Highly productive coastal dairy farms on the Rhins Peninsula
Inshanks and Slockmill farms have been in the current owners' family since 1904, when the family took up a tenancy from Logan Estate. The family went on to purchase both Slockmill and Inshanks in 1947. The farms are run together as a mixed dairy and beef enterprise, presently carrying approximately 200 Ayrshire milking cows (and followers), supplying 1.2 million litres of milk on contract to Nestle; and 22 Limousin cross cows with followers being reared for store cattle. The land sits in two distinct blocks Inshanks and Slockmill - which are for sale as a whole or in two lots.
Inshanks extends to about 455 acres (184 hectares) and includes a modernised four/five bedroom farmhouse, three bedroom Dairy House, three bedroom Doran Bungalow (Mulrea) and a two bedroom cottage requiring renovation (Navrig). There is a range of predominantly modern buildings including cubicle housing for a total of 350 head and a modern dairy with 24 point Milka-Ware rotary parlour, installed in 2003, with Gascoigne clusters and automatic feeders. The majority of the land sits within Grade 4 according to the James Hutton Institute land classification maps, with the exception of an area of Grade 6 at the north of the farm which provides excellent out wintering for the beef cattle herd.
Inshanks and Slockmill Farms are being offered to the market as a whole or in 2 lots as follows:
Lot 1: Inshanks Farm - Farmhouse, 3 cottages, range of farm buildings and farmland extending to 455 acres
Lot 2: Slockmill Farm Farmhouse, range of farm buildings and farmland extending to 180 acres
Lot 1: Inshanks Farm
Inshanks farmhouse is believed to have originally been a hunting lodge for Logan Estate. The house is situated towards the south of the steading, within an enclosed walled garden, with a south easterly aspect over the garden and open farmland. The property is a well proportioned traditional farmhouse of stone and slate construction with generous accommodation presented over two floors as shown on the accompanying floorplans.
The front door opens into a porch with traditional tiled floor, leading to a large hallway which provides access to a formal sitting room, living room, dining room/bedroom (with en suite shower room), dining kitchen and utility room. A wooden staircase leads to the first floor landing where there are four bedrooms, a study and bathroom. The farmhouse benefits from UPVC double glazing, oil fired central heating (boiler) and a five door Aga in the kitchen.
Inshanks Farm benefits from three additional residential dwellings:
Inshanks Dairy House (2 reception rooms, 3 bedrooms)
Navrig (1 reception room, 2 bedrooms)
Mulrea (1 reception rooms, 3 bedrooms)
Inshanks Farm Buildings
The farm benefits from a large range of predominantly modern farm buildings providing extensive cattle accommodation on cubicle beds (350 head). Inshanks steading provides the main base for the dairy enterprise with Slockmill providing beef accommodation.
Inshanks sits mainly to the north east of the public road, with an altitude ranging between 70 160 metres above sea level. The majority of the farm is ploughable pasture of grades 4(1) and 4(2) quality according to the James Hutton Institute land classification maps. There is an area of rough grazing to the north eastern tip of the farm which is grade 6(2) and provides ideal out wintering for beef cattle. Accessibility is good with a combination of the public road providing direct access to the northern and southern parts of the farm and internal tracks.
Slockmill farmhouse is detached and stands at the north west of the steading at Slockmill, with a westerly aspect over the open farmland towards the coast. The property is predominantly of stone and slate construction, with a 2 storey brick and tile extension to the front, and offers spacious accommodation over two floors as shown on the accompanying floor plans.
The farmhouse benefits from UPVC double glazing, a five door Aga which provides heat to the kitchen and an open fire and living flame gas fire in the living room and lounge
respectively. An oil fired boiler provides hot water. The farmhouse benefits from a large garden with patio area and lawn to the front of the house which enjoys unrestricted views towards the coast. An attached workshop provides potential for further extending the farmhouse subject to the necessary consents. There is a detached brick built garage.
The steading at Slockmill is a mix of traditional and modern buildings and complements Inshanks by providing cattle accommodation for the beef herd.
Concrete frame, concrete panel and brick walls, asbestos sheet roofing.