An excellent opportunity to acquire a productive dairy unit extending to 252.47 acres (102.17 ha) in two blocks. East Nethershields Farm is situated in an accessible rural location and includes an attractive 4 bedroom farmhouse, extensive range of modern and traditional steading buildings with capacity to milk 300 cows plus followers.
For sale as a whole or in two lots:
The Whole - £1,350,000
Lot 1: East Nethershields Farm - Four bedroom farmhouse, steading and approximately 140.68 acres of agricultural land - £975,000.
Lot 2: Land at Cloverhill - 106.16 acres of grassland well suited to fodder and grass production- £375,000.
South Lanarkshire is known for producing quality livestock and dairy produce from good pasture.
East Nethershields Farm is situated approximately 3 miles to the north of Strathaven and 5 miles south of Hamilton. The Land at Cloverhill is located approximately 2 miles to the south west.
Strathaven provides an excellent range of shops, a supermarket, leisure facilities, cafes, bars, and restaurants, as well as primary and secondary schooling. Glasgow to the north west, is within easy commuting distance and provides an extensive range of shops, leisure, business and travel facilities with Glasgow Airport only 30 minutes away by car.
The local area offers an abundance of activities for the outdoor enthusiast, catering for a range of leisure and recreational activities including walking, cycling, fishing, shooting, horse riding and golf.
East Nethershields Farm is a productive dairy farm extending to 252.47 acres (102.17 ha) or thereby. The steading is a mixture of traditional and modern buildings with the farmhouse immediately adjacent. The agricultural land extends to 246.84 acres (99.89 ha) between the main block at East Nethershields Farm and the Land at Cloverhill.
The 4 bedroom farmhouse has been recently renovated and is well presented. The steading offers extensive housing and storage, as well as a traditional range of buildings which provide the potential for development or diversification, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
The farm is in two blocks with East Nethershields Farm, the principal holding, surrounding the steading and the Land at Cloverhill lying only 2 miles to the south east. The land ranges from 210m and 252m above sea level and is capable of growing good pasture and fodder crops, as well as producing a small range of cereals, having been mainly classed as Grade 4(1) by the James Hutton Institute. The productive silage ground is managed to produce three cuts annually. There is excellent access from either the public road or through internal farm roads and all fields are either watered by field trough or natural sources.
Lot 1: East Nethershields Farmhouse, Steading and 140.68 acres of agricultural land.
The farmhouse is located on the eastern side of the steading which sits at the core of the farm. Constructed of stone under a tile roof with a garden to the front the property is accessed via a short track and benefits from ample parking. The garden is mainly laid to lawn with a patio area to the rear of the property. The house has been renovated internally and boasts a large living room with stove that also serves the adjoining dining room, as well as 4 bedrooms and 2 modern shower rooms.
Adjacent to the farmhouse is a range of traditional and modern farm buildings. To the left of the property is the garage whilst to the opposite side is the former stable. This building is of traditional stone construction and there is a lapsed planning consent for conversion to a residential dwelling, the details can be obtained by consulting the South Lanarkshire local authority planning portal and using the reference ek/06/0581. To the rear of the farmhouse is a small general purpose shed of traditional stone and brick construction under a tin roof with a concrete floor.
Beyond the former stable, accessed from the same approach, is the modern general purpose shed of steel portal frame construction extending to 18.5m by 12.5m.
The main steading is located to the rear of the farmhouse and comprises:
Small range of modern buildings, including a workshop (9.2m x 8.6) and general store (8.4m x 4.5m) both of steel portal frame construction under a box profile roof with steel roller shutter doors.
Small Cattle Court (10.6m x 5.75m) of steel portal frame construction under box profile roof and side cladding with concrete panel and stone walls.
At the centre of the steading is the main dairy complex which includes 20/40 Westphalia milking parlous with automated management system, including Automatic Cluster Removers, auto id, auto wash and 6 Out Of Parlour feeders. Additionally, there is a slatted collecting pen, 200 cubicles which are part slatted, part scrapped and a concrete panel bunker for feed. At the core of the complex is a new steel portal frame shed which is under construction and will include 97 cubicles, a feed passage and auto scrapers to the slatted tank. Located in the tank room is an 8,200 litre bulk tank.
Small Slatted Shed (11.5m x 6.3m) of timber and steel frame construction under a corrugated roof with slatted slurry store and brick and stone walls.
