76 George Street
Watston is a ring-fenced grass farm extending to about 200 acres with expansive views and two residential properties.
The land is classed as grade 3 by the James Hutton Institute. A feature of the farm is the excellent internal access. The land rises from 115 metres (337 feet) above sea level at the Cander Water on the northern boundary of the farm to a high point of 154 metres (505 feet) in the centre of the farm.
Some of the fields have a mains water supply via drinking troughs, with the remainder watered by a natural supply from the Cander Water and Watston Burn on the east and west boundaries respectively. The fields are all stock-proof and a feature is the mature hedging.
A good network of internal tracks provide easy access to all of the fields for livestock and machinery.
The farm includes a modern six-bedroom farmhouse and a semi-detached cottage which was converted from a byre in 2007 and has three bedrooms. The land is all classed as Payment Region 1 and comprises 182 acres grass leys, 11 acres permanent pasture and 7 acres miscellaneous.
It has wholly LFA status.
The farm includes a telecommunications mast.
Farming System The land is let to two local farmers for the grazing of cattle between May and October. It is also let in the winter for the grazing of hoggs.
The farm is available for sale as a whole or in 4 Lots.
This property has 200 acres of land.
Watston Farm is located about 0.5 mile to the south of the village of Stonehouse in rural Lanarkshire. The house and cottage have an elevated situation with panoramic views across the adjacent countryside and farmland.
Stonehouse is on the A71 trunk road connecting Kilmarnock and Edinburgh. The Alexander Hamilton Memorial Park overlooks the picturesque Avon Valley and has pathways leading to the Avon Water, a bandstand and other recreational facilities. Stonehouse has a library, public hall, hospital, pharmacy, bowling green and various shops.
Strathaven (5 miles) is a small town with a village green and stream running through its centre. It has a good range of local amenities including a variety of shops, doctors surgery, dentist, chemists, banks and a vet.
Stonehouse has a primary school and Strathaven has a secondary school. Independent schooling is available in Hamilton.
Hamilton is 12 miles distant and has a wide range of services. Newton Mearns on the south side of Glasgow also provides shopping facilities at The Avenue Shopping Centre.
For outdoor enthusiasts this area provides a wealth of activities. There are local golf courses at Strathaven and East Kilbride while the championship courses at Turnberry and Troon in Ayrshire are within easy travelling distance. There are a number of leisure facilities in East Kilbride, while the Firth of Clyde and sheltered west coast waters of Scotland provide a variety of water sports. There are also excellent water sports facilities at Strathclyde Country Park.
Grouse and pheasant shooting, and roe deer stalking, can be rented locally. Fishing is also available by permit on the surrounding rivers and reservoirs.
Glasgow city centre is about 22 miles to the north via the M74 and as with most major cities has an extensive range of retail, higher educational, leisure and professional services. The M74 is about 2 miles to the east and offers road access to the north, south and the central Scotland motorway network. The nearest mainline rail station is at Larkhall (4 miles). Glasgow International Airport is 27 miles to the north and Prestwick Airport is 33 miles to the west.
There is a livestock market at Lanark.
By Road (Postcode: ML9 3PH)
From the M74, exit at Junction 8 and join the A71 signposted for Kilmarnock. Continue for about 1 mile on the A71 then at the roundabout take the first exit signposted Lockhart Street. Continue for about 1 mile then turn left onto Lockhart Place. At the T-junction turn right onto CamNethan Street and continue for about 1 mile before turning left onto Boghall Street. Boghall Street becomes Watstone Road which leads to Watston Farm.Read all