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Gaups Mill Farm

Moniaive, Thornhill, Dumfries, DG3 4HF

Offers Over £550,000


  • An excellent small stock farm located in the Cairn Valley to the east of Moniaive.

  • IN ALL ABOUT 65.2 ACRES (26.39 Ha)

  • An example of the possible residential farm land tax payable on purchase of Gaups Mill = £8,100

An excellent small stock farm located in the Cairn Valley to the east of Moniaive. Gaups Mill cottage has been recently refurbished including double glazing throughout, new central heating system, some redecoration both internally and externally.

Moniaive, the 'Hill of …

An excellent small stock farm located in the Cairn Valley to the east of Moniaive. Gaups Mill cottage has been recently refurbished including double glazing throughout, new central heating system, some redecoration both internally and externally.

Moniaive, the 'Hill of Streams' (from the Gaelic monadh-abh), nestles in stunning countryside where the three glens of Craigdarroch, Dalwhat and Castlefairn meet. It is a bustling village with a long history and strong community spirit. It has always been popular and notable visitors over the centuries include King Robert the Bruce, King James IV, Bonnie Prince Charlie and Robert Burns.
Located in the Cairn Valley Dumfriesshire, with a bus route to both of these local centres, the village has a primary school, Doctors Surgery, Post Office and a well stocked village shop. There are also two hotels, Church, and an organic café. The village has a very active community and hosts a variety of community events throughout the year, including a Folk Festival, World Music Festival and Moniaive Gala, a community event held in the 3rd weekend in July every year.

The South West of Scotland is renowned for its mild climate and long growing season which attracts gardeners from all over the country to this part of Scotland. The area also offers boundless sporting and outdoor activities including excellent salmon and sea trout fishing on many of the local rivers as well as trout fishing on the numerous lochs in the area. The championship courses of the West Coast such as Troon and Turnberry are within driving distance on the Ayrshire coast. Loch Ken is a well known centre for sailing and other water sports. There are numerous walks in the area, including The Galloway Forest Park which is known for its beauty and tranquillity and is also recognised as Britain’s first Dark Sky Park, which provides astronomers phenomenal views of the stars. The nearby town of Castle Douglas is known as Scotland’s Food Town and has many local individual shops. To the south-west, The Artists’ Town of Kirkcudbright draws large numbers of visitors to the area throughout the year and has a wide range of galleries and exhibitions as well as events which are part of the annual Summer Festivities. Dumfries is the principal town in the area, and provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services including a hospital, the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Also in Dumfries there is the Crichton Campus providing further and higher education courses.

The mainline railway stations in both Dumfries and Lockerbie provide good links to the north and south whilst Ayr is about 41 miles to the northwest. Prestwick Airport, with its links to the rest of the UK and mainland Europe, is about 48 miles distance. Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports are 74 and 89 miles respectively and easily accessible.