Highly productive dairy farm with views across the Luce Valley
Airyhemming Farmhouse is a detached traditional farmhouse of stone construction located to the south of the farmyard and cottages. The property has been extensively renovated, benefitting from full double glazing and biomass central heating (which is shared with the Dairy House). There is an oil fired AGA in the kitchen and a Clearview multi-fuel stove in the living room. It is presently let for self catering holidays. Presented over two floors there are five bedrooms, three reception rooms and three bathrooms (one en suite) which is represented on the accompanying floorplans. Externally there is an attractive enclosed south facing garden laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs which also benefits from a barbeque hut which is perfect for summer dining.
Situated west of the farmhouse, Airyhemming Dairy House is a traditional stone built cottage with pitched slate roof. The cottage has also undergone an extensive renovation and benefits from full double glazing and biomass central heating. There are various integrated appliances in the kitchen and a multi-fuel stove in the living room. It is presently let for self catering holidays. The accommodation is over one floor and extends to three bedrooms, two reception rooms, kitchen and two bathrooms (one en suite) as shown on the accompanying floorplans. There is also a games room which is accessed externally allowing it to also be used by occupants of the farmhouse. Outside there is a large gravelled parking area and front garden. Dairy House has an EPC rating of D.
Pigman's Cottage is a traditional brick built cottage situated close to the farm steading. The cottage benefits from full double glazing and an oil fired central heating system. The single storey accommodation extends to three bedrooms, one bathroom, one reception room and kitchen. The cottage is currently let out on an Assured Tenancy for a rent of £364 per month. Adjacent to the cottage is a static caravan which is also let (to a family member of the Pigman's Cottage tenant) for £400 per month. Dairy House has an EPC rating of D.
The farm buildings benefit from a three phase electricity supply and mains water supply. Harvested rain water provides parlour washings. The mains water supply extends to the bottom half of the farmland, supplemented by a private dam which can if required provide additional water to field troughs.
The farmland at Airyhemming extends to 459.85 acres (186.10 hectares) in total and is contained within a ring fence
intersected only by the Stranraer to Barrhill railway line. Access to the farm is taken via an adopted highway which
passes beneath a low railway bridge and extends to the farm steading and thereafter is a private road. The fields are
accessed from a good network of internal stone roads.
The land towards the eastern side of the holding is predominantly Class 3(1) and 3(2) with the land towards the
western end being predominantly Class 5. It rises from 20m above sea level by the Water of Luce to approximately 132m above sea level at the highest point on the western boundary of the farm. The farm is all fenced for livestock with post and wire fencing and stone dykes.
Airyhemming is a verstile farm offering the scale and opportunity for either dairy or mixed farming enterprises, whilst also making good use of the renovated properties to attract a further income stream through holiday lettings.Kay Paton