**CLOSING DATE - Thursday 1st December at 12 Noon** An outstanding livestock and arable farm overlooking Loch Ryan
Springbank Farm is a highly productive grassland and arable unit (formerly operated as a dairy farm) capable of growing a range of cereals, forage crops and potatoes. The farm extends in total to about 273 acres (110 hectares) and includes a good sized family farmhouse with five bedrooms and two reception rooms. Attached to the rear of the farmhouse is a three bedroom Dairy House (currently let out) and a range of traditional farm buildings used for garaging and storage. There are modern buildings used for machinery storage and general workshop space. A biomass heating system is located in the outbuildings and heats the farmhouse and Dairy House. A cattle shed and silage pits complete the steading.
The land is well fenced with the majority including electric wires, and all enclosures have field troughs. The farmland is in excellent heart receiving regular applications of fertiliser and slurry with lime applied as and when required for maximum grass growth. The farm has consistently yielded over 3 tonnes to the acre of winter barley. In recent years a local potato growing cooperative has grown and harvested a summer crop of potatoes with the land then being planted in a winter cereal crop.
Springbank Farmhouse is accessed via a separate driveway which forks off the farm road and leads past the front of the house to a stone parking area and garaging at the side. It is a well-proportioned property offering ample family accommodation over two storeys as shown on the accompanying floor plans.
On the ground floor, the house is accessed via a sun porch which leads to an internal hallway off which lies the rest of the accommodation. A spacious dining kitchen at the front of the house has a large picture window which capitalises on the outstanding views over Stranraer and Loch Ryan - a stunning backdrop. A small living room with an open fire is accessed from the kitchen, as are the ancillary rooms towards the rear of the house including a large office and utility room, shower room and porch. The drawing room, also with the same outlook as the kitchen, completes the downstairs accommodation.
On the first floor the five bedrooms are accessed from the landing which benefits from a glazed panel above to provide natural light. The three bedrooms to the front of the property enjoy the sea views. Three of the five bedrooms benefit from built in storage and there is a spacious and modern family bathroom (recently replaced) with a stylish three piece suite and large walk in shower.
To the northern side of the farmhouse is an extensive area of lawn, enclosed in part by the stone buildings behind. To the south are the garages and parking area. The farmhouse has UPVC double glazing while heating and hot water are provided by the 100kW biomass boiler.
SPRINGBANK DAIRY HOUSE
The Dairy House adjoins the rear of the farmhouse on the western elevation. The property is of traditional stone and slate construction. The ground floor accommodation extends to kitchen, sitting room and bathroom with three bedrooms on the first floor. The property benefits from UPVC double glazed windows and heating and hot water from the biomass boiler (shared with the farmhouse). The Dairy House is currently let out for £450 per month.
The farm steading is accessed separately from the farmhouse and the buildings are laid out as shown and described briefly as follows:
General/Feed Store/Tractor Shed
Steel portal frame with concrete block / brick walls and part aluminum cladding under a fibre cement sheet roof with concrete floor. Houses biomass boiler and woodchip hopper.
Range of stone and brick buildings with asbestos roof coverings. The former dairy parlour and ancillary accommodation but now disused.
Cattle Shed/Calving Boxes
Main shed with lean-to addition. Steel portal frame, concrete blockwork walls, Ventair cladding and fibre cement roof. Concreted floor. 16 cubicles.
Within close proximity to the farm buildings are the two silage pits and draff clamps.
The farm buildings benefit from a private water supply and single phase electricity supply.
The farmland sits within a ring fenced block, with an altitude ranging between 10 85 metres above sea level. The farm is a mixture of classes 3(2) and 4(1) according to the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research. Accessibility to the farmland is available from the farm road and a series of internal tracks. All fields benefit from water troughs from a private supply.
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