Farm / Land for sale with planning for a main house & 3 self catering lodges
Barbreck Farm comprises an attractive block of hill and pasture ground together with an area of newly planted native woodland and planning consent for a new residential property and three self-catering lodges. The property is situated in a highly scenic area close to Loch Awe and enjoys fantastic views to Ben Cruachan.
Barbreck Farm extends to approximately 56.58 Ha (139.81 Acres) in total and currently carries around 200 ewes on the land. The property offers an excellent opportunity to create a small estate, with a good proportion of the land planted with native woodland, a fishing and duck flighting pond, and planning consent for three self-catering lodges and an asscoiated main dwelling.
An agricultural shed is flexible in use and could be utilised for stabling or the keeping of livetock other than sheep. The building is approximately 30.5 metres x 12 metres and is of a steel frame construction with part Yorkshire boarding and block walls with a hard standing floor. An area of hard standing lies to the front of the shed, with space for parking farm machinery.
A new farm access track has been created from the public road which passes along the western boundary to the agricultural shed, plots and pond.
A small pond/lochan has been created in the centre of the land, extending to approximately 0.34 Ha (0.84 Acres). Naturally stocked with brown trout, the pond offers private fishing with duck flighting potential.
Of the total area, 21.27 Ha (52.56 Acres) was planted in 2012 in two separate areas. The largest area, extending to approximately 20.25 Ha (50.04 Acres), comprises mainly native broadleaves, with an area further to the south extending to 1.02 Ha (2.52 Acres) which comprises mixed woodland. The new planting was undertaken under a SRDP Rural Priorities Contract which can be transferred to the purchaser.
Of the grazing land, extending to approximately 34.45 Ha (85.13 Acres), around 50% could be classified as permanent pasture, with the remaining 50% comprising hill ground, rising in height to around 120 metres close to the eastern boundary. All of the farmland is registered for IACS purposes.
There is a United Auctions livestock market at Dalmally and a Caledonian Marts facility at Oban which provide outlets for the livestock reared on the property and nearby. The area is well catered for by a number of agricultural and equestrian suppliers and merchants.
Detailed planning consent (reference 11/02556/PP) was granted in April 2012 for the erection of a main residental property plus 3 self-catering lodges. Works commenced before the expiration of the consent for the installation of the access road and therefore the Local Authority has confirmed the consent is valid with a ‘meaningful start’ having been made.
A very attractive house is to be the closest dwelling to the pond with lots of glazing to views over the pond and towards Ben Cruachan. The plans show two en-suite bedrooms on the first floor, one with walk-in wardrobe. A variety of open-plan accommodation on the ground floor with kitchen, dining and living areas, plus a separate lounge/third bedroom, bathroom, office and a great sized utility room with toilet & wet room shower.
The lodges are over two levels to provide 2 bedrooms, with spacious open-plan living space, utilising a significant area of glazing to capture the surrounding views.