolling landscapes, extensive woodlands and rugged coastline, making for an especially attractive setting and providing a wealth of opportunities for outdoor pursuits including golf (several courses around Ayr, Prestwick and Troon), shooting, cycling, hill walking and water sports.

Additional information

  • Entry and Possession - Vacant possession will be given on entry which will be by arrangement.
  • Ingoing Valuation - The purchaser of Raith shall, in addition to the purchase price, 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 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.
  • 3. All oils, fuel, fertilisers, sprays, chemicals, seeds and sundries 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 made within seven days then the interest will become payable on outstanding monies at 5% over Bank of Scotland borrowing rate.
  • Fixtures & Fittings - All fitted carpets, curtains and lights in the residential dwellings are included in the sale.
  • Services, Council Tax and Energy Performance Rating
  • Raith Farmhouse - biomass boiler for heating and hot water, private drainage, mains water and electricity. Council Tax band F, EPC rating D
  • Raith Cottage - Oil fired central heating, private drainage, mains water and electricity. Council Tax band D, EPC rating F.
  • Servitude Rights, Burdens, Wayleaves and Statutory Public and Other Access Rights
  • The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing 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(s) will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others following their solicitors' examination of the title deeds.
  • 1. Located within field 25 (lot 2) there is the septic tank for Little Foulton Farmhouse with a servitude right to use, maintain, repair and renew the existing tank and all pipework related thereto in favour of the farmhouse owners;
  • 2. A high pressure gas pipeline crosses the farm within fields 2, 3, 4, 6, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30 and 31.
  • 3. A mains water pipeline crosses the farm within fields 2, 23, 26, 28, 30 and 31.
  • 4. There are Scottish Power wayleaves for electricity poles.
  • Basic Payment Entitlement Scheme (BPSE) The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are included in the sale. There are 158.18 units of Region 1 entitlements with a value of £164.52 per unit.
  • Cross Compliance The payments due under the scheme in relation to the years up to and including the current farming year will be retained by the sellers. The purchaser will be required to ensure that all cross compliance requirements and standards are maintained on the farm during the year to 31 December 2022.
  • Sporting Rights The sporting rights are in hand.
  • Timber All standing and fallen timber is included in the sale.
  • Mineral Rights In so far as they are owned, they are included in the sale
  • Solicitors Hall and Baird, The Old Exchange, Castle Douglas DG7 1TJ Tel: 01556 50 2764
  • Local Authority South Ayrshire Council, County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr KA7 1DR - Tel: 0300 123 0900
  • Offers 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.
  • STIPULATIONS
  • Deposit 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.
  • Disputes 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.
  • Directions: Directions From the A77 (north or south bound) at Sandyford Toll Roundabout, take the A719 junction and turn left immediately (signposted for Galston). Follow this road for just over a mile and then take the left for the B739 (signposted for Monkton). Raith Farm is on the right-hand side. The postcode for sat nav purposes is KA9 2SN. what3words – feeds.nourished.curving
  • EPC Rating = F