Nether Bracco Farm is a large dairy farm extending to approximately 263.8 hectares (651.84 acres) and centred around 120 cows plus followers, with approximately 450 lambs wintered on the holding each year.
About 160 acres of land is also cut annually for silage, with the remainder of the land split between pasture and hill grazing ground. The productive pasture ground has been utilised for grazing and forage production that has undergone a strict re-seeding policy to maintain and improve the quality of the grass swards.
Situated about 1.5 miles to the east of the village of Caldercruix, North Lanarkshire and approximately 20 miles east of Glasgow, Nether Bracco is surrounded by productive pasture, fodder ground and rolling hills. Stirling Auction Marts is only 25 miles away and provides renowned outlets for finished livestock produced on the holding. Carlisle mart is less than two hours’ drive via the M74 and is an excellent outlet for dairy and breeding stock.
The farm is centred on an attractive traditional four-bedroom farmhouse providing comfortable family accommodation over two floors with the ability to expand into the former maid’s quarters. The enclosed garden is mostly laid to lawn and there is a private courtyard area to the rear of the property. The sale of the whole property also includes a detached two-bedroom cottage with private garden (also available in a separate lot).
Duncan Barrie, handling the sale for Galbraith, said:
Nether Bracco Farm presents an exciting prospect for someone looking to purchase a productive mixed dairy farm in a prime rural location in central Scotland. Alternatively, given the ability to sell the farm in lots, various aspects of the sale may appeal to a number of farmers either wishing to expand their current farming operations or to new entrants to farming looking for their first business venture.
The farm is equipped with an extensive range of modern and traditional farm buildings as well as equestrian facilities including stable blocks and outdoor and indoor riding arenas. There is also the potential to expand the sporting on the hill in the area of amenity woodland.
Nether Bracco Farm is one of several farms and parcels of land currently being brought to the open market through Galbraith with a total acreage of 2,222.3 and a combined value of over £7.5 million.
Nether Bracco Farm is for sale as a whole at offers over £1,600,000 or in three lots as follows:
• Lot 1: offers over £1,100,000 - traditional four-bedroom farmhouse, excellent range of modern and traditional farm buildings, area of amenity woodland and potential to expand sporting on the hill, excellent range of equestrian facilities including: stable blocks, outdoor and indoor riding arenas
• Lot 2: offers over £375,000 - a productive block of permanent pasture and rough grazing ground extending to approximately 132.21 hectares (326.69 acres)
• Lot 3: offers over £125,000 – detached two-bedroom cottage with private garden