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Bankwood Equestrian and Livery

Sold £450,000.00
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Carnwath Lanarkshire ML11 8HJ

Sold £450,000.00


Sold - Carnwath Lanarkshire

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Bankwood Equestrian and livery is situated less than a kilometre south of the village of Carnwath, which boasts many local amenities such as a doctor’s surgery, nursery and primary schools in addition to a supermarket, bakery and a local bar. Both the village of Carnwath and Bankwood itself are set within open countryside within a particularly attractive part of South Lanarkshire, ideally located for extensive and pleasant hacking. Other outdoor pursuits in Carnwath include a well-regarded golf course and club located on the outskirts of the village. There is direct access from Bankwood to an extensive area of on and off-road hacking, including woodland and surrounding countryside along with many quiet side roads to enjoy.
The tourist attractions of the Falls of Clyde and the New Lanark world heritage centre are located close to the historic town of Lanark, which is 7 miles from Carnwath and is the nearest main town. Other town services, including a secondary school, can be found in Biggar, which is located 8 miles south east of the property.
Bankwood lies 26 miles from Edinburgh, and 32 miles from Glasgow and is commutable by car. There are regular rail services between Carstairs, which is approximately 3 miles from the property, to Edinburgh, Glasgow and “the south”.

Bankwood Equestrian and Livery has been developed over recent years by the current owners as an equestrian and livery for mixed personal and client use and is a preferred location for grading of horses to be listed in the DEFRA approved Anglo European Studbook. It is within reasonable travelling distance of all major Scottish competition centres and is also handy for the English circuit. Bankwood offers livery and grazing, with a client base primarily located within a 10-mile radius of the centre. Owner’s accommodation at the property consists of a timber chalet with 3 bedrooms, and two static caravans, each with 2 bedrooms. The chalet and caravans are all subject to a temporary occupancy permission. The land, which totals approximately 17.4 acres, supports a modern equestrian facility and livery including a new indoor arena with stables, 2 separate stabling blocks, storage buildings, an outdoor arena and horse walker. Planning permission is in place to construct a permanent owner’s house (subject to a Section 75 occupancy restriction).

From Edinburgh, follow the A70 to Carnwath. At the roundabout in Carnwath, turn right onto Main St/A70. At the traffic lights, turn left onto the Biggar Road/B7016. Bankwood can be found on the left hand side of the road after approximately 1 km.
From Glasgow, follow the M8 and A8 until junction 6a. Take the 3rd exit at the roundabout and follow the A73 to Carluke then take the A721 to Carnwath. At the traffic lights on Main Street turn right onto the Biggar Road/B7016.

Chalet – timber framed and clad under a box profile roof, with PVC double glazing. Accommodation comprises: Hall; laundry room; living/dining room with doors to a decking area; kitchen; 2 double bedrooms; 1 single bedroom; bathroom.
Services – Oil central heating and hot water; mains electricity; mains water; septic tank (shared). The chalet benefits from a relatively new central heating/hot water boiler.
Static caravan 1 – living/dining room/kitchen; double bedroom; single bedroom; bathroom; cupboard.
Services – mains electricity; mains water; septic tank (shared); electric heating.
Static caravan 2 – Kitchen; living room; 2 bedrooms; shower room.
Services – Mains electricity; mains water; electric heating; septic tank (shared).

The whole property is exempt from both a Home Report (as residential properties are temporary) and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) as the chalet and caravans have a temporary occupancy (“planned use”) of 2 years and the other buildings are deemed to be non-residential low energy demand buildings.

Modern indoor arena with viewing gallery and attached stables building (approximately 50 x 35 m in total). Consists of 20 boxes, wash down area and large tack-room/client room with facilities. Built by Graham Heath in 2016 of steel frame construction with box profile cladding and fibre cement corrugated roof. The stables, tack room/client room and wash down area are block built with a concrete floor. The main arena has a felt/sand surface with timber kick board sides.
Second stables with 10 boxes, tack room and staff/client WC. Steel frame construction with block/harled low wall and Yorkshire board box profile sides under a box profile roof. Concrete floor. There is a newly built lean-to section with a feed store and implement store.
Newly built stables block with 4 stables and tack room. Constructed of block walls under mono pitched fibre cement roof. Concrete floor. Electricity supply.
Open pen/hay shed constructed of timber frame under a box profile roof with block low walls and Yorkshire board sides. Concrete floor. Open area for hay storage and 6 large loose pens, 3 of which have part open sides with access to a paddock.
Auto horse walker – fully automated “Monarch Equestrian” walker with a concrete floor and metal mesh fencing. 5 horse capacity.
Outdoor arena. Timber fenced with a sand surface.
Office – portacabin with log burning stove (to be removed).
Metal storage container.
Kennels – block construction, 2 kennels and runs.

5 woodchip paddocks for winter grazing, various grass paddocks and 3 “summer” fields, all with electric fencing.
There is a substantial yard/hardstanding area, along with shelter and amenity from several small areas of woods.

Implements, feed, hay may be available by separate negotiation.

The property is assessed for non-domestic rates as “stables” with a Rateable Value of £10,400. For the year 2018/19, the rate in the pound is prescribed as 48.0 pence. The property may be subject to 100% rates relief under the Small Business Bonus Scheme.

The chalet is assessed for Council Tax as Band A.

By mutual agreement.

Planning Permission was granted by South Lanarkshire Council on 12 July 2016 (Application Ref: CL/15/0089) for a mixed use development comprising equestrian riding, stables and horse breeding centre, erection of workers dwellinghouse, erection of 4 dwellinghouses, temporary retention of 2 staff accommodation chalets, creation of associated car park, access and landscaping (Amendment to CL/09/0507). The planning permission also covers land and development (the erection of 4 dwellinghouses) which does not form part of the property for sale. For further details, please contact the selling agents.

There is a shares access to Bankwood equestrian and livery (shown as blue cross hatching on the boundary map). A servitude right of access shall be granted to the purchaser over this route.

For further information or to arrange an appointment to view please contact Walker Scott Ireland Ltd. Viewing is strictly by appointment. Interested parties are advised to note interest with Walker Scott Ireland Ltd in order to be kept informed of any closing date that is set. Please note, our client need not accept the highest offer, nor indeed any offer. To comply with current Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, any offer presented must be accompanied with Notarised/certified photographic evidence of the purchaser’s identity and separate evidence of the purchaser’s residential address, or the offering parties must attend our offices with the original documents, before any acceptance of the offer can be confirmed and the property put “Under Offer”.

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Walker Scott Ireland Ltd.
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