Kirkcolm, Stranraer, DG9 0QE
AN EXCEPTIONAL HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE STOCK REARING & FEEDING FARM (FORMER DAIRY FARM) LOCATED IN AN AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY WITH SEA VIEWS
Offered for Sale
Offers Over £1,700,000
Knockneen Farm is situated about 3.5 miles northwest of Kirkcolm and about 8.5 miles north of the bustling town of Stranraer. Knockneen lies in a scenic and fertile farming region known as the North Rhins 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.
Knockneen farm benefits from a traditional extended five-bedroom farmhouse, extensive modern steading (cubicles for 415), traditional steading and about 281 acres of agricultural land. The property is situated on an elevated site, about 180ft above sea level, with far reaching views over the North Channel towards Ireland. Knockneen Farm currently operates as a highly productive cattle rearing farm, however, in the past Knockneen operated as a productive dairy unit and has potential to reinstate the dairy operations.
Local services can be found within the village of Kirkcolm, which include a general store / post office, primary school, public house and a church. The main town of Stranraer is 8 miles to the south of Cairnbowie, which offers a wide range of professional services and retail outlets. The town boasts two major supermarkets, a retail park, ice rink, sports centre and a modern medical centre. Secondary education is also located on the outskirts of Stranraer with the school having recently been refurbished. Primary school education is available within the village of Kirkcolm.
A traditional, recently extended, 1½ storey farmhouse under a tiled roof. The property occupies an elevated site within its own garden grounds within close proximity to the coast. The property provides comfortable family accommodation over two floors.
THE FARM STEADING
A feature of Knockneen is the extensive farm steading of mainly modern construction. The steading was formerly utilised as a largescale dairy operation but has now been adapted to house the beef herd. We have included within the sales particulars a numbered plan, which depicts and shows the location of each of the buildings.
The lands of Knockneen extend in total to about 286.39 acres to include the areas occupied by the farmhouse, steading, water courses, farm tracks, etc. The fields are contained within a ring fence in 26 good sized field enclosures. The agricultural land lies within a ring fence and is classified as LFASS. The land has all been allocated a region 1 status and at present is all down to grass for either grazing or mowing. The land is contained within yield classes 3 & 4 of the Land Capability Scale as produced by the James Hutton Institute and with the majority falling within yield class 3, the farm is well capable of growing a wide range of arable crops. The farm is self-sufficient in home-grown forage. Knockneen is registered with the Agricultural Food & Rural Communities, Rural Payments & Inspections Division, with a main location code of 98/861/0013.
All fields are soil tested for ph., phosphate and potash levels every two years , lime applied to keep a balance of 6.5 ph. and fertilisers , manures , slurry applied accordingly . Land has been maintained to a high standard .The farm well known in the area for its grass growing abilities.
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 2020 (a copy of which can be made available for inspection from the sole selling agents during normal office hours).
Knockneen Farm benefits from 111.68 units of region 1 entitlements with an illustrative unit values of €160.66 (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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