Attractive livestock farm with redevelopment potential
Low Bowhill and Land at Loudoun Mains are situated in East Ayrshire, approximately 11 miles east of Kilmarnock.
The nearby villages of Newmilns, Darvel and Galston are within a popular commuter location in the Irvine valley, with a good range of services including primary schooling, shops and restaurants available. Galston also provides secondary schooling with Kilmarnock (11 miles) and Ayr providing a wider range of national shops and professional services with the latter also offering private education.
Nearby Glasgow offers all the services expected of a major city. There is a well established livestock market in Ayr as well as in Lanark (29 miles) and Stirling (50 miles).
Ayrshire is renowned for an abundance of leisure and outdoor pursuit opportunities and famous golfing destinations such as the championship courses at both Troon and Turnberry. There is a thriving sailing community on the west coast with marina facilities in Troon, Largs and Ardrossan.
Communications in the area are excellent with the A77(M) accessible at Kilmarnock and providing links both to the north and south of Scotland. There are railway stations in Kilmarnock and Ayr, and international airports at Prestwick (19 miles) and Glasgow (30 miles).
Lot 1 Low Bowhill
The holding extends to approximately 92.2 acres (37.31
hectares) in a ring fenced block and includes a traditional
farmhouse (presently in a derelict condition) and a range of
buildings including a high level slatted shed with capacity
for 120 head of cattle. The farmhouse has a southwesterly
aspect with outstanding views over surrounding countryside
and together with the steading offers an opportunity for an
exciting redevelopment of the site (subject to obtaining the
The farm is accessed over a private shared road and sits in an
elevated position with gently sloping south facing enclosures.
The land is a mixture of grades three and four according
to the James Hutton Institute, and is all laid down to grass.
The holding lies between 170 metres to 220 metres above
sea level and offers good grazing and cropping potential,
bounded by stock proof fencing and with water via mains and
spring fed water troughs.
The land shaded purple on the sale plan is owned but
excluded from the sale. This includes the wind turbine
situated to the northern boundary of Lot 1. The hatched
area on the sale plan identifies the land over which there
is a restrictive burden in connection with the turbine. No
structures can be placed on this area, nor can trees, shrubs or
bushes of more than 4 metres in height be cultivated. Full
rights of access and services will be retained over Lot 1 to the
Low Bowhill Farmhouse
Low Bowhill Farmhouse is a traditional farmhouse of stone
construction with a pitched slate roof. The farmhouse has
been vacant since approximately 2006 and is now in a
derelict state of repair requiring complete refurbishment. We
understand the farmhouse accommodation presently consists
of kitchen/dining room, sitting room and two bedrooms.
Externally the farmhouse benefits from a southwest facing
aspect over a large garden and open countryside with
outstanding views. To the rear, there are further traditional
buildings in a courtyard formation providing a parking area.
Low Bowhill Farm benefits from a range of buildings as set
1) Hayshed (18.2m x 5.1m) Steel frame construction with
timber trusses and corrugated iron cladding.
2) Traditional outbuilding (11.2m x 5.6m) and (5.5m x
5.5m) Stone construction with a pitched slate roof. Part
of the steading roof has been removed.
3) High level slatted cattle court (31.5m 17.8m) Brick
construction with an asbestos roof. Slurry storage below.
4) Silage pit Concrete panel and timber sleeper
construction with earth bank extension.
Lot 2 Land at Loudoun Mains
The Land at Loudoun Mains is just off-lying to the south of
Low Bowhill and extends to approximately 69.65 acres (28.19
hectares). The farm is accessed from the public road to the
north with gently sloping south facing fields. The land is a
mixture of grades three and four according to the James
Hutton Institute, and is all laid down to grass. The holding lies
between 135 metres to 195 metres above sea level and offers
good grazing and cropping potential. The land is fenced
with post and wire fencing and benefits from natural water
At the request of the vendors, the land at Loudoun Mains
(fields 10, 11 and 12) will be sold subject to a ‘clawback’
obligation from the Purchaser(s) in favour of the Vendor(s)
to pay 25% of any uplift in value occurring as a result of any
non-agricultural planning permission granted in respect
of any part of the property in the period of 25 years from
completion. This obligation will bind successors in title
and will be secured over the property by way of a standard
Acreage: 161.85 Acres
From Kilmarnock (Bellfield interchange) join the A71 heading for Galston. After 5 miles, take a left hand turning (after passing Loudon Golf Club). Continue on this road and take the second right hand turning. At the next junction continue straight on (to a private road) and Low Bowhill farm is located on the left.