Highly productive arable land for sale with agricultural steading in central Ayrshire.
About 71.5 hectares (176.7 acres)
For sale as a whole or in two lots.
Lot 1 – 35.5 Ha (87.8 acres) of productive agricultural land
Offers over £525,000
Lot 2 – Agricultural steading and about 36 Ha (88.9 acres) of agricultural land
Offers over £595,000
Whole - Offers Over £1,120,00
The land at Ploughland and Harperland extends in total to approximately 71.5 hectares (176.7 acres) and is located on both sides of a minor public road immediately to the north of the village of Dundonald. The land is graded by the James
Hutton Institute as a mixture of Grades 2, 3(1) and 3(2) and is generally arable and silage lands or down to grazing pasture with a mains water trough supply. The land benefits from a range of farm buildings which are suitable for livestock housing and general purpose storage. The buildings sit on the north side of the public road, fairly centrally within the lands.
Lot 1: 35.5 Ha (87.8 acres) of agricultural land.
The land extends to about 35.5 hectares (87.8 acres) and is all located to the south of the minor public road within a ring fence. The land is graded by the James Hutton Institute as a mixture of Grades 2 and 3(1) and 3(2) and is currently used
for arable and silage crops and livestock grazing. The land rises from 25 metres above sea level on all sides up to 45 metres above sea level in the centre of the block of land. Lot 1 is divided into 6 field enclosures accessed from the public road or via internal farm tracks. The land is served by mains water troughs.
Lot 2: Farm Buildings and approximately 36 Ha (88.9 acres) of agricultural land.
Cubicle Shed – Steel portal frame construction, part block built with Yorkshire board cladding under a cement fibre roof with a central feed passage. This building is slatted with underground storage and cubicles for 120. (36.5m x 21m).
Cattle Shed – Galvanised steel portal frame construction, 5 bay, part block built clad with corrugated iron under a cement fibre roof with a concrete floor and bedded courts. (30.5m x
Cattle Shed – Adjoining the above cattle shed, this building is also a steel portal frame construction with 5 bays, clad with Yorkshire boarding under a cement fibre roof with concrete floor, feed passage and bedded courts (30.5m x 15m). An extension of similar construction has been added providing
additional bedded courts (13.7m x 9m) and a second extension with handling facilities (9m x 6m). There is also an associated underground slurry tank for run off water.
Silage Pit – Concrete base and sleeper walls (30.5m x 15m).
General Purpose – Steel portal frame construction, 5 bay with adjoining lean-to, clad with air vent sheeting under a cement fibre roof with part earth, part concrete floor.
There is also a small collecting area and ample space for machinery and bale storage within the steading area. The farm buildings sit adjacent to No.5 Harperland.
The land within Lot 2 extends to approximately 36 hectares (88.9 acres) and surrounds the farm steading to the north and extends to the south of the public road. The land is divided into
6 main field enclosures plus a smaller field lying adjacent to the farm buildings. The farm buildings and land can be accessed directly from the minor public road. The land is graded by the James Hutton Institute as a mixture of Grades 2 and 3(1) and 3(2) and is currently used for arable and silage crops and livestock grazing. The land is generally between 25 metres and 35 metres above sea level. The land is served by mains water troughs.
IACS and Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2022
All the farmland is registered for IACS purposes. The Basic Payment Entitlements are included within the sale. 72 Ha of Region 1 entitlements are available. Any payments relating to the 2022 scheme year will be retained by the Seller.
If applicable, the purchaser(s) will be responsible upon occupation of the subjects of sale to comply fully with the Statutory Management requirements to maintain the farmland in Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC) as laid down under the Cross Compliance rules of the Basic
Payment Scheme (BPS) 2022 for the remainder of the scheme year.
Nitrate Vulnerable Zone
The land at Ploughland and Harperland is not located within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.
Less-Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS)
All of the land has been designated as being within a non-less favoured area.
The lands and steading are served by mains water and mains electricity. The steading has its own metered electricity supply.
The mineral rights are included in so far as they are owned.
Third Party Rights and Servitudes
The subjects are sold together with and subject to all existing rights of way, servitudes, wayleaves and others whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise, and purchasers will be deemed as satisfied themselves in respect thereof.
A right of access for maintenance of adjacent, linked buildings will be granted to the owner of No.5 Harperland. A right of access to the farm buildings over the access road to the east
of No.5 Harperland will be granted to the purchasers of Lot 2. Details of this can be provided by the selling agents.
South Ayrshire Council, County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR – Tel 0300 123 0900
Scottish Government Rural Payments and
Russel House, King Street, Ayr KA8 0BE – Tel 01292 291300
Viewing is strictly by appointment with the selling agents. Please contact the Ayr Office on 01292 886544 to arrange a suitable time.
The property is an agricultural holding and appropriate caution should be exercised at all times during inspection particularly in reference to the farm land and any water courses.
A Closing Date may be fixed and we would advise prospective purchasers to register their interest with Bell Ingram Ltd, 33 Sandgate, Ayr, KA7 1BG.
Purchasers should have their solicitor submit a Letter of Intent for the whole, detailing the price, date of entry and any conditions which they require to attach to their offer. The solicitors acting on behalf of the vendor will then issue an offer
to sell to the successful purchaser.
Whilst every effort will be made to ensure that parties having registered their interest will be notified of a closing date this cannot be guaranteed. It should be noted that the vendor reserves the right to accept offers prior to a closing date being set.
By mutual arrangement.
These sale particulars were prepared on the basis of information provided to us by our clients and/or our local knowledge. Whilst we make every reasonable effort to ensure that they are correct, no warranty or guarantee is given and prospective purchasers should not rely upon them as statements or representations of fact. Furthermore neither Bell Ingram Limited or its directors or employees assume any responsibility therefore. In particular:
i) prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the structural condition of any buildings or other erections and the state of repair of any services, appliances, equipment or facilities;
ii) any photographs included in these particulars are for general information only and any furniture or contents shown in these photographs are not included in the sale unless this is expressly stated in these particulars:
iii) any descriptions, measurements or dimensions quoted are approximate only and references to conditions, planning permissions, services, usage, construction, fittings & fixtures and moveable items are for guidance only.
From Kilmarnock or Ayr travelling on the A77 take the B730 signposted for Dundonald. Continue North on the B730 through the village of Dundonald and turn right onto A759 then
left onto the B730. Continue past the Eden Garden Centre then turn right onto Ploughlands. The land is situated along this road.