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Lot 15


Development Opportunity with Six Bed Farm House and Five Acres of Land.


The property is located approximately 3.5 miles north west of the picturesque market town of Biggar and a mile east of the hamlet of Quothquan. Edinburgh is about an hour drive along the A702 to the north east and Glasgow is similarly an hour’s drive via the A702 and M74.

Biggar provides an excellent range of shops, recreational activities and well regarded schools.


From Biggar take the B7016, Kirkstyle/Carood Road for two miles, then turn left onto Shieldhill Road. After 1.5 miles turn right at a gate house (prior to the turning for Shieldhill Castle Hotel). Continue along the drive which is owned by our clients, keeping to the left until the main house is seen on your left with the former agricultural building on the right as shown in the photos. The large area of land starts a further 100 metres along the drive to the west.


Main House: The main house is mostly stone built with a slate covered roof. It has been modernised though it still maintains a high degree of character, particularly with the secluded rear courtyard with an outbuilding facing onto it. The original farm house was extended to the east. This part of the house could, if desired, be separated relatively easily into a separate dwelling perhaps converting the garage space into additional living accommodation. There is a large number of rooms creating a large amount of living space. The combined sitting room and dining area is “L” shaped and offers particularly impressive space.

The house is heated by radiators from an oil-fired boiler. The property has mains water and electricity and a septic tank located to the side of the main house.

Outbuilding: (29 sq.m. gross internal area) this lies on the opposite side of the rear courtyards and could potentially be used as additional living accommodation.

Former Agricultural Building: (118 sq.m gross external area) A single storey building with a slate covered roof. Subject to all necessary consents this would seem an ideal property for conversion into an additional house. Land: The large area of flat land located on the western side of the neighbouring Shieldhill Castle Hotel, would lend itself to equestrian use, grazing animals or similar. We understand that this extends to about five Acres.

Floor Area

Main House

Ground Floor:

  • Vestibule 3’ x 3’,
  • Dining Kitchen (13’1 x 12’5) sink and drainer, ample worktop with modern floor and wall units and electric hob and oven with extractor;
  • Utility room (7’9” x 4’11”);
  • WC (4’2” x 5’) wc and whb;
  • Study (10’7” x 10’6”),
  • Sitting Room area (12’10” x 22’7”);
  • Dining area (11’10” x 25’1”);
  • Laundry Room (4’ x 8’6”).

First Floor:

  • Bedroom 1 (16’4” x 10’4”);
  • Reading Room (8’5” x 12’9”);
  • Bedroom 2 (16’4”x 10’4”),
  • Bedroom 3 (12’6” x 8’7”);
  • Nursery (11’5” x 8’4”),
  • Bathroom (5’9” x 12’4”) corner bath, bidet, wc, shower cubicle and whb;
  • Bedroom 4 (14’ x 11’).


Interested parties should contact South Lanarkshire Councils Planning and Building Standards Service. Tel 0303 123 1015 A planning application was recently submitted to South Lanarkshire Council for the agricultural sheds to the north of our client’s property to be demolished and for five houses to be constructed. This can be viewed on South Lanarkshire Councils web site using their Ref CL/16/0255. We understand this application was withdrawn prior to it being determined.


Band E


Owner vacant possession. The driveway from the main road is owned by our client with contributions towards the maintenance being made by neighbouring owners. The driveway gives access to the rear of Shieldhill Castle Hotel though we understand that this is for emergency access only. A site plan is available upon request.


Externally at any time. Internally by contacting the Joint Auctioneers Smail & Ewart or SVA Property Auctions.

Joint Auctioneers

Smail & Ewart Solicitors and Estate Agents 79 High Street, Biggar, ML12 6DE (Jane Robison) Tel 01899 220 058

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