Leswalt, Stranraer, DG9 0LQ
AN EXCEPTIONAL HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE DAIRY FARM LOCATED IN AN AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY WITHIN THE RHINS OF GALLOWAY
Offered for Sale
Challoch Farm is situated just over 3 miles distant from bustling town of Stranraer. Challoch lies in a scenic and fertile farming region known as the Rhins of Galloway Peninsular. This area of Southwest Scotland is renowned for the production of its quality livestock and early grass growing potential. The peninsular is favoured with a mild climate, given the proximity of the gulf stream to the coastline. The farm enjoys panoramic views over the open countryside towards Loch Ryan and is within close proximity to the many tranquil beaches and coastal walks around the Rhins of Galloway.
Challoch farm benefits from a traditional well-maintained five-bedroom farmhouse nestled within its own attractive private grounds along with, a dairy cottage, an extensive modern steading (cubicles for 340), traditional steading and about 350 acres of prime agricultural land. Challoch Farm currently operates as a highly productive dairy farm with a modern dairy complex and the capacity to house 350 dairy cattle plus young stock . The farm extends in total to about 362.55 acres to include the area occupied by the dwellinghouses, cottage, farm steading, access tracks, amenity woodland, etc.
Challoch Farmhouse stands within about 4.8 acres of mature garden grounds made up of lawns, amenity woodland and mature shrubs. A feature of the grounds at Challoch Farmhouse is the fabulous walled garden to the rear, predominantly laid to lawns with planted borders and mature shrubs. The property is accessed via its own tree lined driveway leading to ample parking to the front and sides of the dwelling. The original dwelling dates back to the 1500’s with a later rear extension being added in the 19th century. The property offers spacious five bedroom accommodation over three floors as depicted in the floor plan contained within these particulars.
DAIRY COTTAGE & ANNEX
The dairy cottage is a detached property set within the modern dairy yard complex to the west of the farmhouse. The property has been greatly improved within the current ownership and provides accommodation over two floors with a kitchen, sitting room, dining room, three bedrooms and a bathroom. In addition, the linked annex provides a kitchen / diner / sitting room, bedroom and bathroom. The cottage & annex provides comfortable accommodation and is ideal for any onsite farmworkers
THE FARM STEADING
A feature of Challoch is the extensive farm steading of mainly modern construction. The steading is utilised for the daily dairy operations carried out on the farm. The working farm is accessed from a separate driveway, and we have included within our sales particulars a numbered plan, which depicts and shows the location of each of the farm buildings.
The lands of Challoch extend in total to about 362.55 acres to include the areas occupied by the farmhouse, dairy cottage & annex, steading, water courses, farm tracks, etc. The fields are contained within two ring fenced blocks in 30 good sized field enclosures with good access via internal tracks and public roads. The agricultural land is classified as LFA.
BASIC PAYMENT ENTITLEMENTS
The whole of the agricultural land has been allocated payment region 1. 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).
Challoch Farm benefits from 138.49 units of region 1 entitlements with an illustrative unit values of €164.52 (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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