Beattock, Moffat, Dumfriesshire, DG10 9SE
Offered for Sale
Offers Over £1,100,000
The land at Lochhouse is situated about 1½ miles southwest of the town of Moffat within Southwest Scotland. The area is distinctly rural in character with agriculture and tourism forming the backbone of the local economy.
The region is noted for its fertile and productive grassland. The land lies in a climatically favoured area which is known for its mild climate and long growing season. This has contributed to it being recognised as one of the most productive livestock rearing and dairying areas in the United Kingdom.
The subjects are within easy reach of both Beattock & Moffat with the land lying adjacent to the A701, Dumfries to Moffat road.
The Land at Lochhouse extends in total to about 381.10 acres (154.23 hectares) to include the areas occupied by the handling pens, access tracks and amenity woodland. The agricultural land is contained within a ring fence in 20 clearly defined field enclosures. At present the land is all down to grass for grazing or mowing, but it is noted that a number of the fields have, in the past, been cropped for cereals and for other forage crops. The land at Lochhouse benefits from good road frontage with a specific access point an internal hardcore roadway. At the southern end of the land there are useful modern livestock handling facilities.
The land gently rises from about 120m above sea level to 200m and is gently sloping to the north. The land is mainly classified within yield classes 4² to 5² of the Macaulay Land Capability Scale as produced by the James Hutton Institute.
Located within field number 4 is a telecoms mast, which is let on a commercial lease and provides a useful rental income.
This productive commercial block of land has been designated, for the purposes of the Basic Payment Scheme, as regions 1 & 2 with the majority falling within payment region 1. The unit has been included in a larger farming enterprise and the IACS / SAF submissions for forage hectares have led to the land benefiting from both the basic payment, greening payment and LFASS over the entire eligible subjects.
BASIC PAYMENT ENTITLEMENTS
The land at Lochhouse has benefited from a Basic Payment Entitlement, the Sellers will use their best endeavours to transfer (with land) all and any entitlements, which were utilised on this sub-holding. The Basic Payment Entitlements equate to 97.72 region 1 & 37.00 region 2 with unit values of €149.18 (Euros) & €44.18 (Euros) respectively. The land at also benefited from a greening payment in 2018 and we can confirm that an IACS / SAF was submitted prior to 15th May 2018 by the Sellers.
LESS FAVOURED AREA SUPPORT SCHEME (LFASS)
The land at Lochhouse lies within a Less Favoured Area.
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