Holywood, Dumfries, DG2 0SD
Offered for Sale
Offers Over £1,700,000
Sunnyhill Farm is conveniently located within Holywood Parish, Dumfries and Galloway. The property is close to all major arterial links and is well served with nearby agricultural merchants and livestock markets.
Sunnyhill is a highly productive residential stock rearing & arable farm with a substantial period dwelling house and adjoining annex occupying an elevated site with views over open countryside. Sunnyhill Farmhouse is of traditional construction, with the adjacent self-contained annex currently being utilised as a holiday let and providing a useful additional income stream.
The farm benefits from both a traditional and modern farm steading with some of the traditional buildings having development potential. The farm is renowned for its beef cattle and pedigree Suffolk sheep. The entire subjects are capable of growing a wide range of cereal or root crops. Sunnyhill is regarded by many as one of the best farms in the area.
Sunnyhill farmhouse is a substantial period two storey Dumfriesshire farmhouse under a slated roof with a dedicated access drive. The property benefits from its own garden grounds and a sandstone outbuilding.
The annex at Sunnyhill is situated to the side and rear of the property and is currently utilised for holiday accommodation and we are informed that it benefits from 36 weeks occupancy throughout the year.
THE FARM STEADING
Sunnyhill benefits both traditional and modern farm buildings. The buildings have been utilised overwinter the beef herd and store forage. Included within the sales particulars is a numbered map of the farm buildings, which can be referred to along with the description of the steading.
The lands of Sunnyhill lie within a ring fence. The lands are in good heart, highly productive and fertile. At present all the enclosures are down to grass for grazing or mowing or other forage crops and cereal crops. It is noted that the majority of the land is capable and has in the past, grown a variety of cereal crops.
The land extends in total to about 277.44 acres (112.40 hectares) to include the areas occupied by the farmhouse, steading, roads, etc. The fields are contained in 23 good sized field enclosures. The agricultural land is classified as being mainly within yield classes 3 & 4 of the Macaulay Scale, as produced by the James Hutton Institute. The land has been allocated mainly region 1 entitlements with the exception of 0.21 hectares of region 2. The land is classified as LFASS and is registered with the Agricultural Food & Rural Communities – Rural Payments & Inspections Division, with a main location code of: 305/0023.
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 2019 (a copy of which can be made available for inspection from the sole selling agents during normal office hours).
Sunnyhill benefits from 110.74 region ‘1’ & 0.21 region ‘2’ entitlements with an illustrative unit values of €160.66 (Euros) & €34.35 (Euros) respectively (2019 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 (2019 scheme year), will be retained by the sellers.
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