RINGFORD, CASTLE DOUGLAS, DG7 2AL
** SOLD **
Offered for Sale
Offers Over £1,500,000
Meiklewood Farm is in a convenient location and is well-known for its grass growing qualities. The property is self-sufficient in home grown forage with the lands all being easily accessed from a network of farm tracks.
Meiklewood benefits from a superior residence, at present offering three star bed & breakfast accommodation, which the current owners established in 1972. The enterprise gives this highly commercial farm another valuable income stream.
A charming Georgian built farmhouse originally built in the 1700’s and has been well maintained. The property is of stone built construction under a slated roof occupying a southwest facing aspect. This charming dwelling caters for modern family living whilst retaining the ornate finishing’s of the period with high ceilings and original cornice.
The cottage at Meiklewood is of stone built construction, rendered under a slated roof and is situated within Meiklewood Farm.
The steading at Meiklewood is of modern and traditional construction, with the traditional barns and byres to the south of the main farmhouse with the more modern steading providing feed storage and cattle housing.
The lands of Meiklewood extend in total to about 376.95 acres (152.55 hectares) to include the areas occupied by the farmhouse, farm cottage, steading, roads, etc. The fields are contained within a ring fence in 27 good sized field enclosures The agricultural land is classified as being mainly within yield class 4 of the Macaulay Scale, as produced by the James Hutton Institute. The land has all been allocated a region 1 status and at present is all down to grass for either grazing or mowing. The farm is registered with the Agricultural Food & Rural Communities – Rural Payments & Inspections Division, with a main location code of: 82/516/0032
BASIC PAYMENT ENTITLEMENTS
Meiklewood benefits from a Basic Payment Entitlement and the sellers will be willing to transfer (with land), the Basic Payment Entitlement, with an illustrative value of 140.93 units at 171.47 Euros per eligible hectare (2016 value). The sellers will use their best endeavours to accurately complete the necessary PF23 transfer forms, which will be delivered to the purchasers on completion of any sale. For the avoidance of doubt, the seller’s will retain the 2017 payment.
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