143 Ac(57.87 Ha)
Excess of £255,000

Corwar FarmBarrhill, Girvan, South Ayrshire, KA26 0QZ

  • Sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in July 2018
  • Upland ayrshire farm in secluded location surrounded by forestry
  • Near to the galloway forest park which has dark sky status
  • Spacious principle farmhouse situated centrally on the holding (requires renovation)
  • Located within 6 miles of the rural village of barrhill where a range of local amenities are available
  • Suitable for farming, forestry, lifestyle or equestrian use

Ayrshire hill farm with a spacious 4 bedroom house (requiring renovation), in an upland rural setting near to the Galloway Forest Park

About this property

  • Corwar Farmhouse
    Corwar Farmhouse sits centrally on the holding with a south westerly aspect over the surrounding farmland and forestry. The house is predominantly of stone and slate construction with accommodation over two floors as shown on the accompanying floorplans.

    The farmhouse benefits from principally UPVC double glazing, oil fired central heating, private water supply (via a shared borehole and UV filtration system) and drainage to a septic tank.

    The property has not been occupied for some years and consequently the services cannot be guaranteed to be in full working order. The house will require extensive refurbishment to restore it to a family home.

    Farm Buildings
    There is a traditional range of farm buildings adjoining the farmhouse, providing useful garaging and storage space, with further potential for development to alternative uses subject to obtaining the necessary consents.

    In addition to the traditional range, there is an Atcost Shed of concrete frame construction with asbestos cement cladding and roof.

    The land sits in a ring fenced block accessible via a private (shared) access road from the B7027 past Laigh Drumlamford farm. The land varies between grades 4-6 quality according to the James Hutton Institute land classification map. The holding lies between 150 – 170 metres above sea level and has most recently been let for sheep and cattle grazing.

    Basic Payment Scheme
    Whilst the land is eligible for BPS payments there are no BPS Entitlements available.

    The sporting rights on the south western portion of land (as hatched on the sale plan) are let to a third party for 50 years from 1st April 1990. This extends to exclusive rights of shooting and sporting over the hatched area. The lease is available to view from the selling agents.

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Corwar farm has the flexibility to appeal to farming, lifestyle and forestry purchasers due to the upland location towards the edge of the Galloway Forest Park but still within striking distance of local amenities. The farmhouse requires extensive renovations but the opportunity to create a bespoke family home in a secluded and picturesque location is most appealing.

Kay PatonProperty agent

Local information

  • Within 6 miles of Corwar is the village of Barrhill where there is an active community with local services such as primary school/nursery, doctors surgery, village shop, hotel, village hall and large playpark .
  • The town of Girvan is 18 miles to the north of the farm and offers secondary schooling as well as various local services including post office, supermarket and banking facilities.
  • Ayr provides a wider range of services and transport connections as well as a racecourse which is the home of the Scottish Grand National meeting held annually in spring. Ayr also has a swimming pool, ten pin bowling, an ice rink, a choice of golf courses as well as river and park walks and a college campus incorporating the Scottish Rural University College (SRUC).
  • The nearby A714 provides links to Newton Stewart to the south and Girvan to the north where you can join the A75 and A77 respectively.
  • There are railway stations in Barrhill, Girvan and Ayr (providing regular services to Kilmarnock and Glasgow), and international airports at Prestwick (42 miles) and Glasgow. Ferry links to Ireland (Larne and Belfast) operate from Cairnryan (29 miles). Glasgow offers all the services and transport connections associated with a major city.

Additional information

  • Directions: Directions From the A714 at Barrhill, head south on the B7027 signposted Newton Stewart via Knowe (a right hand turn before leaving the village). Follow the road for approximately 4 miles. The entrance to Corwar is on the left hand side along the private road leading past Laigh Drumlamford. The postcode is KA26 0QZ.
  • EPC Rating = F