Portencalzie is an excellent dairy farm extending to a total of 333 acres (134 Ha), with a modern Five Bedroom Farmhouse and an extensive range of traditional and modern buildings. The dairy system is currently based on milking 180 ...
Portencalzie is an excellent dairy farm extending to a total of 333 acres (134 Ha), with a modern Five Bedroom Farmhouse and an extensive range of traditional and modern buildings. The dairy system is currently based on milking 180 Fleckvieh cows through 3 robots installed in 2010. There is a cubicle Shed for 127 head with automatic scrapers and an adjacent straw bedded court for a further 60 head. The enterprise could be expanded by adding a further two bays and 60 cubicles to the main shed and installing a fourth robot in a vacant space next to the existing robots. New compressors were fitted in 2018 to allow for this expansion. At the end of the parlour area is a dairy shed with a 12,000 litre capacity bulk tank and the dairy office.
The milking herd currently extends to 180 dairy cows plus followers and the Management System is a combination of silage and zero grazing systems to ensure high quality milk production with an established high milk solids contract with Lactalis.
Portencalzie Farmhouse is a modern barn conversion completed in 2006 and is constructed under a slate roof of a mixture of traditional stone and block.
The Farmhouse has a garden to the front and impressive views across Loch Ryan with parking and access to the farmyard to the rear. The Farm offers a turnkey opportunity to purchase a productive Dairy Farm with opportunities for expansion.
The land is in excellent heart, much of it having been reseeded in recent years. The land is classified as being of grade 3(1). Rising from approximately sea level to 90 meters above sea level at its highest point the land is ideal for the current zero grazing and silage system with young stock grazing the fields furthest from the steading. There is water to all fields.
There is a further 17.88 ha (44.18 acres) the current occupants also seasonal rents from the neighbouring farm. This available to rent seasonally by separate negotiation.
Arranged around the Courtyard at the rear of the Farmhouse there are a number of traditional stone buildings used for general purpose agricultural storage. There are also a good range of modern buidings,
Portencalzie is located 9.5 miles north east of Stranraer. The areas climatic conditions are influenced by the Gulf Stream and therefore the fertile land is well known for both early and late grass production.
From Stranraer follow the A718 sign posted Kirkcolm. Continue through the village of Kirkcolm onto the B738 for 1.3 miles, turn right sign posted Corsewall and continue for approximately 0.5 miles turning right again signposted Lady Bay / Portencalzie. After 0.3 miles turn right signposted Lady Bay. The entrance to Portencalzie will be found on the left hand side at the end of the lane.