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Shielingmoss Farm, Canonbie, DG14 0RP

Guide Price
Added on 29/04/2021
C & D Rural, Carlisle

Key features

  • Large traditional farmhouse with beautiful period features.
  • Range of well-maintained traditional and semi modern buildings with scope for future development.
  • Fantastic views over the Liddel Water.
  • Single bank salmon fishing of the Liddel Water.
  • Productive agricultural land extending to 97.11 acres (39.30 hectares).

Property description

Tenure: Please confirm if this is a freehold property with C & D Rural

Shielingmoss Farm, Canonbie, DG14 0RP

Closing date set for Wednesday 26th May 2021 at 12noon

We are delighted to present this unique opportunity to purchase a well-equipped attractive amenity farm within rural Dumfriesshire, with land extending to 97.11 acres (39.30 hectares) with the added benefit of fishing rights along Liddle Water.

Lot 1 Guide Price £695,000: Traditional stone and slate farmhouse, range of modern and traditional farm buildings, agricultural land extending to approximately 60.66 acres (24.55 hectares) and fishing rights along Liddle Water.

Lot 2 Guide Price £160,000: Agricultural land extending to approximately 36.45 acres (14.75 hectares).

For Sale as a Whole or in Two Separate Lots by Private Treaty

The property provides great scope and opportunities for farming or diversification in a superb location and therefore viewings are highly recommended to fully appreciate both the secluded accessible location and the accommodation on offer.


Shielingmoss Farm is situated between the settlements of Harelaw and Penton (the Scottish Boarder/ English Boarder) , benefiting from a prominent south facing position and accessed off the B6318 via its own private driveway.  The farm is situated approximately 2.6 miles northeast of the village of Canonbie, 7.8 miles from Longtown and 17 miles from the city of Carlisle. The immediate surroundings comprise of traditional livestock farms interspersed with undulating grassland. The farm benefits from the luxury of being rural whilst still having road links to surrounding agricultural amenities such as livestock markets and agricultural suppliers and good transport links, with the A7 located 3 miles away providing direct routes to the market town of Longtown and the City of Carlisle where the West Coast Mainline runs.

From J45 of the M6 turn right towards Longtown, continue for 3 miles, at the end of the road turn left onto the A7, continue for 5 miles then take a left turn signposted Canonbie along the B6357. Turn right 3 miles through the village of Canonbie, there is a sign post to Penton. The property can then be found on the left a mile along the B6318.

Lot 1 

Shielingmoss Farmhouse is a striking, traditional two storey stone and slate built family home with lots of character and charm. The accommodation is arranged over two floors and has a good balance of reception rooms and bedrooms as described briefly below:

Ground Floor: Hallway, Utility Room, Bathroom, Larder, Living Room, Dining Room, Office/4th Bedroom, Kitchen.

First Floor: Two Double Bedrooms, Box Room. Off the kitchen there are a second set of stairs to the 3rd double bedroom which is within the converted attic space.

Exterior: Extensive wrap around, beautifully maintained landscaped garden with herbaceous borders and rich with plants and shrubbery offering a rainbow of colours throughout the year. There are also two useful log stores.

The kitchen is the heart of the home, benefitting from a Stanley cooker, integrated fridge and dishwasher and fitted base and wall units. The useful utility room features a double belfast sink and fitted units. Both reception rooms are spacious and south facing, the living room has a cosy wood burning stove and there is an open fire in the dining room. Within the bathroom there is an impressive cast iron roll top bath, separate shower, w.c and sink. All the bedrooms are double and the two upstairs have breathtaking views over the river.

The well maintained and equipped buildings consist of both modern and traditional agricultural buildings which could be used for a variety of uses including equestrian. They are briefly described below as per the steading plan:

1. General Purpose Shed

Steel portal framed with timber joists, plastic coated tin clad roof , part yorkshire boarding, tin and concrete block sides and earth flooring. Water and electricity supplies.


Concrete block sides under a tin clad roof and concrete flooring.

3. Range of Traditional Stores

Stone and part slate and plastic coated tin roofing, with concrete flooring. Water and electricity supplies. Currently utilised as stables, stores and kennels, the range of stores offer an exciting opportunity for future development.

4. Store and Garage

Stone and brick construction under a galvanised steel roof with concrete flooring. Electricity supply to the store.

5.  Cattle Shed (former stables)

Part stone, yorkshire boarding and concrete block sides under a tin roof and concrete flooring. Water and electricity supplies.

6. Storage Shed

Fibre Cement sides and roof with concrete flooring.

7. Storage Shed

Fibre Cement sides and roof with concrete flooring.

8. General Purpose Building

Steel portal frame with concrete block and yorkshire boarding walls, fibre cement roof and concrete and earth flooring. Open fronted with water and electricity supplies.

The Land 

The land offers good quality grazing, extending to approximately 60.66 acres (24.55 hectares) and lies within one large block that wraps around the farm steading. The land is accessed from field to field with a network of internal tracks. Fields 1 and 7 adjoin Liddle Water.

The land is classed as Grade 3 and 4 under the Local MAFF Land Classification System. The land benefits from  mains water supply to all enclosures and lies approximately at a height of 70m to 77m above sea level. The land is registered with SGRPID, the holding number is 313/0033. The land has been well managed and in good heart. The external and internal fencing are all in a good condition.

Included in the subjects of sale is an idyllic 1.57 kilometre (0.98 mile) stretch of single bank fishing extending to 6.61 acres (2.67 hectares) on the Liddle Water. Catch records are available on request for the 2020 season of the brown trout, sea trout and salmon.

Lot 2

A block of productive land extends to approximately 36.45 acres (14.75 hectares) with access directly off the public highway.

The land is classed as Grade 4 under the Local MAFF Land Classification System. The land benefits from a mains water supply and lies at a height of 122m to 85m above sea level.

Schedule of Areas 

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Shielingmoss Farm, Canonbie, DG14 0RP


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Gretna Green Station9.3 miles
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