Brisbane Glen Road, Largs, Ayrshire, KA30 8SL | Property for sale | Savills
39 Ac(15.78 Ha)
Offers over £500,000(€592,814)

Brisbane Glen RoadLargs, Ayrshire, KA30 8SL

  • Under offer
  • Freehold

Key features

  • About 39 acres permanent pasture
  • Farmhouse (2 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms)
  • Range of traditional outbuildings
  • General purpose building
  • Category B Listed

An attractive smallholding with stunning views towards Largs and the Firth of Clyde.

About this property

  • Brisbane Mains Farm was originally a larger beef and sheep hill farm, however the hill ground was sold in recent years, with the remaining 39 acres of in-bye pasture being retained for livestock grazing. The farm is offered as an attractive package comprising a farmhouse, buildings and about 39 acres with outstanding views over the surrounding farmland, hills and the Firth of Clyde beyond. The farm is accessed via a hardcore track leading from the Brisbane Glen Road which runs through the holding and provides access to the farmhouse, buildings and all field enclosures.

    The farmhouse forms part of the traditional stone and slate U-shaped range of buildings which were constructed circa 1807 (as the home farm for Brisbane Estate) and designed by James Gillespie. The house and buildings are Category B Listed and unusually follow a curved formation to the northeast and northwest elevations. The accommodation is principally presented over the ground floor with access from the courtyard via a sun room (where there is a boot area and office) leading to the hallway with a south facing kitchen (benefiting from a large walk in pantry), bathroom, sitting room (with south facing windows and a large wood burning stove), dining room and two bedrooms. There is access to the loft space via a door and stairs from the sitting room which is floored and has been historically used as further bedroom accommodation.

    To the south and east of the house is an attractive, enclosed garden split between lawned areas and raised beds for vegetable growing. From the eastern elevation there is access to a cellar below the farmhouse.

    Adjoining the farmhouse is the U-shaped courtyard of buildings around a further brick built byre in the central courtyard. The byre is used for the current sheep handling system whilst the surrounding buildings are used for logs and general storage. Historically there were stables for horses and there is potential to create further stabling. To the north is an offset portal framed building used as a hay barn and hard standing area.

    The farmland extending to 39 acres is all in permanent pasture. It is classified as a combination of Class 4 and Class 5 by the James Hutton Institute. The land varies in altitude between 165m and 191m above sea level and is currently utilised for sheep grazing with part in-hand and the rest on a seasonal grazing licence expiring on 31 October 2024.

    Brisbane Mains historically formed part of Brisbane Estate, seat of the Brisbane family and most famous for its association with Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane, 1st Baronet (1773 - 1860) who, following a distinguished military career serving under the Duke of Wellington, was appointed as governor of New South Wales in Australia where the city of Brisbane still bears his name.

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Local information

  • Brisbane Mains Farm is situated in North Ayrshire on the outskirts of the charming coastal town of Largs and within the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park where rolling landscapes blend into the stunning Ayrshire coastline. The farm sits in a picturesque setting with all the benefits of country living, yet is only minutes from town. Located around 30 miles west of Glasgow and about 20 miles from Glasgow Airport, Largs is well-served with local shops and amenities including a supermarket, banks, medical centre, 2 golf courses, primary and secondary schools as well as the famous Nardini's ice cream parlour and restaurant. The surrounding area is renowned for its active farming community, as well as country sporting, sailing and leisure opportunities.
  • Communication links in the area are excellent: both the A78 and A737 are within close proximity and join up with the M8 near Glasgow. Glasgow Airport (26 miles) and Glasgow Prestwick Airport (30 miles) offer a wide range of domestic, European and international flights.
  • For water enthusiasts, the Firth of Clyde provides some of Scotland's best sailing waters with acclaimed marinas at both Largs and Inverkip. Largs is home to Largs Yacht Haven, which is one of the largest marinas in Scotland, providing berthing and facilities for sailing enthusiasts, while hosting various sailing events throughout the year. Gourock, Wemyss Bay and Inverkip offer ferry connections to Dunoon, Bute and Kilcreggan, giving access to some of the most spectacular locations in Scotland. The Ayrshire coast is also renowned worldwide for golfing, with championship courses at Troon, Prestwick and Turnberry.

Additional information

  • Viewing - Strictly by appointment with Savills 01387 274 390.
  • Fixtures and Fittings - The farmhouse is sold as seen. The seller does not warrant any fixtures and fittings in the property.
  • Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) - The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are included in the sale. There are 15.13 units of Region 1 available.
  • 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.
  • Services, Council Tax and Energy Performance Certificates - Private water (spring-fed), mains electricity, septic tank, heating and hot water via wood burning stove in sitting room, 2 x Mitsubishi air source heat units. A recent water test confirmed the presence of lead in the private water supply and so purchasers should be aware that pipework will require to be renewed to address this post-sale. There is a 4kW ground mounted solar panel array (installed in 2011) which benefits from a Feed in Tariff.
  • Servitude Rights, Burdens, Wayleaves and Statutory Public and Other Access Rights - 1. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all 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 will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others. 2. The farm access track is not owned in full. A servitude right is available over the first section which passes over 3rd party land. 3. The farmhouse has a private water supply which originates on the neighbouring farmland with rights of access for maintenance etc reserved to the owner of Brisbane Mains Farm. 4. There is a core path over the farm road known as NC11 running from Site of St Fillian's Chapel to Brisbane Lodge. 5. There is a right of access through the farm in favour of the land to the north.
  • Directions: From the centre of Largs town, follow the A78 north through the Main Street and once past the RNLI Lifeboat Station and putting green, take the right for Douglas Street (signposted for Inverclyde National Sports Training Centre, Brisbane Glen Road and Brisbane Glen Cemetery). Follow this road east continuing on to Brisbane Glen Road and heading north. Once out of the town boundary and past the Brisbane Glen Cemetery on your right hand side, the access road leading to Brisbane Mains Farm is the second on the left. The postcode is KA30 8SL. What3words ///bits.ironic.explores
  • EPC Rating: E