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Whiteside Farm California Road, Shieldhill, Falkirk, Falkirk, FK1 2BN
  • 2 Bedrooms, 1 Shower Room. Reception Room & Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Further development potential, subject to obtaining the necessary consents
  • Good range of modern outbuildings
  • Generous yard area
  • Productive block of Grade 4.2 grazing and fodder ground
  • Sufficient area of land suitable for a number of horses and other livestock
  • Wonderful countryside walks and cycle routes to be enjoyed from the doorstep
  • Peaceful and private location yet with easy access to the M9
  • Acreage 28.56 Acres (11.56 Ha)
Whiteside Farm has been a much loved agricultural home for over thirty years for the current owners. Rarely available to the open market is this compact, well presented and orderly farm which encompasses a farmhouse cottage, two outbuildings and grazing land, 28.56 Acres (11.52 Ha) in all. Of particular note are the incredible panoramic views to the north be enjoyed from this property. The vista can be enjoyed from all aspects of the land and in particular from the courtyard to the front of the house. Whiteside Farm is accessed via a driveway directly off California Road which sweeps around to the front of the property providing generous parking and turning area for cars and agricultural vehicles. This driveway is the only vehicular access point to the house, field and the agricultural sheds, thus creating a secure and private property.

The farm cottage previously had three bedrooms but has been altered to provide greater living accommodation and two bedrooms, this can easily be reconfigured. Indeed the property itself, whilst in move-in order throughout, could be redeveloped subject to obtaining the necessary consents. The cottage has wonderful outlooks to the front and looks over the private enclosed gardens to the rear which alongside the field attract an abundance of wildlife. The property is in good order and has recently had the addition of a biomass boiler. The combination of a residential property together with good outbuildings and a generous area of land are rarely brought to the market, especially in such an accessible and central location. This is a property with enviable boundaries and outstanding views.

FARM COTTAGE
The cottage is of single storey construction with a white washed render under a tiled roof. The accommodation comprises: Entrance vestibule. Inner hallway. Kitchen/dining room with panoramic views to the north. Living room with dining area and electric fireplace with an open outlook over the rear gardens. Bedroom accessed off the living room with storage cupboard off. Bedroom 2 with fitted wardrobes. Shower room (WC, WHB and showering cubicle). Hall storage cupboard. Garden: The gardens are partly enclosed and predominantly laid to lawn with some herbaceous shrubs, seedling trees and flower beds. Included in the sale are two greenhouses. Yard: To the front of the property immediately accessible from the outbuildings is a generous yard area with a concrete floor.

THE LAND
The land extends in all to some 28.56 Acres (11.56Ha), the ploughable land equates to some 21 Acres (8.4Ha) and forms a mix of rolling pasture and fodder land. The land is largely of a southerly aspect rising from the Polmont burn to its highest point to the rear of thefarm cottage. The general soil type is mineral gleys. There are no services in the field though there is power and water within the immediate outbuildings. Vehicular access is via the main entrance which crosses the yard to the front of the farm cottage. The land has been classified as Grade 4.2 according to the The James Hutton Institute. The field provides shelter and privacy to the boundaries of the farm cottage and has fenced boundaries excluding the boundary to the burn. The land is offered with vacant possession though historically it has been let on a seasonal basis to a neighbouring farmer for grazing and to be cut for silage and hay.

OUTBUILDINGS
Dutch Barn (26.82m x 13.11m) of steel portal frame construction under a tin roof and side cladding with a concrete floor. Cattle Shed (14.02m x 10.97m) of timber frame construction under a tin and box profile roof and side cladding with a concrete floor.

Detached garage (6.68M X 6.63M) White painted render with double timber doors.

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