Drummore, Stranraer, DG9 9RB
A HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE STOCK REARING FARM SITUATED ON A STUNNING ELEVATED SITE WITH FAR REACHING VIEWS ACROSS LUCE BAY & THE SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE
Offered for Sale
Alton Farm is situated just west of the village of Drummore in the Wigtownshire area of Dumfries & Galloway. Alton is a highly productive stock rearing farm in an area noted for its mild climate and long grass growing seasons. This has contributed to the Rhins Peninsula being recognised as one of the most productive farming regions in Southwest Scotland.
The farm benefits from a beautifully presented traditional farmhouse, mainly traditional farm buildings, a lovely stone-built farm cottage and about 140 acres of productive agricultural land. The agricultural land is at present down to grass for grazing and conservation (silage), however the land is capable of growing a wide range of cereal and other forage crops.
THE FARM STEADING
The farm steading comprises of a range of mainly traditional farm buildings, which have been utilised in the past for dairy production. The traditional buildings still house cubicles with automatic scrapers, a collection area and a milking parlour (disused), along with bulk tank and other ancillary dairy utensils. Adjacent to the dairy is a small slurry lagoon and a useful cattle handling facility.
The more modern portal type sheds comprise of a machinery and straw storage shed with two linked concrete portal former silage pits, now utilised for general storage. A large concrete floored silage clamp lies to the west of the steading buildings.
Alton Farm extends in total to about 142.01 acres (57.47 Ha), including the areas occupied by the farmhouse, cottage, steading, yards, access roads, etc. The holding features 14 specific field enclosures, which are currently all down to grass for grazing and conservation (silage), however many of the enclosures are capable and have been, in the past, utilised for growing either cereal or forage crops. The land is classified as predominantly yield class 4 of the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research (Land Capability Study), as produced by the James Hutton Institute. The land is currently run as a beef rearing unit and benefits from the LFASS payment.
BASIC PAYMENT ENTITLEMENTS
The whole of the agricultural land has been allocated payment region 1, with the exception of 0.67 of a hectare, region 3. We are advised that the vendors are active farmers (as currently defined under EU Regulation 1307/2013 and the Scottish Statutory Instrument 2014/58). We are further informed that the sellers completed an IACS/SAF submission 2022 (a copy of which can be made available for inspection from the sole selling agents during normal office hours).
Alton benefits from 51.64 units of region 1 entitlements with an illustrative unit values of €164.65 (Euros) and 0.67 of a unit of region 3. The property also benefits from the standard Greening rates and where applicable LFASS. The sellers will use their best endeavours to complete the necessary documentation to transfer any and all established Basic Payment Entitlements. For the avoidance of doubt any such payments already applied for prior to the completion date, will be retained by the sellers, i.e. the 2022 Basic Payment and 2022 greening payment and LFASS. The purchaser upon occupation of the subjects of sale will be required and be responsible to comply with the statutory management requirements and good agricultural and environmental conditions, as laid down within the cross compliance documentation 2022, this obligation expires on 31st December 2022
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