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Hillside Farm sits within a charming rural location amongst the beautiful South Lanarkshire countryside just over one mile from the popular town of Lesmahagow. The property benefits from easy access to the M74 motorway which allows excellent commuting across central Scotland and the North of England. The farm is being offered as two Lots but the current owner has a preference for the property to be sold as a whole to one buyer.
Hillside Farm House The Farm house sits within approximately 25.6 acres of which nearly 24 acres are made up of two large grass paddocks. Most of the ground has been classified as a grade 4.1 by the McCauley Institute of Soil Research. The Farm House has undergone substantial renovation in recent years and has been carried out readiness for further expansion in accordance with the planning application P/18/0717. Currently the house comprises; on the ground floor, a spacious entrance hallway, beautiful traditional style family bathroom with cast slipper bath and walk-in shower, large study and spacious dining kitchen which is open plan to a living area. On the first floor there are three generously proportioned bedrooms and a separate W.C/ Shower room. During the renovation process the house had new roof slates fitted, a chemical damp course carried out with the remainder of guarantees in place and new hardwood “Iroko” windows and doors. The heating system was replaced with a modern Air Source heat pump with under floor heating on the ground floor and radiators on the first floor. A new Condor Sewage Bio-treatment plant was also installed in recent years with capacity allowance to cater for the additional barn conversions under approval P/18/0717.
Externally the farm has a range of sandstone outbuilding which are in need of repair, these comprise:
Former Dairy:10.1m x 4.9m Store Shed: 9.3m x 4.9m Built onto the side of these outbuildings are a further range of outbuildings which comprise:
Cow shed 1: 5.9m x 9.0m Cow Shed 2: 10.0m x 5.0m Dilapidated Roof
The Old Bothy: 10.5m x 5.0m Situated to the South of the courtyard and built of sandstone. This now has full planning permission for conversion into a holiday let.
Pig Styes: 6.5m x 4.4m Built onto the side of the former Old Bothy.
Former Byre: 6.8m x 22.7m Situated to the East of the Farm House and built of sandstone walls with a concrete floor.
Cattle Handling Area: 12.2m x 5.0m Roof dilapidated
Modern Cattle Shed: 27m x 27m Situated to the rear of the courtyard. Three bay modern cattle shed built of steel frame under an asbestos roof. Concrete floor. Central water troughs. Part brick walls. Feeding passage and electric lighting.
Bull Pen: 14m x 6.2m Steel frame with curved tin roof. Concrete floor.
Slurry Tank: “Howard” slurry tank. To the rear of the farm steading and approached by a concrete track or from a stack yard to the rear are two open sillage clamps (36m x 13m and 36m x 12m) with concrete floors and part wooden sleeper walls. To the rear of the steading are seven bull pens built of block under a sloping roof around a concrete courtyard. Two of the pens measure 8m x 3.8m and the remaining measure 3.7m x 5.18m. Situated off the rear of the courtyard is a store which measures 6.3m x 5.5m built of stone under a slate roof.
Tractor Shed: 6.14m x 14m Steel frame. Tin walls and roof. Open to one side.
In addition there is approximately 1.8 acres of ground situated to the West of the Farmhouse which has detailed planning approval for the erection of three dwelling houses.
The current owners are flexible regarding the number of units to be built under this approval as should a buyer wish to build all three then a new access road would have to be created to the Farm House off New Trows road as per Planning Approval P/19/0588
Additional Sellers Note:
The owner currently leases an additional 4 Acres of ground adjacent to Hillside Farm. This is due for renewal in April 2020.
EPC Rating D
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