Rigg, Gretna, DG16 5JJ
AN EXCEPTIONAL HIGHLY PRODUCTIVE DAIRY FARM SITUATED WITHIN A FERTILE AND PRODUCTIVE REGION OF DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY
Offered for Sale
Offers Over £1,880,000
Riggheads Farm is situated just north of Gretna within Dumfries & Galloway. Riggheads is a highly productive dairy farm in a fertile and productive region of the area. Dairy farms of this type do not come to the market often, with the property in walk-in condition and benefitting from the bespoke dairy unit.
The farm benefits from an exceptionally presented and modernised traditional farmhouse, modern & traditional farm buildings 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), however the land is well capable of growing a wide range of cereal and other forage crops.
A beautifully presented and extended farmhouse providing bright, spacious living accommodation, perfect for everyday family living and in walk-in condition. The dwelling provides comfortable family accommodation, over two floors.
The farm steading comprises of an extensive range of mainly modern farm buildings, which have been utilised to house the dairy herd at Riggheads. We have included within the particulars a numbered plan, which depicts the location of each of these buildings, the plan should be cross referenced with the the steading details within the particulars.
Riggheads extends in total to about 183.49 acres (74.26 Ha), including the areas occupied by the dwelling house, steading, yards, access roads, etc.
The holding features 8 specific good-sized field enclosures, which are currently all down to grass for grazing and conservation (silage), however all of the enclosures are capable and have been, in the past, utilised for growing either cereal or forage crops. The land is classified as predominantly yield class 2 & 3 of the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research (Land Capability Study), as produced by the James Hutton Institute.
The farm is renowned for its grass growing capabilities and is extremely fertile and well managed. The farm has benefitted from additional local land, which allowed this to be one of the most productive farms in the area.
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 2019 (a copy of which can be made available for inspection from the sole selling agents during normal office hours).
Riggheads benefits from 71.71 units of region 1 entitlements with an illustrative unit values of €160.66 (Euros). The property also benefits from the standard Greening rates. The sellers will use their best endeavours to complete the necessary documentation to transfer any and all established Basic Payment Entitlements.
For the avoidance of doubt any such payments already applied for prior to the completion date, will be retained by the sellers, i.e. the 2019 Basic Payment and 2019 greening payment.
The purchaser upon occupation of the subjects of sale will be required and be responsible to comply with the statutory management requirements and good agricultural and environmental conditions, as laid down within the cross-compliance documentation 2019, this obligation expires on 31st December 2019.
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