West Trailtrow Farm is an excellent dairy farm extending to approximately 79.59 Ha (196.67 Acres) located in a rural location just to the south west of Lockerbie in Dumfries & Galloway. The farm has an attractive one and a …
West Trailtrow Farm is an excellent dairy farm extending to approximately 79.59 Ha (196.67 Acres) located in a rural location just to the south west of Lockerbie in Dumfries & Galloway. The farm has an attractive one and a half storey traditional sandstone-built farmhouse which is located adjacent to steading with a private enclosed south facing garden which includes several mature shrubs providing shelter and amenity. There is two further detached cottages located to the south on the other side of the public road away from the farm steading. The holding benefits from an excellent range of modern and traditional farm buildings situated adjacent to the farmhouse. The property enjoys superb panoramic views to the Solway Firth towards the Lake District.
The farmland is situated in 3 blocks divided by the minor public road and access is given to all of the fields from a network of farm tracks or direct from the public road. With reference to the James Hutton Institute Soil Capability Maps for Agriculture the land is predominantly Grade 3:1 and 3:2 with some 4:2. The land is in Cummertrees Parish, an area renowned for early grassland production.
METHOD OF SALE
West Trailtrow is offered for sale as whole or in three lots.
The towns of Lockerbie and Dumfries are both within about 12 miles of the property. Lockerbie is ideally located for commuting north and south, situated only a short distance from the M74 motorway link, with excellent rail links also to the North and South. The town provides a range of individual shops, supermarkets, primary school as well as Lockerbie Academy, small hotels, mainline train station, and health services.
Dumfries is the principal town and administrative centre for the district offering a wide variety of facilities. It has a range of services, shops, supermarkets, retail outlets and farm shops and the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. The City of Carlisle provides a wide range of excellent retail services and other amenities.
The area provides a vast range of opportunities for the outdoor sporting enthusiast with the ability to take shooting locally, a variety of fishing on the Rivers Nith, Annan or Border Esk, sailing on Castle Loch at Lochmaben with Annandale Sailing Club, and wild fowling on the Solway Firth. For golfing enthusiasts local golf courses include Lockerbie Golf Club situated in an elevated setting with stunning views over Annandale Valley ( the original nine holes designed by the legendary James Braid and later extended), Powfoot, known as one of golfs best kept secrets, Lochmaben, Dumfries and Southerness on the Solway Coast. Lockerbie Ice Rink is a leading centre for curling in Scotland.
There are railway stations in Lockerbie with links to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester (including the airport) and London, and in Dumfries servicing the west coast mainline including Glasgow. Carlisle station is about 25 miles south, and offers West Coast Mainline services to London in 3.5 hours. Prestwick Airport is 74 miles distant whilst Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports are each around 85 miles equidistant. Cairnryan in the west of Dumfries and Galloway has a ferry terminal to Northern Ireland and Belfast.
Agriculturally the surrounding area of Dumfries and Galloway provides an accessible location with a combination of productive pasture and arable ground with rolling hills in the distance. The area is well served by a wide variety of merchants and suppliers, and there are a number of agricultural contactors who can provide additional farming resources as required. The farm lies approximately 12 miles from Dumfries Auction market and within 25 miles of Carlisle Auction Mart providing an excellent outlet for dairy and breeding stock.
West Trailtrow Farm was previously sold in 2002 after which the dairy was added. The farm is capable of stocking a dairy herd of 190 cows and followers.