Lean-to Shed (8.5m x 7.25m) lean-to main cubicle shed, of steel portal frame construction under box profile roof with concrete floor and housing dairy calves.
Modern General Purpose Shed (36.9m x 12.0m) of steel portal frame construction under a box profile roof and side cladding with block walls and a concrete floor with feed passage along one side, used for general storage.
Young Stock Shed 1 (32.6m x 10.2m) of timber and brick construction under a tin roof with a concrete floor and tin side cladding and space for up to 65 head with automatic scrapers and slatted slurry store at one end.
Young Stock Shed 2 (31.7m x 5.4m) of steel portal frame construction under a box profile roof and side cladding with concrete panel walls and a concrete floor.
Slurry Tower - three ring galvanized steel slurry store with capacity for at least 340,000 gallons.
Slatted Shed (32.4m x 5.96m) of timber frame construction under a box profile roof and side cladding with a feed trough along one side, concrete panel walls and slatted slurry store. The shed has capacity for up to 65 yearlings or stirks.
Calf Shed (27.2m x 5.0m) pole barn construction under a box profile roof and side cladding with a stone standing floor.
Straw Shed (24.3m x 5.9m) of steel portal frame construction under a box profile roof and side cladding with concrete walls and a concrete and stone floor. The shed has been used for storage of feed or straw and is divided internally with concrete panels.
To the south of the steading there are also 2 silage pits with capacity for approximately 6,000 tonnes. The pits are of earth bank construction with a concrete floor and effluent drawn off via a pipe which connects with to with the adjacent slurry store or direct to an effluent tank. There is also a draff pit, constructed from steel and concrete sleeper walls with a concrete floor.
Yard Area - there is a large yard area which surrounds each of the buildings and is mostly down to concrete. Within the yard area the following items are included:
35 Tonne cake bin serving out of parlour feeders and in parlour feeders
15 Tonne blend bin
6 Tonne small blend bin
50 Tonne Pot Ale tank
Adjacent to the farmhouse there are two static caravans which benefit from mains electric, private water and septic tank drainage.
The land at East Nethershields is divided in to 13 enclosures, a number of which have been ploughed and sown out to grass leys in the past. The management of the grass has produced good quality grazing and silage land which forms the core of the dairy farm. All of the fields are either accessed directly from the public road or by internal farm tracks.
There have been recent drainage works completed which have been reinstated prior to the marketing of East Nethershields.
Lot 2: Land at Cloverhill extending to 106.16 acres.
The Land at Cloverhill lies either side of the A726 and benefits from excellent roadside access. The land is split in to 8 parcels and is currently used to support the main holding at East Nethershields, being predominantly used for summer grazing of cattle and winter grazing of sheep. Those fields which are cut for silage are also managed for three cuts annually.
To East Nethershields Farm (Lot 1):
From Edinburgh and Glasgow leave the M8 at junction 7 and drive south on the A725 towards the M74. Merge on to the M74 at junction 5 and head south for 1.5 miles before exiting at junction 6 for Hamilton/ A723. At the roundabout take the 2nd exit. Turn right to stay on A723 then keep left to continue on the A723. Pass through 5 roundabouts, continuing to stay on the A723 then arrive at the destination on the right.
The Land at Cloverhill (Lot 2) is a further 2.5 miles to the south west. From East Nethershields Farm head south on the A723 for approximately one mile before turning right on to Coldstream Road, following this for three-quarters of a mile. When Coldstream Road meets the A726 turn right and head north for half a mile and the land will be on both sides of the road.
Basic Payment Scheme (bps) & iacs
Basic Payment Entitlements are included with the sale. The Seller will submit a 2021 Single Application Form and payments relating to the 2021 scheme year will be retained by the Seller.
Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (lfass)
As East Nethershields is a dairy farm the property is not in receipt of Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (lfass) payments.
The property benefits from mains electricity, private water, supplied by borehole, and drainage to a septic tank. The property is heated by oil fired central heating with a new WarmFlo boiler.
The pump house, located to the south of the steading, houses the water pump for the private water supply, including the 4,000 litre tank and treatment facility. Both pumps have been renewed in 2020.
Particulars and Misrepresentation
These particulars are produced for the guidance of prospective purchasers and although they are intended to give a fair description of the property they do not constitute or form any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Any measurements or distances referred to should be considered as approximate. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers in inspecting a property that has been sold or withdrawn. Details and photos prepared April 2021.