AN Ayrshire livestock farm with additional commercial aspects and scope for afforestation has come to the market. South Craig Farm, Hollybush is available through Strutt and Parker for offers over £1,300,000 for the whole or in five lots.

South Craig Farm provides an outstanding opportunity to purchase a productive livestock farm extending to 428 acres (173 hectares), located in a popular agricultural area of South West Scotland.

The farm enjoys an elevated south facing position, below the Craigs of Kyle, overlooking countryside and woodland towards Broom Hill. The farmhouse is a traditional white-washed stone, four-bedroom property under a pitched slate roof with a small private garden and two-bedroom cottage. It provides good access to the small village of Drongan to the east and the A713 to the west.

The land at South Craig is split into two blocks and is classified as grades 4 and 5 by the James Hutton Institute. It consists of 151 acres of pasture, 165 acres of hill and rough grazing and 102 acres of woodland and the potential of further afforestation on the hill ground. There is also potential to profit from rental of a quarry site and additional royalties.

It benefits from an extensive range of traditional farm buildings, which sit to the north and west of the farmhouse and are suited for housing livestock and for general agricultural storage.

Part of the traditional steading has been adapted to form temporary stabling utilised for DIY livery. The remainder of the traditional steading could provide opportunities for further development or change of use, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.

Associate director, estates and farm agency, Strutt and Parker, Douglas Orr, who is handling the sale commented: “South Craig Farm offers opportunities to a wide range of prospective buyers, due to its agricultural productivity, forestry and additional afforestation potential, development prospects and commercial mineral interests.

"Due to the diverse nature of the farm, it is available for sale in five lots, or as a whole, to give a wider range of purchasers the opportunity to bid on smaller lots.

"We anticipate that the launch of South Craig will generate positive and competitive interest from a diverse range of buyers.”