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Closing Date Set For Favourably Located 140-Acre Stirlingshire Farm With Planning Consent For A New Farmhouse

Auchensalt Farm near Thornhill, Stirlingshire, is now on the market through Galbraith. The property is an attractive, compact, ring fenced farm in an accessible location with productive land and planning consent to demolish the existing farmhouse and to construct a sizeable detached replacement dwelling.

Situated in an elevated south-facing position, the farm enjoys wonderful far reaching views over the Carse of Stirling towards the Gargunnock Hills and is close to the popular village of Thornhill. From the property, the Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle can also be seen clearly.

The land extends to 140.08 acres (56.59 hectares) and is classified as Grade 3.2 throughout by the James Hutton Institute, being well-suited to grazing and fodder production.  Historically there has been a number of arable crops grown on the land in rotation.

The traditional three-bedroom farmhouse has its own garden to the front and is positioned to make the most of the lovely outlooks. Planning consent has been granted for the demolition of the farmhouse and construction of a new two-storey five-bedroom farmhouse.

Such is the interest in Auchensalt which was placed on the market on June 26th, a closing date has now been set for 12 noon on Tuesday 28th July.

Alistair Christie of Galbraith, who is handling the sale of the farm, said:

The sale of Auchensalt Farm represents an excellent opportunity for the purchaser to establish a small farming business in a wonderful scenic area. In addition to the productive land, there are a range of modern and traditional farm buildings useful for a variety of purposes. 

The farmhouse could be upgraded but there is also planning permission for the demolition of the farmhouse and the construction of a modern 5-bedroom home which would offer the purchaser significant potential to increase the value of the asset and create a bespoke family home. The views from the property are outstanding.

The property has been met with a considerable amount of interest with demand driving the decision to set a closing date. It is clear that there is significant demand for compact rural property at present.

Auchensalt is also a very private property with no on looking neighbours. The delightful seclusion along with the central, accessible location, being only a 15 minute drive from Stirling City centre and 10 minute drive from the M9/M80, the property is ideal for the rural commuter looking for a lifestyle property. Commuters preferring to use trains can easily access national services at Dunblane and Stirling with international Airports being located in Glasgow & Edinburgh.

The village of Thornhill is 1.5 miles to the east and offers facilities such as a shop, Post Office, nursery and primary school along with a pub/restaurant, with Callander only a 10 minute drive north hosting a wider range of amenities and high school.  

The farm is for sale as a whole for offers over £680,000.

There is also the option to buy the property in two lots.