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2 bedroom farm for sale


Under Offer £575,000
94.8 ac.

Property Description

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  • 94.8 acres (38.4 hectares)

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Tenure: Freehold

A useful small residential and stockrearing farm extending to 94.82 acres (38.37 hectares) in area with a modern detached two bedroom bungalow, an adjoining 12m long by 9m wide fully enclosed portal framed workshop and a good set of livestock handling pens.

The property is situated in the attractive Nithsdale Valley and about 7 miles north of Dumfries and 7 miles south of Thornhill and is offered for sale by Private Treaty as a Whole or in Two Lots.

Lot 1 - The bungalow, workshop/store, handling pens and adjoining land extending to 63.70 acres (25.78 hectares) in area.

Lot 2 - A detached block of land at Foresthead extending to 31.12 acres (12.59 hectares)

Guide Prices: Offers over 575,000 for the Whole, i.e. Offers over 485,000 for Lot 1 and
Offers over 90,000 for Lot 2

Brandyburn Farm is situated about 1 mile to the south of the village of Auldgirth and 7 miles north of the town and regional service centre of Dumfries with the town of Thornhill lying a further 7 miles to the north. The position of the property is shown arrowed and circled on the attached Location Plan.

From the south take the A76 trunk road from Dumfries to Kilmarnock and after about 6 miles turn right into the small village of Auldgirth, travel south through the village and Brandyburn Farm is situated about 1 mile along this road on the right.

A useful residential and stockrearing farm of 94.82 acres (38.37 hectares) with a detached two bedroom bungalow, a fully enclosed portal framed store and workshop, livestock handling pens and 63.40 acres (25.66 hectares) of land adjoining the bungalow with a detached block of 31.12 acres (12.59 hectares) of grazing land situated at Foresthead, near Auldgirth. The property is offered for sale in Two Lots and as a Whole with the extent of Lot 1 shown outlined and hatched in blue on the attached small and large scale Sale Plans and the extent of Lot 2 shown outlined and hatched in red on the Sale Plan.

There is a small country primary school at Duncow which lies about 3 miles to the south east of Brandyburn Farm with secondary education at Wallace Hall Academy in Thornhill. Auldgirth has an excellent inn and a general store with post office and the nearby town of Thornhill has a good variety of services including a butcher and other specialist food shops, supermarket, pharmacy, GP surgery, cottage hospital, ironmongers, library and gift shops.

Dumfries is the regional service centre for the area and there are a larger range of shops, leisure facilities and professional services available plus a college of higher education and a general hospital.

There are a good range of outdoor activities in the area including mountain biking, riding and hill walking with a golf course at Thornhill. The River Nith provides excellent fishing for salmon and sea trout and Drumlanrig Castle is situated nearby.

Communications to the area from the north and south are good via the M6 and A74(M) motorways. The ferry link to Northern Ireland at Cairnryan is easily accessible via the A75 at Dumfries. There are mainline railway stations at Lockerbie, Dumfries and Carlisle and international airports at Prestwick, Glasgow and Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Particulars of Sale

Lot 1
The bungalow, workshop/store, handling pens and adjoining land extending to 63.70 acres (25.78 hectares) in all shown outlined and hatched in blue on the Sale Plans

The Bungalow
This is built of smooth render finished walls under a tiled roof and it has the benefit of hardwood framed double glazed windows and entrance door and oil fired central heating. It is surrounded by a pleasant garden with lawns, patio area and access drive. The accommodation comprises:

Entrance Hall
with hardwood framed entrance door and double cupboard with doors off to cloakroom, utility room, bedroom 1, kitchen and dining room.

1.40m x 1.26m - with WC, wash hand basin and radiator.

Utility Room
2.44m x 1.87m - with oil fired central heating boiler, plumbing for washing machine and electric meter cupboard.

3.34m x 3.09m - with sink unit and drainer, fitted wall and floor units with worktops over and tiled splashbacks.

14.15m x 3.22m - with built in double wardrobe and radiator.

Dining Room
4.40m x 3.44m - with glazed doors through to living room and door through to inner hall.

Living Room
5.61m x 4.42m - with aluminium framed double glazed patio doors, radiator and dummy stone fireplace with shelving.

Inner Hall
with door to shower room and bedroom 2 and large built in cupboard.

25.61m x 3.22m - with two double wardrobes and radiator.

Shower Room
2.51m x 2.17m - with walk in shower, WC, wash hand basin and radiator.

