Drummore, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, DG9 9HF
A PRODUCTIVE STOCKREARING & ARABLE FARM LOCATED IN AN AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY WITH STUNNING SEA VIEWS OVER CLANYARD BAY & LUCE BAY IN DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY
Offered for Sale
Offers Over £1,250,000
Castle Clanyard is situated within Drummore in the Wingtownshire area of Dumfries & Galloway. The property occupies an elevated site and benefits from stunning sea views over Clanyard Bay & Luce Bay.
Castle Clanyard is a former dairy farm, which at present is a highly productive stockrearing & arable farm. The property benefits from a traditional farmhouse, farm cottage, modern and traditional farm buildings and about 364 acres of agricultural land. The agricultural land is down to grass for grazing and conservation (silage or hay), however the land is capable of growing a wide range of cereal and other forage crops.
Local services by way of primary schooling, village shops, hotels, restaurants, etc. are available at Portpatrick.Drummore and Sandhead Villages. The regional centre of Stranraer is located about 17 miles from Castle Clanyard and offers all the essential services, comprehensive range of leisure facilities, supermarkets, a retail park, ice rink, sports centre, a modern medical centre with secondary schooling available at Stranraer Academy.
A traditional Dumfriesshire farmhouse under a slated roof occupying an elevated site within its own garden grounds. The farmhouse benefits from stunning views over Clanyard Bay & Luce Bay and provides comfortable family accommodation
Farm Cottage (Coreholm)
A traditional built cottage in need of remedial works and complete renovation. The property is fit for habitation, but with a program of modernisation and given the stunning location, this could form the basis of a bespoke dwelling
The steading buildings are a mixture of modern and traditional construction and are mainly utilised for livestock housing and general storage. These buildings would benefit from a degree of maintenance and modernisation.
We are of the view that the traditional stone buildings could well have residential development potential given that the conversion of traditional farm buildings to residential dwellings (change of use), is consistent with Dumfries & Galloway Councils present structure and local plans. We are informed and are in possession of plans, which were drawn up some time ago, for a conversion scheme. Prospective purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries in this respect.
There are contained within the curtilage of the property, two specific areas with either permission or lapsed permission for residential dwellings. One of the plots already has foundations laid in. Should any prospective purchaser wish to explore this option, we would advise them to contact the planning department at Dumfries and Galloway Council.
Castle Clanyard extends in total to about 371.81 acres (150.47 Ha), including the areas occupied by the dwelling houses, steading, yards, access roads, coastline, etc.
The holding features 29 specific field enclosures which are currently all down to grass for grazing and conservation (silage), however we are aware that many of the enclosures are capable of growing cereal or other forage crops. The land is classified as predominantly yield classes 4 & 5 of the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research (Land Capability Study), as produced by the James Hutton Institute. The farm is self-sufficient in home grown forage and capable of any type of livestock production or cropping.
Basic Payment Entitlements
The whole of the agricultural land has been allocated payment regions 1 & 2 and is classified as LFASS. 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 2018 (a copy of which can be made available for inspection from the sole selling agents during normal office hours).
Castle Clanyard benefits from 114.99 units of region 1 entitlements with an illustrative unit values of €151.38 (Euros) and 24.34 units of region two with an illustrative unit value of €46.49 (Euros). The sellers will use their best endeavours to complete the necessary documentation to transfer any and all established Basic Payment Entitlements.
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