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Greenhillhead and Boghead Farms, Greenhill, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, DG11

Under Offer 435 ac. | £1,945,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 435 acres (176 hectares)

Key features

  • 2 x Farmhouses (3 bed)
  • 1 x Traditional Cottage
  • 2 x Farm Buildings
  • Available as a whole or in up to 9 lots
  • About 435 acres in total
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Productive farmland and residential properties located in Dumfries and Galloway


The village of Lochmaben lies less than 3 miles to the west where everyday conveniences such as a doctor's surgery, local shop and bakery are available as well as primary schooling. Lockerbie, approximately 3 miles away, offers primary and secondary schooling, a supermarket, a range of professional services and banking facilities. Dumfries, 10.5 miles to the west, is a thriving town which provides a wide range of facilities including Dumfries Royal Infirmary (new hospital is due for completion in spring 2018) and an excellent range of shops, supermarkets, sports clubs and professional services. The area is well served by agricultural suppliers and livestock markets including Lockerbie, Castle Douglas (29 miles), Carlisle (28 miles), Longtown (22 miles) and Ayr (68 miles).


Greenhillhead and Boghead Farms are situated within Dumfries and Galloway, an area renowned for its productive arable, dairy and livestock farms. The properties enjoy uninterrupted views over the surrounding undulating countryside while being easily accessible.

Communications in the area are good with railway stations at Lockerbie, Dumfries and Carlisle. There is excellent access to the M74. The nearest international airports are at Glasgow (80 miles), Prestwick (82 miles) and Edinburgh (79 miles). Ferry links to Northern Ireland operate from Cairnryan (85 miles).

South west Scotland, with its rolling landscapes and extensive woodlands, is renowned for the high quality of its game shooting, including partridge, pheasant and wild fowling, as well as salmon and trout fishing on the reputable Rivers Nith and Annan. There is also a wealth of other outdoor pursuits including sailing on the Solway Firth and golf at Lochmaben, Lockerbie and Dumfries. There is a tennis club in Lochmaben and an ice rink in Lockerbie.

The properties form part of Skairfield Estate which has been in the Jardine-Paterson family for some time. Most recently the farmland has been rented on a combination of seasonal grazing agreements and a Short Limited Duration Tenancy while the residential properties have been let out on short assured tenancies. To the east the farmland is bounded by the River Annan and to the west the land is divided by the network of roads linking the 'Royal Four Towns' of Greenhill, Heck, Hightae and Smallholm.

The farmland, extending to about 435 acres in total, is well balanced for cropping and grass production, comprising arable, silage ground, permanent pasture and rough grazing which is interspersed with woodlands providing shelter and amenity.

Greenhillhead Farmhouse is a traditional farmhouse with adjacent stone outbuildings creating an attractive central courtyard. It is accessed via a short private driveway from the main road and enjoys a southerly aspect
with views towards the River Annan and the surrounding countryside.

The farmhouse is of stone and slate construction. The accommodation is over two floors as laid out on the accompanying floor plans.

To the front of the farmhouse is an attractive garden predominantly laid to lawn while to the rear and side of the farmhouse is ample parking within the courtyard.

The steading comprises a range of traditional stone and slate buildings within the courtyard with a total foot print of 3400 sq ft, providing general storage to the farmhouse. To the east of the courtyard is a general purpose building of steel frame construction (48.5m x 27m) with concrete panels and fibrous cement cladding and roof sheets, adjoining this building is a Dutch barn (27m x 6m) of metal frame construction with block walls and corrugated iron cladding and roof sheets. This building is currently utilised by the tenant of the farmland.

Greenhillhead extends to approximately 71.9 acres and comprises arable, permanent pasture and well established woodland shelterbelts. The farmland runs from the public road to Greenhill down to the River Annan and there is an off lying 4.7 acre field to the north of the A709. Access to the field enclosures is via the public roads or directly from the farm yard and water is available to enclosures either by mains to troughs or natural supply.

The land is a mixture of class 3(2) and 4(2) according the James Hutton Institute and runs from approximately 44 metres to 55 metres above sea level. This land forms part of the SLDT.

Lot 2 comprises a single enclosure across the road from Greenhillhead Farm extending to 51.2 acres of predominantly arable land. The field is flat lying at around 43 - 44 metres above sea level and is classified by the James Hutton Institute as Class 3(2). This land forms part of the SLDT and has most recently been utilised for spring cropping.

Boghead Farmhouse is a 1.5 storey dwelling enjoying a southerly aspect towards the village of Greenhill and the neighbouring farmland. The farmhouse is of stone / brick and slate construction with accommodation over two floors as laid out on the accompanying floor plan.

Adjacent to Boghead Farmhouse are two outbuildings which provide useful storage or could be utilised for small holding livestock activity. The paddock is to the north of the buildings and extends to approximately 4 acres of grazing land with half an acre of mixed shelterbelt woodland running along the northern boundary. The paddock at Boghead is currently utilised as a caravan site.

The farmland originally belonging to Boghead is split by the main road running from Greenhill to Hightae and forms a lot with the Boghead farm buildings which are a useful range of modern framed buildings.

Situated to the south of Lot 3, the farm buildings are described as follows:

Straw Shed (23m x 9m)
Steel framed with block walls and corrugated iron cladding and roof sheets

Storage Shed (9m x 5m)
Brick built with fibrous cement roof

Slatted Shed (23m x 9m)
High level slatted shed with central feed court constructed with concrete frame, concrete block walls, space boarding and fibrous cement roof sheets.
The farmland lies to the south of the buildings and comprises both arable and grazing land extending to 130.7 acres. It is generally flat lying at around 40 metres above sea level and is bound to the east by the River Annan and is classified by the James Hutton Institute as Class 3(2). The land is generally easily accessed from the public road and water is available to enclosures either by mains to troughs or natural supply. This land forms part of the SLDT.

The remaining farmland known as Skairfield and Kirkhirst is split into four separate lots ranging in size from 16.0 acres to 79.3 acres. The land is generally flat lying with altitude ranging between 40 and 50 metres above sea level and is generally class 3 and 4 with the exception of Lot 8 which is class 4 and 5 according to the James Hutton Institute. The lots are generally accessible from the public roads and benefit from either mains water troughs or access to natural supplies. All the farmland is let under a series of seasonal grazing and cropping agreements. Field 28 is subject to a SLDT agreement. Further details on tenure are available within the field schedule.

Skedholm Cottage is an attractive traditional stone and slate cottage within the village of Greenhill. It enjoys a southerly aspect looking out over the adjacent farmland towards the River Annan. The property is entered via a vestibule leading to the long hallway which provides access to all of the accommodation within the single storey dwelling, as laid out on the accompanying floor plans.

The cottage benefits from a fully fitted kitchen with oil fired Aga, dining room, sitting room, three double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Externally, there is a gravel driveway leading to a single garage and an attractive garden laid to lawn to the rear of the property.

Acreage: 435 Acres


From the north, leave the M74 Glasgow - Carlisle motorway at junction 17, turning left signposted towards Lockerbie. At the roundabout take the third exit and head along the B7076 (signposted to Lockerbie and Dumfries). Follow this road bearing left and then turn right at the junction on to the A709 to Lochmaben. From the M6 at Carlisle continue on to the M74, leaving the motorway at junction 18 and taking the B723 to Lockerbie/Dumfries/A709. Turn right on to the B723 and then left onto the A709 towards Lochmaben. Following the A709, once over the Shillahill Bridge, the properties are accessed off the road on the left hand side signposted for Greenhill, Heck and Hightae.

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20 August 2016

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