Newmains is a productive stock farm with an extensive range of predominantly modern framed buildings with loose beddedaccommodation for over 80 head of cattle plus followers. The farmhouse and buildings sit centrally to the land which is easily accessed from the main road or internal tracks and comprises largely ploughable silage ground. The farm has been in the family for over 40 years and has benefited from significant capital investment over these years with ongoing improvements to the farmhouse, buildings and farmland.
The farmhouse provides comfortable family accommodation including a kitchen, two reception rooms, four bedrooms and a family bathroom and shower room. To either side of the farmhouse are traditional buildings, originally housing the dairy, however more recently they have been utilised as ancillary storage to the farmhouse.
The property extends in total to about 203.5 acres and is predominantly ploughable pasture and woodland shelterbelts. The land is gently undulating, ranging from 240m to 260m above sea level, and is classified as principally class 41 with a small area of class 5, by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research. All winter fodder is produced on the farm and silage can be taken off the majority of the farmland. With regular applications of anure as well as ongoing drainage works, the land is in good eart. The unit currently carries 25 suckler cows plus followers and winters approximately 150 ewe hoggs.
Lot 1: Newmains Farm ? 139.4 acres
The farmhouse is situated in a prominent position overlooking the farm and surrounding countryside.
There is an attractive garden to the front of the farmhouse which is south facing and fenced to create an enclosed family area. A unique feature of the garden is the sweeping drystone seating area. The farmhouse is of stone and slate construction. The layout and style of the farmhouse is typical for the area and comprises kitchen, utility room and shower room to the back of he house, sitting room, further sitting room and sun room currently utilised as an office) to the front of the house. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms (master with dressing room off), a single bedroom, family bathroom and water tank / storage room. The farmhouse has benefited from improvements over the last four years which have included refurbishment of the kitchen with new worktops, appliances, flooring and light fittings, replacement units and installation of a shower room in the utility room, redecoration in the sitting room and four bedrooms, replacement of the slate roof and insulation works.
A private farm road provides direct access from the main road to the front of the farmhouse and round to the north of the farm buildings.
Adjoining the farmhouse are the traditional farm buildings, also of stone and slate construction. These are mainly used for general storage although with appropriate consents in place could be utilised for additional accommodation to the farmhouse.
1. Former Dairy Buildings / Bull Pens (25.6m x 9.5m)
2. Cattle Courts and Workshop (30.4m x 12.4m) + (30.1m x 30m) + (24.4m x 7.4m) + (12.2m x 4.9m)
3. Cattle Court (36.7m x 24.7m)
4. Covered Silage Pits (x2) (36.7m x 13.9m) + (42.8m x 12.8m)
5. Lean to (6.9m x 27.3m)
6. Cow Shed (24.2m x 17.6m)
7. Slurry Tank
8. Feed Store (24m x 13.3m)
9. Calf Shed and General Store (22.7m x 15.6m) + (7.8m x 3.3m)
Lot 1 extends to about 139.4 acres in total and comprises 128.2 acres of ploughable pasture, 3 acres of woodland and the remainder being buildings, yard, roads etc. The land forms a ring fenced block around the farmhouse and steading.
Lot 2: Land at Broadhouselea 64.1 acres
Lot 2 comprises 62.5 acres of ploughable pasture and is accessed via an internal track directly from the A706 running along the western boundary of the land. The land benefits from stockproof post and wire fencing and mains water supply to troughs.