A charming smallholding in an attractive and accessible location surrounded by rolling Ayrshire countryside
Shawsknowe is reached via a sweeping private tree-lined
driveway which creates a stunning approach to the property
and from which the house, buildings and land are all accessed.
Altogether, Shawsknowe extends to 67 acres with a south
facing residence providing attractive views over the farmland
and neighbouring forestry. An array of outbuildings provide
excellent potential for further development or diversification.
The farmhouse is of traditional stone and slate construction,
estimated to date from the 19th century. The accommodation
is arranged over two floors and has been tastefully modernised
providing comfortable family living space, with all rooms
benefitting from the outstanding southerly views. A small side
porch leads to the dining kitchen with a Rangemaster Classic
cooker and and range of built in wall and floor units. The
adjacent living room benefits from a 7.5kW AGA multifuel
stove. A large open hallway provides an additional area for
reading and relaxing, and off the hall are the front porch,
principal bedroom and a large family bathroom (with four piece
suite and shower) completing the ground floor accommodation.
On the upper floor there are two further bedrooms. A lean-to
utility room (accessible externally only) houses the oil-fired
boiler and a WC.
The house is surrounded by well-maintained grounds and features a range of traditional outbuildings, a portal framed shed and a garage/wood store. A meandering burn with a small stone built bridge over adds to the idyllic setting.
Situated to the north of the house, there is a traditional range of outbuildings which provide storage, kennelling and livestock accommodation along with the steel portal framed sheep shed - all of which could be used for equestrian purposes. The buildings are in good order and provide excellent alternative opportunities, including redevelopment to residential or holiday use (subject to appropriate consents).
To the west of the house is a double garage and adjoining wood store. There is also a partly ruinous former mill adjoining, next to an orchard, woodland and pond which would make an excellent BBQ area.
The farmland extending to 67.01 acres (27.12 hectares) is currently all down to grass interspersed with small areas of woodland, and is classified as predominantly Class 4 by the James Hutton Institute. The land is split into 14 enclosures with post and wire fencing, stone dykes and a private water supply. The farm has been run as a sheep enterprise over the last 13 years and maintained in good heart.
GENERAL REMARKS AND INFORMATION
Strictly by appointment with Savills 01387 263 066
Entry and Possession
Entry by arrangement.
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 and Fittings
All light fittings, fitted carpets and curtains in the house are included in the sale.
Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
The BPS Entitlements are included in the sale. Copies of the SAF form for 2022 are available for inspection from the selling agents. For the avoidance of doubt, the seller will keep the 2022 Basic Payment.
Services, Council Tax and Energy Performance Certificates
Private water (via borehole) mains electricity, oil fired central heating, septic tank.
Council tax band E
EPC rating band D
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.
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.
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