Castle Douglas, DG7 2PD
Offered for Sale
Offers Over £500,000
Barnboard Farm is located just on the outskirts of the market town of Castle Douglas in Dumfries & Galloway. Barnboard sits on an elevated site affording stunning views across the surrounding countryside and benefits from a very well maintained farmhouse, modern & traditional steading extending about 16.95. At present the farm is utilised as a stock rearing and feeding farm. A feature of this sale is that the purchaser will be extended the option to purchase additional woodlands and sporting rights, should they wish to exercise this option (Please refer to the lotting on the sales particulars)
Given the diversity of the property, Barnboard has the potential to be utilised for a variety of commercial based activities to include, agriculture, equestrian, sporting or given its proximity to the main Euroroute, potential for a number of tourist based enterprises.
A very well maintained traditional Stewartry farmhouse of stone built construction under a slated roof. The property occupies and elevated site with 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 property is accessed via its own private tarmac driveway leading to a large area at the front of the property, providing off road parking for several vehicles. The garden grounds to the rear are well-kept, easily maintained and have direct gated access to the land.
THE FARM STEADING
The steading at Barnboard is of modern and traditional construction. The traditional steading buildings have been well-maintained over the years and include a roundhouse, which does require some repair. The more modern steading is utilised for livestock housing, feed storage and general storage.
THE AGRICULTURAL LAND
The lands of Barnboard are well-known for their excellent growing and grazing qualities, with the livestock thriving to command a premium.
The farm extends in total to about 16.95 acres (6.86 hectares) to include the areas occupied by the farmhouse, steading, roads, etc. 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: 490/0018.
It is noted that Barnboard is farmed at present in conjunction with lands leased on a seasonal basis from two adjacent landlords. There may exist the opportunity for the successful purchaser to continue with this arrangement, however potential purchasers should make their own enquiries in this respect.
Comprises of two areas of woodland amounting to about 17.74 acres. These woodlands have been established to from the basis of the shoot. Also included in Lot 2 are the rights to shoot over an adjacent area, approximately 150 acres, subject to the lease being transferred to the purchaser, this lease runs until 2032.
The Barnboard shoot formed part of a Purdey award winning shoot. There are contained within the freehold woods, game release pens and the shoot would lend itself to a totally independent rough shoot or inclusion within neighbouring rights.
As well as the pheasant and partridge, there is the opportunity to shoot duck, snipe and woodcock. We are informed that there are also about 10 – 12 roe deer bagged annually. We are further informed that trout are regularly fished for in the adjacent waterway.
Further details of the lease, etc. can be obtained from the sellers solicitor.
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