Gelston, Castle Douglas, DG7 1SU
Offered for Sale
Offers Over £900,000
Sheillahill Farm is located about 7 miles Southwest of the market town of Castle Douglas and about 4 miles East of Kirkcudbright in Dumfries & Galloway.
Sheillahill is a much improved livestock farm situated in a picturesque and highly productive area of Southwest Scotland. The farm extends in total to about 194.54 acres (78.73 Ha) of which about 189.62 acres (76.74 Ha) is registered for SAF purposes and qualifying for the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme Payments. The present owners have carried out extensive fencing and drainage works and have created a small sporting shoot with biodiversity in mind. The farm is self-sufficient in home grown forage with about 85 acres capable of being mown for silage. Included in the area is about 51 acres of semi-mature commercial woodland.
As well as a three bedroomed farmhouse and three bedroomed cottage, the property benefits from a traditional & modern steading with the vernacular traditional buildings having lapsed planning permission for conversion to holiday lets.
Given the diversity of the property, Sheillahill has the potential to be utilised for a variety of commercial based activities to include, agriculture, equestrian or sporting pursuits.
THE FARM STEADING
The steading at Sheillahill is of modern and traditional construction. The traditional steading buildings have been well-maintained over the years. The more modern steading is utilised for livestock housing, feed storage and general storage.
THE AGRICULTURAL LAND
The land extends in total to about 194.54 acres (78.73 Ha) to include the areas occupied by the houses, steading, farm roads, woods, flighting ponds, etc.
Of the total area about 190.09 acres (78.73 Ha) is registered for IACS/SAF purposes. Included in the total are about 51.5 acres of semi-mature woodlands and four duck flighting ponds. The land is well serviced by a farm track and road frontage to the B727. A large proportion of the land has been re-seeded and the present owners have carried out extensive fencing and drainage works. The farm is self sufficient in home grown forage with about 85 acres capable of being mown for silage or hay.
The agricultural land lies mainly within Classes 4 & 5 of the Macaulay Scale. Land in this Yield Class is suited to rotations which, although primarily based on grassland, include forage crops and cereal for stock feed.
BASIC PAYMENT ENTITLEMENTS
The whole of the agricultural land has been allocated payment regions 1 & 2. 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 2018 (a copy of which can be made available for inspection from the sole selling agents during normal office hours).
Sheillahill benefits from 45.08 units of region 1 entitlements and 3.04 units of region 2 with an illustrative unit values of €198.67 (Euros) & €99.02 (Euros) respectively (2018 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 (2018 scheme year), will be retained by the sellers.
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