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Desirable Residential Property with an Established Income

Posted: 14th October 2019

A most attractive former dairy farm in a Lanarkshire market town has been put up for sale at offers over £445,000.

With grounds extending to more than 1.1 acres, the grazing land surrounding Wee Westlinbank Farm in Strathaven was historically used for cattle, but has more recently been used for equestrian and sheep grazing purposes. The land has a mainly southerly aspect and has been classified as Grade 4.1 by The James Hutton Institute.

Property agents Baird Lumsden are marketing it as a “unique opportunity”, with the significantly extended farmhouse providing family accommodation over two levels. Alternatively, there is the flexibility to provide guest accommodation, with a detached guesthouse among the various outbuildings.

The property also comes with an established cattery business that has more than doubled its income in its third year of trading. Constructed in 2016, The Wee Farm Cattery includes 10 rooms accommodating up to two cats and two larger rooms for up to five cats.

Jennifer Campbell of Baird Lumsden, the rural property specialist that is part of DM Hall, said: “This is a lovely residential property with the added bonus of an established income from a boarding cattery.

“Set in these idyllic surroundings, this is a fantastic family home with a wonderful space for entertaining. In addition to the thriving Cattery business there is further income potential from the detached guesthouse, which has its own WC and space for a kitchenette.”

The immediate grounds have all been landscaped providing several seating areas, sun traps and gardens which attract an abundance of wildlife.  This is truly a lifestyle property where the current owner has chickens, geese, dogs, cats and sheep.

The property is located approximately 4.5 miles south of the historic market town of Strathaven. With a healthy mixture of shopping, dining, entertainment and sporting amenities, Strathaven is also home to Scotland’s only Hot Air Balloon Festival.

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