Kirkmahoe, Dumfries, DG1 1SY
Offered for Sale
Offers Over £1,450,000
East Gallaberry Farm is a highly productive dairy farm in a fertile and productive region of the area. Modern dairy farms of this type do not come to the market often. The farm does not have a dwellinghouse, however there may be the opportunity to develop a residence on the farm, subject to the normal planning regulations. The traditional courtyard steading at West Gallaberry (category A listed), has benefitted from planning permission in the past for change of use to residential dwellings. Any interest interested party wishing to explore this opportunity should make their own enquiries with Dumfries and Galloway Council.
The farm benefits from and exceptional modern steading with a bespoke dairy unit and all the modern equipment associated with the dairy herd. The agricultural land is at present down to grass for grazing and conservation (silage) or in stubble following a cereal crop. The land is well capable of growing a wide range of cereal and other forage crops.
MODERN FARM STEADING
East Gallaberry benefits from an exceptional range of linked portal structures. It should be noted that the buildings were erected to an industrial specification, rather than a solely agricultural spec’. Prior to the dairy unit being established, plans had been entered into for a bottling plant (mineral water), there still exists lapsed planning for a number of additional boreholes.
The dairy was established circa 2015 and all equipment was new at that time. The two Lely Astronaut robotic milkers have been recently serviced by the manufacturer.
The buildings are situated in a concrete yard, with a covered area of about 2250 square meters. The sheds all benefit from ventair cladding and as stated earlier, are of industrial specification.
TRADITIONAL FARM STEADING
To the northwest of the modern steading is a redundant courtyard known as West Gallaberry. The former stone-built barns and byres are mainly under slated roofs with a traditional roundhouse to the rear. It is noted that these buildings are category A listed, however, they have benefitted from planning permission in the past (change of use), to form residential dwellings. (Planning Ref: 94/P/3/0437)
THE AGRICULTURAL LAND
The lands of East Gallaberry lie within a ring fence, split only by minor adopted public roads. The lands are in good heart, highly productive and fertile. At present all the enclosures are down to grass for grazing or mowing or stubble following a forage cereal crop. It is noted that the majority of the land is capable and has in the past, grown a variety of cereal crops. Included in the acreage within field 2 is a good-sized flighting pond, providing exceptional sporting potential.
The land extends in total to about 195.50 acres (79.12 hectares) to include the areas occupied by the, steadings, roads, waterways, etc. The fields are contained in 22 good sized field enclosures. 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 been allocated region 1 entitlements with the land is registered Agricultural Food & Rural Communities – Rural Payments & Inspections Division, with a main location code of: 306/0079. It is further noted that the subjects lie within a NVZ.
BASIC PAYMENT ENTITLEMENTS
The whole of the agricultural land has been allocated payment regions 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 2019 (a copy of which can be made available for inspection from the sole selling agents during normal office hours).
East Gallaberry benefits from 76.90 region 1 entitlements with an illustrative unit value of €160.66 (Euros) (2019 values). The sellers will use their best endeavours to complete the necessary documentation to transfer these established Basic Payment Entitlements for the avoidance of doubt any such payments already applied for (2019 scheme year), will be retained by the sellers.
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