Attractive Ayrshire Hill Farm
Bellamore Farm is situated in an attractive rural setting within South Ayrshire, an area renowned for productive livestock farming. Within close proximity to the farm is the village of Pinwherry where there is a thriving community. The local primary school is at Colmonell (6 miles) where there is also a country inn. The seaside town of Girvan is 11 miles to the north of the farm and offers secondary schooling as well as various local services including a 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 and a college campus incorporating the Scottish Rural University College (SRUC).
The 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 Girvan, Maybole and Ayr (providing regular services to Glasgow and Stranraer), and international airports at Prestwick (40 miles) and Glasgow. Ferry links to Ireland (Larne and Belfast) operate from Cairnryan (23 miles). Glasgow offers all the services and transport connections associated with a major city.
Southwest Scotland provides a wealth of opportunities for outdoor pursuits with fishing available on various local river systems including the Stinchar. The Ayrshire coast is famous worldwide for golfing, with championship courses at Turnberry, Prestwick and Troon. Galloway Forest Park to the east is an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and offers excellent walking, mountain biking and fishing, and is one of only four national parks in the western world to have official Dark Sky status.
Bellamore has been in the current owner’s family since the 1920s having been purchased from Pinmore Estate. It is an upland hill unit and most recently running in the region of 700 breeding ewes. The holding extends in total to about 1,309 acres (530 hectares) and includes an attractive traditional farmhouse and a range of useful traditional and modern farm buildings.
The land sits in a ring fenced block bisected by the main road providing good access to the in-bye land and access to
tracks going to the two hills known as Bellamore and Mark Hill. The in-bye land is of predominantly Grade 4 quality according to the James Hutton Institute land classification map. The holding lies between 90 – 240 metres above sea level and is entirely within the Less Favoured Area.
Bellamore Farmhouse sits to the west of the holding with a westerly aspect and views out 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 front door opens into a hallway which provides access to the ground floor accommodation including sitting room with wood burning stove, dining room, two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, back hall, utility, boot room and workshop. From the main hall there is a staircase leading to the first floor where there are two further bedrooms and a box room.
The farmhouse benefits from principally UPVC double glazing, oil fired central heating, private water supply and
drainage to a septic tank. Externally there is a small garden to the front laid to grass with mature flower beds, and to the
rear of the property is ample parking.
The farm buildings are bisected by the main road, enabling good access, as shown on the accompanying plan and comprise:
1. Traditional Stone Byre (11.0m x 6.4m)
Stone built with replacement asbestos sheet roof
2. Traditional Stone Byre (12.5m x 6.1m)
Stone built under a pitched slate roof
3. General Purpose Building (14.1m x 11.9m)
Timber framed building with part hardcore / part concrete floor, profile metal cladding and
4. Derelict Stone Byre / Handling Pens.
Extending to 1,309 acres in total the farmland sits in a large ring fenced block bisected by the main road, leading to Mark Farm Cottage (owned by a third party) and forestry land beyond, and the Muck Water. The land is predominantly of Grade 4 with some grade 5 on Mark Hill and is enclosed with a mixture of drystone dykes and post and wire fences and all enclosures benefit from mains water troughs or natural water supply. The majority of the land is accessible via a series of hill tracks leading from the main road.
There is potential for a purchaser of Bellamore to re-establish a shoot over the property, historically there was a driven pheasant shoot and duck flighting ponds providing entertaining sport.
The land is identified on the map with enclosure numbers which are detailed within the brochure.
Acreage: 1309 Acres
From the A714 head towards the village of Pinwherry where there is an unclassified road heading east (with no through road sign); Bellamore is approximately 3 miles along this road.
The postcode is KA26 0SP.