Guiltreehill Farm has been in the current owner's family for three generations, having originally been a tenanted farm on the Culzean and Cassillis Estate. It was run as a dairy farm for many years with the present owners converting to beef and sheep in the 1990s.
The holding extends in total to about 488 acres (197 hectares) and includes a traditional category C listed farmhouse with a range of traditional farm buildings forming a courtyard behind. There is a predominantly modern steading providing accommodation for over 200 head of cattle.
The farmyard sits prominently in the centre of the farm, the land surrounding it being in three distinct blocks bisected by the minor public road which provides excellent access. The land is of predominantly Grade 4(1) quality according to the James Hutton Institute land classification map and although predominantly down to grass, the majority is capable of cereal production. The holding lies between 100 ? 196 metres above sea level and is wholly within the Less Favoured Area.
Guiltreehill Farmhouse stands centrally on the farm with a westerly aspect providing outstanding views over the Ayrshire countryside towards the coast. The property is category C listed with the original part of the farmhouse thought to date back to the 18th century (with later 19th and 20th century additions), and is predominantly of harled stone and slate construction, with spacious accommodation over two floors and an attic as shown on the accompanying floorplans.
The front door opens into a small porch leading to the main hallway which provides access to the ground floor accommodation, including lounge, dining room, living room, kitchen, back hall and utility room. The spacious kitchen has recently been modernised with a range of good quality floor and wall units and has space for a family sized dining table.
The large utility room has a generous range of fitted storage cupboards as well as a Belfast sink, clothes pulley and ample space for utilities. External stairs adjacent to the back door provide access to a farm office.
From the main hallway a staircase leads up to the first floor landing which provides access to the five bedrooms and a family bathroom. A further doorway houses a stairway to the attic where there are three further rooms.
The farmhouse benefits from principally UPVC double glazing, electric heating and an immersion water heater. Externally there is a large garden including a raised south facing patio area with gravelled drying area below, and a west facing enclosed lawn.
The Dairy Cottage sits within the modern steading complex, in an elevated position with uninterrupted views across open countryside. There are three bedrooms, kitchen, living room and a bathroom. The cottage is in need of complete renovation, having last been occupied approximately 14 years ago.
Forming a courtyard with the farmhouse is a range of traditional farm buildings constructed in stone and slate in a courtyard formation as shown on the accompanying plan. The modern building sits behind the traditional range with separate access from the public road, allowing greater privacy to the farmhouse.
Extending to 488 acres in total, the land is in three blocks and is bissected and fully accessible from the minor public road and via internal tracks. The majority of the land is capable of either arable or silage use, with about 180 acres of silage taken annually, and 53 acres of spring wheat planted in 2017. The land is enclosed with a mixture of drystone dykes, post and wire/mains electric fencing and hedges. All enclosures benefit from troughs or natural water supply.
The holding presently carries 97 beef cows which are spring calving, with young stock being reared for the store trade. In addition, approximately 700 winterers are taken on each year from a neighbouring farmer. Prior to the owner scaling back their farming enterprise (in preparation for retirement) the farm carried 220 beef cows and 750 ewes.
The land is identified on the map with enclosure numbers which are detailed in the following table: