Balmaghie Land (Lot 2)
**OFFER UNDER CONSIDERATION **
The land is classified as LFASS and has benefited from not only a basic payment, but from greening and LFASS. The land at present is all down to either grass for grazing or open mixed woodland.
BASIC PAYMENT ENTITLEMENTS
The former deer park has benefited in the past from 60.47 units of region 1 and 2.25 units of region 2 entitlement. The sellers have indicated their willingness to transfer this entitlement on a prorata basis to the successful purchasers. However, it is noted that in this event, only agriculturally active areas can attract the payment, i.e. the areas of grazing land contained within the lots, with the exception of the open grazed woodland in lot 2 are ineligible. The selling agents would be pleased to explain the basic payment system to any potential buyer.
Any payment due to Balmaghie Farming Company for the 2017 scheme year, will be retained by the sellers.
The South West of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and the diversity of sporting and recreational pursuits. There is good hill walking in the nearby Galloway Hills and cycling along designated routes as well as the Seven Stanes mountain bike trail, including Dalbeattie Forest and the Galloway Forest Park. For walking enthusiasts there are many routes in the area for all abilities including from Kippford to the village of Rockcliffe along the Jubilee Path, and coastal walks along the cliffs at Portling to Sandyhills beach. There are other sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the region's numerous lochs and rivers. For golf enthusiasts there is the nearby championship course at Southerness, and there are several other courses in the area. The Solway coast is popular with sailors and Kippford and Kirkcudbright have safe moorings. Kirkcudbright is known as the 'Artists' Town' with a number of galleries offering a range of exhibitions throughout the year.
Communications to the area are good. There are mainline railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie, providing links to both the north and south. The M74 motorway network at Lockerbie is 35 miles distant, and there are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport 52 miles north, Glasgow 100 miles and Edinburgh 110 miles.