Sandhead, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, DG9 9LF
A HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE COASTAL STOCK REARING FARM SITUATED IN A STUNNING LOCATION WITH FAR REACHING VIEWS SEA VIEWS
Offered for Sale
Meikle Float Farm is situated west of the village of Sandhead in the Wigtownshire area of Dumfries & Galloway. Meikle Float is a highly productive stock rearing farm in an area noted for its mild climate and long grass growing seasons. This has contributed to the Rhins Peninsula being recognised as one of the most productive farming regions in Southwest Scotland.
The farm benefits from a modernised well-presented traditional farmhouse, mainly traditional farm buildings and about 345 acres of productive agricultural land which includes 137 acres of coastal clifftop grazing which is ideal for outwintering . The agricultural land is at present down to grass for grazing and conservation (silage), however some of the land is capable of growing a wide range of cereal and other forage crops.
The farm steading comprises of a range of mainly traditional farm buildings, which have been utilised in the past for dairy production. The traditional buildings have been utilised for stock housing and handling. an earth wall silage clamp and plenty of hard standing for bale storage compliment the yard. Adjacent to the buildings is a small slurry lagoon and a 14 tonne feed bin.
BASIC PAYMENT ENTITLEMENTS
The whole of the agricultural land has been allocated payment regions 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).
Meikle Float benefits from 76.4 units of region 1 entitlements with an illustrative unit values of €164.65 (Euros), 39.33 units region 2 entitlements with an illustrative unit values of €36.27(Euros) and 0.27 of a unit of region 3. The property also benefits from the standard Greening rates and where applicable LFASS. The sellers will use their best endeavours to complete the necessary documentation to transfer any and all established Basic Payment Entitlements.
Meikle Float Farm extends in total to about 348.09 acres (140.87 Ha), including the areas occupied by the farmhouse, steading, yards, access roads, cliff tops etc. The holding features 20 specific field enclosures, which are currently all down to grass for grazing and conservation (silage), however many of the enclosures are capable and have been, in the past, utilised for growing either cereal or forage crops.
The land is classified as yield class 3:2 to 5:2 of the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research (Land Capability Study), as produced by the James Hutton Institute. The land is currently run as a beef rearing unit and benefits from the LFASS payment. Around 168.35 acres are temporary grass in 15 enclosures, 29.75 acres Permanent Pasture in 4 enclosures. with about 137.01 acres of coastal hill ground (mainly Grade 5:2) which provides excellent out wintering for cattle.
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