Attractive farmhouse with 28 acres
Blackshaw Estate is situated in the attractive countryside of North Ayrshire with stunning views to the west over the Firth of Clyde and beyond to the Isle of Arran. The area forms part of the Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park which promotes conservation and recreation on the south Clyde estuary. West Kilbride is a pretty seaside town which has been designated Scotland’s first Craft Town and is only 3 miles from the property. Within the town there is a railway station, with services to Largs, Greenock and Glasgow Central Station, a nursery and primary school, Post Office and small supermarkets as well as a doctor’s surgery. The towns of Largs and Ardrossan are 8 miles and 7 miles away respectively and both provide secondary schooling and a larger selection of shops, professional services and banking facilities.
Ayrshire is famous worldwide for golf with world class championship courses at Turnberry, Royal Troon and Prestwick, all of which have hosted the British Open. The West Kilbride Golf Club is a championship links course which was founded in 1893. The course is 6452 yards long and was designed by ‘Old’ Tom Morris. Despite its name, it is located in Seamill, 5 miles from the estate.
There is excellent sailing in the Firth of Clyde with yachting marinas at Troon, Largs and Inverkip. There are also good opportunities for field sports included horse riding, shooting and fishing.
LOT 1 – BLACKSHAW FARMHOUSE
The farmhouse is of traditional stone and slate construction and situated in a private position with views overlooking the surrounding countryside. There is a pretty garden to the front of the farmhouse which is bounded by a drystone dyke to create an enclosed family area.
The layout and style of the farmhouse is typical for the area and comprises a large entrance hallway leading from the front door to the back door (the latter providing access to the courtyard). In the rear hall there is a feature Clearview wood burning stove providing a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the winter months. From this hallway there is access to the dining kitchen, large drawing room (with an open fireplace), utility room, shower room and three bedrooms (one being accessed by a separate stairway). On the first floor are two further bedrooms sharing a ‘Jack and Jill’ style shower room. The farmhouse was significantly modernised in 2000 with the addition of the fifth bedroom, re-wiring, re-plumbing and addition of double glazing. There are solar panels on the south facing roof, which provide an income via a feed-in tariff of approximately £1500 per annum. The room dimensions and layout are shown on the accompanying floor plans.
Adjoining the farmhouse are the traditional farm buildings, of stone and slate/ tile / corrugated concrete sheet cladding construction, as shown on the accompanying floor plans. These are currently used for general storage although benefit from detailed planning consent for conversion and extension of existing farm buildings to form a dwelling house (ref: 17/00747/PP).
The modern buildings were built for and utilised by the farm park business. They have most recently been used for general storage and can be described as follows:
1. Garage / Store (17.8m x 8.9m)
Steel portal frame building with concrete block walls and profile metal sheet cladding and roof. Split level and partitioned to create two equal sized areas, the southern elevation benefits from an electric up and over door.
2. Dutch Barn (23.7m x 7.6m)
Steel framed Dutch barn with concrete block walls and corrugated iron cladding and roof sheets.
3. Former Ticket Office (6.6m x 2.9m)
Timber framed and cladded building with profile metal sheet roof.
4. Former Toilet Block (7.6m x 6.1m)
Block built building with profile metal sheet roof with the benefit of a roller shutter door.
5. Sheep Shed (30.2m x 17.9m) + Lean to (14.0m x 3.7m)
Timber framed building with concrete block walls, Yorkshire boarding and profile metal sheet roof.
6. General Purpose Building (32.3m x 13.6m)
Steel portal frame building with concrete block walls, profile metal sheet cladding and roof. Split level floor.
Lot 1 extends to about 28 acres in total and is naturally divided between the farmhouse and buildings with garden. There are a number of ponds within lot 1, one of which is within close proximity to the farmhouse and benefits from a spacious boathouse with a wood burning stove ideal for barbeques and parties. The remaining land is split between various parcels of woodland and mown grassland. The land forms a ring fenced block around the farmhouse and steading and benefits from fabulous views towards the Firth of Clyde and Arran.
Acreage: 28 Acres
From Kilmarnock follow the A71 to the A78 (signposted Kilwinning, Adrossan and Greenock), continue on A78 to the Chapel Hill roundabout and take the third exit onto Dalry Road/B780. At the junction with the B781, turn left and Blackshaw Farm will be approximately 1.5 miles along on the left hand side. The post code is KA23 9PG.