5 bedroom smallholding for sale

Westhill Farm, Dumfries, DG2


Property Description

Key features

  • Equestrian property
  • 42 acres (17ha)
  • 3 miles from Dumfries

Full description

An excellent residential smallholding or equestrian property which is also ideal for many business uses subject to any required consents. The holding extends to around 42 acres (17ha) and has a comfortable 5 bedroom house with surrounding views, productive grazing land with arable potential and a good range of improved and well maintained buildings with some development potential. Westhill Farm is well located on the edge of the town less than 3 miles from Dumfries town centre and handy Mabie Forest and the attractive Solway coast. EPC = E.

Guide Price:  £700,000 - The vendors may consider offers for part of the holding.

Dumfries Centre 2.5 miles, Dalbeattie 10 miles, Castle Douglas 17 miles,

Lockerbie 17.5 miles, Annan 21 miles (All distances approximate)


Westhill Farm is situated to the south west of Dumfries in Dumfries and Galloway, south west Scotland. This is a rural area on the fringes of Dumfries, a short distance from the A711 Dalbeattie Road and handy for the hills of Mabie Forest and the coast. Dumfries town centre is around 2.5 miles away and Drumsleet is accessible to the motorway at Lockerbie and Gretna.


From the A75 Dumfries bypass, take the turning at the westernmost roundabout to Cargenbridge and Dalbeattie and then right at the second roundabout towards Dalbeattie on the A711. After approx. half a mile turn right signposted to Lochfoot and the property will be seen after a short distance on your right. See enclosed location plans and for satnav use DG2 8NF.

The Farmhouse               

A detached two storey dwelling with surrounding views, oil fired central heating to radiators throughout the principal accommodation and mostly PVC double glazed windows. The accommodation has many interesting architectural features to include ornate cornices, natural timber doors with moulded architraves and bay windows.

The accommodation briefly comprises:-

Ground Floor                        

Front door to entrance vestibule having double doors to the hall with under stair cupboard and storage cupboard.

Sitting Room                         

6.1 x 4.28 having a bay window, a timber and marble fireplace (the LPG fire has not been used by the vendors and we therefore cannot state whether it functions correctly).

Living Room/Dining Room  

10.07m x 5.01m an exceptionally spacious room having been opened up from two rooms and could be converted to create an excellent kitchen/dining room with family area. There is a cast iron stove in a brick and timber surround but we understand the rear back boiler has been disconnected.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room       

2.39m x 8.06m having fitted wall and base kitchen units, a Rangemaster range, electric meter cupboard, a 1 ½ bowl coloured sink, room for a table and chairs and back door.

Kitchen Store                         

2.41m x 1.81m with cupboard and drawer unit.

Utility Room                          

2.36m x 2.58m having a single drainer stainless steel sink with cupboard under, plumbing for washing machine, central heating boiler and a back door.

Shower Room                       

2.62m x 1.90m having a corner shower cubicle, w.c. and pedestal wash hand basin.

Inner lobby leading to;


7.74m x 3.66m.

Separate W.C                         

3.3m x 1.9m.

Log Store                               

2.3m x 4.4m.


First Floor                           

An attractive pine staircase with half landing leads to the first floor landing.


3.33m x 4.07m max. off the half landing presently used as an office.


4.16m x 4.08m

Shower Room                      

2.03m x 1.80m having a corner shower cubicle, w.c, vanity unit and linen cupboard.


3.06m x 4.69m max. measured into fitted wardrobes to one wall. En-suite shower room 1.94m x 3.26m having double sinks w.c and shower cubicle. This is a “Jack and Jill” en-suite with access to the bedroom below in addition.


2.74m x 4.80m with fitted wardrobes.


4.89m x 3.82m with walk in wardrobe.


There are three principal accesses off the public highway with the first leading to the dwelling, the second leading to the rear of the dwelling and to the buildings with a third access also leading into the steading. There is a private lane to the north of the steading with accesses to the buildings and fields. The house has ample parking to the rear but also on the front driveway which leads to the garage. There is a garden area to the side with garden/potting shed 4m x 2.5m. To the front there is further garden area although presently used as a paddock for grazing. The roads around the farm yard are generally stone with some areas of concrete.

The Steading             

The steading has an excellent range of well maintained and improved buildings which are ideal for equestrian, storage, workshop or agriculture subject to any required planning consent for change of use. Many buildings have electric light and sockets and water. They have previously been used for equestrian purposes and could be readily adapted for stabling if required but equally for any workshop or storage use. These comprise with approximate internal measurements include;


13.3m x 4.3m being a brick and sheet built storage building.

