Highly productive dairy farm in the Machars peninsula
Lot 1 Claunch Farm
Claunch Farmhouse is a detached period farmhouse located to the south of the main steading with a southeasterly aspect over an enclosed and private garden. The property is thought to date back to the 1600s with later additions in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is of stone and slate construction with accommodation over two floors as shown on the accompanying floorplans. There is a bright and spacious conservatory accessed from the garden where there is a parking area for two cars.
This leads to a small hallway from which the ground floor accommodation is accessed, including drawing room, dining room, bedroom, family room, kitchen, boot room and bathroom. Stairs lead from the hallway to the first floor where there are four spacious bedrooms, box room and a shower room. The farmhouse benefits from UPVC double glazing and oil fired central heating via a Stanley stove in the family room. There is also a wood burning stove in the drawing room.
An attractive enclosed garden to the southeast of the farmhouse is predominately laid to lawn and shrubs, providing excellent family space and outdoor dining in the summer months.
Situated towards the south of the holding (on the main drive) the cottages are a pair of single storey semi-detached cottages each with kitchen, living room, three bedrooms and bathroom. One cottage is presently vacant and requiring renovation. The second cottage is occupied by a long standing tenant on an Assured Tenancy. The cottages benefit from double glazing and oil fired central heating. There are generous gardens to the front and parking area/garaging to the rear.
The farmland at Claunch extends to 390.40 acres in total, and sits in a ring fenced block rising from 30m to 61m above sea level. The land is generally undulating and while predominantly down to grassland, much of the farm is capable of growing good silage or arable crops. The fields are stock proof with a combination of drystone dykes and post and wire fencing. The field enclosures benefit from a combination of private and mains fed water troughs, or a natural water supply. The majority of fields are accessible from either of the two public roads to the south and east, or via the farm road and former railway track (the solum of which is owned).
Lot 2 Land at Kilsture
Located east of the A746, the land at Kilsture (Lot 2) extends to 122.07 acres and is accessed from the public road and thereafter internally over a series of tracks. Historically, access has also been openly taken from the adjacent Kilsture Woodland (without challenge). The land is gently sloping and rises from 25m towards the western boundary to 53m on Kilsture Hill. Much of the land is bounded by the forestry block to the north providing good shelter for livestock, and is generally stock proof with a combination of drystone dykes and post and wire fencing. The field enclosures are down to grass for grazing or silage, and benefit from private water via troughs or natural water supply.
Claunch is a versatile farm with the scale for mixed enterprises, in a renowned early grass growing area.Kay Paton