LOT 2: Shields Farmhouse (About 1.30 acres)
Shields House is accessed off the main farm road, via a private tarmac road which terminates in a parking area immediately to the east of the house. It is constructed of brick with a white painted harled finish, beneath a pitched tile roof.
It is understood that the house was constructed in circa 1964 and originally contained an annex which has since been incorporated within the main accommodation.
Situated in a private and elevated position with fantastic southerly views, the accommodation is laid out as follows:
Ground floor: porch, hall, sitting room, dining room, bedroom with en suite shower room, rear porch, bedroom, kitchen, side porch and WC.
First floor: landing, bath and shower room, three further bedrooms, linen cupboard and study/bedroom.
Attic: Two floored areas and floored eaves storage.
The house is served by mains electricity, a private water supply, oil-fired central heating and private drainage. It is fully double glazed and has cavity wall insulation. The sitting room has an open fire with a back boiler and there is an oil-fired Rayburn cooker in the kitchen. The private water supply is via a bore hole, with the water coming off the famous Campsie Fells.
Externally, there is a garden area surrounding the house and predominantly laid to lawn with planted borders and a gravel path. It is enclosed by a timber fence. Two small areas of conifer trees are to the west and north, providing shelter. There is a chicken run.
The land extends to about 0.82 acres of useful grazings and comprises two small paddocks to the front and side of the house.
Shields Farm has an elevated position with expansive and uninterrupted views of the surrounding countryside, over Glasgow city and towards the Tinto Hills. The farm has a private situation, yet is only 13 miles from Glasgow city centre and just 6 miles to the west of the M80, which connects with Scotland’s national motorway network.
Milton of Campsie is one mile to the south of the farm and provides everyday amenities including various general stores, a small supermarket, post office, pharmacy, hotel and a primary school. There are secondary schools at Kirkintilloch (3 miles) and Kilsyth (5 miles). Private education is available in Glasgow.
For outdoor enthusiasts this area provides a wealth of activities. Campsie Golf Club, an 18-hole parkland course at Lennoxtown, is 4 miles distant, while pheasant shooting and roe deer stalking can be rented locally. There are a number of leisure facilities in the area including a swimming pool in Kilsyth and a leisure centre in Kirkintilloch.
The Campsie Fells offer extensive hill walking, climbing, mountain biking, trekking and other outdoor activities.
Glasgow has an extensive range of retail, higher educational, leisure and professional services.
Glasgow Airport is 22 miles to the west, with Edinburgh Airport 39 miles to the east, both of which offer a wide range of flights to domestic and international destinations.
There are two livestock marts at Stirling and an abattoir at Bridge of Allan.
Travelling from the south and west, exit the M80 at Junction 3 onto the A806, signposted for Kirkintilloch. After a short distance, take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A757 and signposted for Lenzie. Continue through Lenzie and at the roundabout, take the first exit onto the A806, signposted for Kilsyth. Continue to the traffic lights at the T-junction. Turn right onto the A803 signposted for Milton of Campsie and then immediately left onto the B757, also signposted for Milton of Campsie. Travel for about 1.5 miles and continue straight at the crossroads (passing the post office). Turn left onto Craighead Road and continue for 1 mile, where the entrance to Shields Farm is signposted.
Travelling from the north and east, exit the M80 at Junction 7 onto the A803 and signposted for Kilsyth. After about 8 miles turn right onto the A891 signposted for Milton of Campsie and continue for about 1.5 mile. In Milton of Campsie turn right at the post office and continue as above.