General Purpose Building

20m x 14.3m with concrete floor and steel frame roof.


9.4m x 3.9m being an open fronted shed.


5.1m x 11m.

Stone Barn                            

6.1m x 9m with loft over.

Lambing Shed                      

18.4m x 5.9m and 13.9m x 11m comprising a 4 bay dutch barn with 3 bay lean to.

Secure Shed                          

17.5m x 7m of brick and sheet construction.

Walled Enclosure

60m x 39m approx.

Secure Building                    

18m x 10.5m a store/workshop/stock building.


8.3m x 11.7m with concrete floor and vehicle access doors.

Open Fronted Barn             

11.9m x 4.5m.

Storage Building                   

29.8m x 11.6m being a five bay steel portal framed building.

Stock Building                      

11.4m x 18m having access to paddocks to the rear and used as field shelter.

Unfenced Grazing Area      

There are areas that are presently used for grazing within the steading which are unfenced but do have some development potential.

The Land

The holding as a whole extends to around 42 acres (17 hectares) with enclosures shown on the sale plan and detailed in the schedule of areas. To the rear of the steading (west) there are four excellent grazing paddocks which are well fenced and easily accessible. In addition there are three useful grazing and mowing enclosures on the other side of the quiet access lane numbered 1 to 3.


The property has mains electricity and water and a private sewerage tank, with an oil fired central heating system plus a cast iron stove (back boiler on the stove has been disconnected). The house is mostly pvc double glazed with a few timber single glazed windows.


Sporting and Mineral Rights 

Insofar as they are owned by the Vendors, these are included in the sale at no additional charge.

Fixtures and Fittings   

All fitted carpets, floor coverings and light fittings are included in the sale unless otherwise specified in the particulars.

Council Tax/Rates

The farmhouse is assessed under band F for council tax purposes. There is a Rateable Value on what we assume is part of the buildings of £2,400 for Stables (not payable at present due to small business relief).

Local Authority

Dumfries & Galloway Council, English Street, Dumfries, DG1 2DE. Tel: 03033 333000.


All enquiries regarding the potential for planning consent for change of use of the buildings should be addressed to the local authority planning department.

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. All buildings will be vacant unless other arrangement agreed.

Vendors’ Solicitors

McJerrow & Stevenson, 55 High Street, Lockerbie, DG11 2JJ. Telephone: 01576 202123 for the attention of Steve Williams.


Strictly by appointment with the Sole Selling Agents Tel: (01228) 792299 or email: office@cdrural.co.uk.


Basic Payment Scheme & Designations        

The land is all registered with SGRPID but no entitlements to the Basic Payment Scheme are included within the sale. The holding is in the Lower Nithsdale NVZ and classified as LFA and Region 1. The vendors have 16 units of entitlements which are available for sale by further negotiation. The vendor will make a claim for 2019 and will retain the payment.


There will be no ingoing payable.

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. There is a pylon line crossing fields 1 and 3. We understand there is an appropriate right of way along the access lane from the public road as far as field 1.


Offers for the property as a Whole or or in part if appropriate, should be submitted in Scottish Legal Form to C&D Rural, Lakeside, Townfoot, Longtown, Carlisle, CA6 5LY.  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 Vendors 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.

The successful purchaser will be asked to provide proof of identity to the selling agents for which a photographic driving licence with a utility bill or similar showing home address would suffice.


A 10% deposit on the purchase price will be payable to the Vendors’ 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 Vendors 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.

Floor Plan                           

The floor plan for the house is provided for identification purposes only.


The farmhouse Energy Performance Certificate is available by email on request or can be downloaded from the websites we use. EPC = E

Schedule of Areas

Approximate areas taken from PROMAP;

Hectares                                        Acres



1                                          6.08                                             15.023

2                                          3.15                                               7.783

3                                          2.96                                               7.314

4 a to d                               3.29                                               8.129

5 Buildings/grazing         1.31                                               3.237

6 House/garden/paddock  0.24                                             0.593


Total                                 17.03 ha                                       42.079 ac

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
30 April 2019

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  • Dumfries (2.5 mi)
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  • Dumfries (2.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

C & D Rural, Carlisle

Lakeside, Townfoot, Longtown, Carlisle, CA6 5LY

01228 738014 Local call rate

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