Abington, Biggar, South Lanarkshire, ML12

£1,250,000 - SALE

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Description

Stock farm with a traditional refurbished farmhouse with 4 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Excellent yard with a range of traditional and modern farm buildings including cattle courts, sheep shed, workshop and stores.

Gilkerscleugh Mains Farm is a productive livestock farm extending to about 215 acres in total. It is situated in a peaceful setting overlooking the Duneateon water, yet only 2.5 miles from the M74 motorway and Abington services.

Gilkerscleugh Mains includes an attractive traditional farmhouse with 4 reception rooms and 6 bedrooms which is currently used as a holiday let. The farm includes an excellent range of farm buildings together with stables. The land holding rises from the Duneaton water from 240 metres (787 feet) above sea level at the northern boundary, to 310 metres (1017 feet) at the southern boundary. The majority of the pasture is suitable for silage production.

Gilkerscleugh Mains Farm (About 215.45 acres)
Accessed off a minor country road, the traditional farmhouse is situated in an elevated position with views overlooking the surrounding farmland and the Duneaton Water. The accommodation is perfect for contemporary family living and is laid out over two storeys. The farmhouse is double glazed throughout and has been used as a holiday let in recent times providing a useful income. There is a large enclosed garden laid to lawn and a gravelled parking area to the front.

Adjacent to the farmhouse, there is a concrete yard with an excellent range of traditional and modern farm buildings (see brochure and sale plan).

Land
The farmland is accessed either off the main road or via a private track which runs alongside the river. The farmland consists of 212.44 acres pasture, 2.34 acres woodland and 0.67 acres roads/buildings/miscellaneous.

Each of the fields have stock proof and electric fencing and the majority of them have access to either a private or natural water supply. There are a couple of blocks of woodland which provide amenity for wildlife and shelter for livestock.

Sporting
Whilst there is no formal sport on the farm itself, there is potential for wildfowling alongside the river and roe deer stalking by the woodland.

Farming System
Gilkerscleugh Mains is farmed in-hand under the farm code 83/522/0041. The current farming system is based upon a closed flock of cross mules. Typically 80-90 acres are cut for silage and haylage each year. The mule lambs and everything else is sold as store. There is also a herd of circa 70 suckler cows.

Lot 2: Woodfield House and Stables (About 8.39 acres)
Adjoining the farm, Woodfield House is approached via a private tree-lined driveway and terminated in a tarmac yard to the rear. Constructed in 1995, Woodfield House is a modern family home with features including the dining kitchen with Aga and wood burning stove. The sitting room has doors leading out to the front decking area. The accommodation is as follows:
Entrance hall, dining kitchen, sitting room, W.C, utility room, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room, 5 further bedrooms and family bathroom.

There is an integral garage, front garden laid to lawn and a timber decking.

Outbuildings
Within the yard, Woodfield has a range of modern outbuildings (see brochure). There is also a horse shelter within one of the paddocks.

Land
The land holding at Woodfield extends to 8.39 acres in total. There is a single paddock extending to 3.85 acres together with 2.71 acres of woodland. There is also an outdoor ménage.

Lot 3 is also available – Gilkerscleugh Paddock (about 4.29 acres).
With direct access from Woodfield House or the farm, this is a paddock of grazing extending to about 4.29 acres.

Gilkerscleugh Mains is nestled in the rolling hills of South Lanarkshire overlooking the Duneaton water. The area is renowned for its livestock and dairy farming, with the most productive land next to the river.

The attractive village of Abington is about 3.5 miles to the east and has local amenities including a village shop, bank and primary school, together with the renowned Abington services next to the motorway. Crawfordjohn village (2 miles away) has a renowned pub. Slightly further afield are the towns of Biggar (14 miles) and Moffat (23 miles) each providing a wider range of professional services as well as supermarkets, sporting facilities and secondary schooling. Glasgow city centre can be reached within 45 minutes and offers a selection of private schools, together with the airport (47 miles).

Gilkerscleugh Mains has a rural but very accessible location with the M74 motorway only 2.5 miles away.

Date posted: 17/08/19