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Offers Over £625,000
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Raggithill Farm Mossblown, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA6 5AZ
  • Panoramic views over the surrounding countryside towards the Firth of Clyde
  • Farm cottage with generous and flexible accommodation
  • Scope to considerably extend or alter the property, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
  • Outbuildings used in conjunction with a successful Kennel business
  • Outbuildings providing development potential subject to obtaining the necessary consents
  • Land suitable for equestrian, hobby farming and amenity use
  • Wonderful countryside walks and cycle routes to be enjoyed from the doorstep
  • Easily accessed
Rarely available to the open market, a farmhouse with significant outbuildings and land extending to 4.75 Ha (11.75 Acres) with outstanding panoramic views.

Raggithill property comprises of a detached farmhouse, several outbuildings including a former gym, industrial greenhouses, quality kennel facilities, and a wonderful field extending to approximately 10 acres with panoramic views across the Firth of Clyde

The property has operated as a commercial kennel business and market garden/plant nursery for many years by the current owners. Business accounts are available to parties who note interest through their solicitor and can provide proof of funding for a purchase. The kennel facilities can be viewed independently on the owners website. A warm welcome always awaits at Raggithill and the purpose built, fully secure and heated kennel facilities have an excellent reputation with repeat business secured over the years.

The property has further commercial potential in the existing buildings, whether through a continuation of the boarding kennels or with a transition to another form of small-scale rural business, or even as a residential plot*, subject to obtaining the necessary permissions.

Please note that a negotiable clawback clause is proposed in the event of the purchaser obtaining planning permission for additional residential dwellings on any part of the property. A clawback provision may be inserted in the missives of sale allowing the vendor to recoup 30% of the uplift in value over a 25 year period.

FARMHOUSE

This is a most attractive traditional white washed property under a slate roof. The farmhouse itself has been a much loved family home and provides generous accommodation over two levels. Of particular note are the views to the North West over the rolling fields and across the Firth towards Arran which can be seen on a clear day.  The property predominantly faces south with a peaceful and private outlook. The gardens, to three sides are predominantly laid to lawn with some herbaceous shrubs and planting. The gardens to the West include a useful outbuilding for garden storage.

The accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor: Open plan Living Room/Dining Room. Dining Room/Office. Bedroom 1. Bedroom 2. Shower room (WC, WHB, Showering unit). Kitchen/Dining Room. Utility Room. Entrance vestibule. Principle Bedroom with en-suite bathroom (jacuzzi bath, WHB, WC, showering unit).

First Floor: Bedroom 4. Bedroom 5.


OUTBUILDINGS

The outbuildings sit in a courtyard formation to the rear of the dwelling house. The main outbuilding is detached, concrete foundations, brick and steel construction under a metal roof. The building is used as part of the commercial Kennel business and has services on site.

In addition there is a further kennel block with a concrete floor and timber and brick construction, a further outbuilding of the same construction, sits adjacent and has been used in the past for workshops, gym and storage facilities with an adjoining garage.

To the rear of the courtyard there is a significant commercial greenhouse which has not been in operation for some years and now requires repair.

The dimensions of the outbuildings are as follows:

Garage 9.80m x 6.58m

Gym/Store 9.78m x 7.06m

Principle Kennels 22.60m x 14.99m

Additional Kennel 13.90m x 5.89m


LAND

The Field to the West of the property has been used for grazing or dog walking historically. The land is in good order with secure perimeter boundary fencing throughout. Vehicular access is only via Raggithill Farm . The James Hutton Institute classify the land as 3.2 , general soil type of mineral gleys. The land predominantly slopes to the north and undulates to the south.


PLANNING STATEMENT

The site is not within the Green Belt, so a proposal may be considered under the South Ayrshire Local Development Plan ‘Rural Housing in the Countryside Areas Policy. Furthermore, permitted development rights may allow for the conversion of the agricultural outbuildings. Applicants are encourage to make their enquiries with the local planning office at South Ayrshire Council in the first instance, a charge may apply. In addition our Planning Director Paul Houghton can be contacted with a view to assistance with a planning application or consultation, a charge may apply. Paul.houghton@dmhall.co.uk

SITUATION

Raggithill Farm sits in an elevated position above the North-Western edge of Mossblown, in rural surroundings with sublime views West, to the Forth of Clyde and Arran, and South across the county. Mossblown is a short distance from Ayr and has ease of access to Kilmarnock and Glasgow via the A77 & M77.

Mossblown has a medical practise, pharmacy, grocery store, take-aways, post office, activity centre, hairdresser and a popular Public House with a restaurant. Two bus routes serve the village, connecting Mossblown with Ayr to the south, Annbank to the east and Tarbolton and New Cumnock to the North. Times vary accordingly but generally two buses per hour allow villagers to commute to Ayr, with its proximity of five miles (eight kilometres) giving villagers access to high street retailers.

Prestwick, some 5 miles to the east has a comprehensive range of amenities, including schools, restaurants and bars, transport links to Glasgow and beyond, shops, supermarkets and leisure facilities.

Mossblown has a primary school and thriving private day nursery. The school has in recent years been extended to include the village library and sports facilities for the school. Annbank and Mossblown are in the catchment area for Ayr Academy.

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