Video: 4th generation, former dairy farm for sale on 200ac

Ballygreggan Farm, an attractive mixed dairy unit situated on the Kintyre Peninsula, on the west coast of Scotland, is for sale through Galbraith.

The small settlement of Drumlemble lies a short distance away from the farm on the B842, whilst Campbeltown with its larger range of shops, schools and professional services lies 3.5 miles to the east. Glasgow is also accessible via the A83 from Campbeltown and is 135 miles distant by road.

The agricultural nature of the area ensures it is well provided for by agricultural merchants and contractors and machinery dealerships, and there are regular haulage routes to the livestock markets in Stirling, Oban and Dalmally.

Ballyreggan Farm

History

Ballygreggan Farm is a well-equipped mixed farming unit of over 200ac near Machrihanish Aerodrome on the Mull of Kintyre, with the Atlantic Coast lying only a short distance to the west.

It is sited among the best agricultural land found on the peninsula.

Duncan Barrie, who is handling the sale of the holding, commented:

“This is a rare opportunity to acquire a renowned former dairy farm, of which has been farmed by the same family since 1875, and the seller being the fourth generation of the family to run the holding.”

Land

The land, which extends to about 214.19ac (86.68ha), has been classified by the James Hutton Institute as being predominantly Grade 4.2 and 5.1 with a section of Grade 3.1.

It is well suited to grass and has historically grown cereals, with the majority of the pasture ground having been reseeded on a rotational basis over the past few years.

All of the land has benefitted from regular applications of farmyard manure and slurry generated on the farm.

An ongoing programme of ditching and reseeding has ensured the grass sward is maintained to its maximum potential with all of the fields benefitting from a privately fed field trough and rylock electric fences.

Facilities

The property includes an extensive range of modern and traditional farm buildings which lie adjacent to the farmhouse.

These include:

  • Traditional barn/garage (29.0m X 5.67m);
  • Cattle shed (19.17m X 12.12m);
  • Calf shed (9.98m X 6.64m);
  • General purpose shed (21.7m X 9.7m);
  • Implement shed (17.38m X 12.7m);
  • Calving pen (12.06m X 8.63m);
  • Plant room (5.95m X 4.4m);
  • Lean-to shed (19.35m X 5.98m);
  • Parlour shed (14.6m X 5.9m);
  • Bulk tank shed (5.89m X 4.68m);
  • Wash-house (4.6m X 2.4m);
  • 10t feed storage bin;
  • Cubicle shed (18.6m X 9.84m);
  • Outdoor corral (5.7m X 2.9m);
  • Outdoor silage pit (35.04m X 8.29m);
  • Silage pit shed 1 (22.4m X 5.4m);
  • Indoor silage pit 2 (18.0m X 9.6m);
  • Indoor silage pit 3 (18.0m X 8.6m);
  • Lean-to cubicle shed (22.4m X 6.6m);
  • Dutch barn (18.15m X 6.3m);
  • Cubicle shed (18.15m X 14.49m);
  • L-shaped cubicle shed (16.8m X 6.8m and 18.3m X 6.4m);
  • 100,000 gallons slurry store;
  • 100t grain tower.

There is a 16/16 parlour with self-feed hoppers connected to electronic ID reader and milk data recorders.

“The farming system originally centred on milking 100-120 dairy cows plus followers up until three years ago when the cows were sold,” said Barrie.

“The land and buildings are now let on a seasonal basis to a number of local farmers. The parlour, bulk tank and all other fixed dairy equipment remain in situ and are included with the sale of the farm.”

Farmhouse

Ballygreggan Farmhouse is situated centrally within the holding and accessed via a shared private drive which leads from the B843 public road.

It is an attractive traditional farmhouse with well-appointed accommodation including four reception rooms and five bedrooms.

The ground floor comprises: a living room; a dining room; a vestibule; a bathroom; a sitting room; a kitchen; a utility room; an office; and a porch. The first floor includes a games room and five bedrooms – one en-suite.

Ballygreggan Farmhouse forms part of the traditional courtyard steading with spectacular northerly views over the peninsula.

Further information

Ballygreggan Farm is offered for sale as whole at an asking price of offers over £800,000.

Further information on the property and Galbraith can be found online.