Store and 12.19m x 9.16m - internally, steel framed with box profile roof and side

Workshop cladding, concrete floor, roller shutter door, pedestrian door, electric lights and sockets and diesel tank.

Cattle Pens and Crush

The Land
The main block of land at Brandyburn extends to 63.40 acres (25.66 hectares) in area and is made up of ten fields of grassland and two small grazing paddocks. It is generally well fenced and walled with one permanent water trough between field nos 1 and 2 on the Sale Plan. The other enclosures are then served from natural sources or from temporary troughs. This land is all classified as Region 1 as assessed under the Basic Payment Scheme and it is also classified as Less Favoured Area and eligible for payments under the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme. This area of land all lies within the Nithsdale Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.

Lot 2
31.12 acres (12.59 hectares) of land shown outlined and hatched in red on the Sale Plans

The detached block of land at Foresthead extends to 31.12 acres (12.59 hectares) in area and was formerly made up of five enclosures of grassland although the internal field boundaries are no longer stockproof. The boundaries around the land are generally well fenced and walled and there is mains water to one water trough serving the land. Access to the land is directly off the private access track to the cottages at Foresthead with gateways into field nos 16 and 17. This land is made up of 16.88 acres (6.83 hectares) of Region 1 land in field nos 14, 15 and 16 and 14.24 acres (5.76 hectares) of Region 2 land in field nos 17 and 18, as assessed under the Basic Payment Scheme. It is also all classified as Less Favoured Area and eligible for support under the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme. It should be noted that there is a public right of way through field no 17 to gain access to the adjoining woodlands.

General Remarks and Information

Mains water to the bungalow and to two permanent field troughs, one serving Lot 1 and the other serving Lot 2, which are paid for on an annual trough basis. Mains electricity to the bungalow and workshop/store with foul drainage from the bungalow to a septic tank installation. A telephone with broadband connection is fitted in the bungalow. The access road to the bungalow, workshop/store and land is also shared with the farmhouse, which is being retained by the Vendor, and two barn conversions which are being converted around the original farmyard.

Sporting and Mineral Rights
Insofar as they are owned by the Vendor they are included in the sale at no additional charge.

Fixtures and Fittings
All fitted carpets and floor coverings in the bungalow are included in the sale at no additional charge but all moveable white goods are excluded from the sale apart from those mentioned in the sale particulars.


Council Tax
The bungalow is assessed under Band E for council tax purposes.

Entry and Vacant Possession
Entry and vacant possession of the property will be given upon completion of the sale at a date to be mutually agreed.

Basic Payment Scheme and Less Favoured Area Support Scheme
The Vendor has claimed on all of the land under the 2016 Basic Payment Scheme and The payments under these Schemes for the current financial year will be retained by the Vendor.

The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements held by the Vendor and claimed over the land are included in the sale and will be transferred to the purchaser upon completion of the sale for his/her use in 2017 and thereafter. This is provided that the purchaser is classified as an active farmer by SGRPID and able to hold entitlements under the Scheme.

Vendor's Solicitors
McJerrow & Stevenson (Mr. A. Stevenson dealing),
55 High Street,
DG11 2JJ
Tel: 01576 202123

Wayleaves, Servitudes and Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all reservations, servitudes, rights of way and other matters whether public or private and whether constituted in the title deeds or not.

Offers for the property as a Whole or for either of the Two Lots should be submitted in Scottish Legal Form to C&D Rural, Lakeside, Townfoot, Longtown, Carlisle, CA6 5LY. Offers may also be considered for the bungalow, workshop and a smaller area of land. Those parties wishing to be informed of a closing date for offers should notify the Selling Agents of their interest as soon as possible to ensure that they are contacted. The Vendor and the Selling Agents do however reserve the right to sell privately without imposing a closing date and do not bind themselves to accept the highest or any offer.

A 10% deposit on the purchase price will be payable to the Vendor's Solicitors on conclusion of Missives. This deposit will be non returnable in the event of the purchaser failing to complete the sale for any reason not attributable to the Vendor or their Agents.

The balance of the purchase price is payable on the date of entry and interest at 4% above the Clydesdale Bank base rate will be charged on the balance of the payment from the date of entry until paid.

Strictly by appointment with the Sole Selling Agents Tel: (01228) 792299 or email:

The Floor Plan
The floor plan is provided for identification purpose only and some measurements and room names may vary from those provided earlier in these particulars.

A summary of the Energy Performance Certificate is set out above and full details are available by email on request or can be downloaded from our websites.

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