Castle Douglas, Dumfries & Galloway, DG7 2PB
Offered for Sale
Offers Over £300,000
This former deer park is located on the outskirts of Castle Douglas in an area of outstanding natural beauty. The property comprises of a former deer park containing grazing land and amenity woodland. The deer park benefits from a pair of traditionally built Galloway cottages, set within the grounds of a former estate on the edge of Castle Douglas. The properties have mirror image accommodation and are set with a classic courtyard.
Gardeners & Foresters Cottages would benefit from a degree of modernisation; however they would make fantastic family homes or holiday homes in an idyllic setting. The traditional courtyard buildings have been neglected over the last few years with general maintenance lacking, but any potential purchaser may see the opportunity for development potential. Given the diversity of these vernacular buildings, there may exist the opportunity for development for any other tourist based enterprise or further residential accommodation, subject to the normal planning regulations.
GARDENERS COTTAGE, FORESTERS COTTAGE, TRADITIONAL STEADING & AMENITY LAND
A pair of traditional one and a half storey semi-detached cottages. They are situated in the traditional courtyard of the former Balmaghie Estate and in the past the cottages were utilised by estate staff. The accommodation over two floors is mirror image, as shown in the floor plan, which includes in both a hall, with stair case off with storage below. Sitting room with fireplace and window to steading courtyard. At the rear of the cottages is a dining room / bedroom 4 which overlooks the garden. A kitchen / breakfast room with fitted kitchen. The first floor accommodation comprises of three bedrooms, family bathroom with WC, wash hand basin, bath with electric shower over.
LOT 2 **UNDER OFFER**
GRAZING LAND & AMENITY WOODLAND EXTENDING TO ABOUT 171.88 ACRES
Lot 2 comprises of about 171.88 acres of grazing land and amenity woodland. The majority of this land has been utilised as a deer park. The deer park has been bounded by a suitable fence and at this time there are about 200 head of deer farmed on a semi-commercial basis. The land is classified as LFASS and has benefited from not only a basic payment, but from greening and LFASS.
The land at present is all down to either grass for grazing or open mixed woodland.
GRAZING LAND & AMENITY WOODLAND EXTENDING TO ABOUT 29.88 ACRES
Lot 3 comprises of about 29.88 acres of grazing and amenity woodland. Included within this lot is about 9.78 acres of land, which has been mown for haylage in the past. The land is classified as LFASS.
BASIC PAYMENT ENTITLEMENTS
The former deer park has benefited in the past from 60.47 units of region 1 and 2.25 units of region 2 entitlement. The sellers have indicated their willingness to transfer this entitlement on a prorata basis to the successful purchasers. However, it is noted that in this event, only agriculturally active areas can attract the payment, i.e. the areas of grazing land contained within the lots, with the exception of the open grazed woodland in lot 2 are ineligible. The selling agents would be pleased to explain the basic payment system to any potential buyer.
Any payment due to Balmaghie Farming Company for the 2017 scheme year, will be retained by the sellers. A copy of the 2017 IACS / SAF submission is available for inspection from the selling agents.