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Meikle Richorn Farm

Dalbeattie, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland, DG5 4QT

Guide Price £3,500,000


  • Lot 1: Traditional large Farmhouse & 10 Cottages currently utilised for holiday lettings arranged around a central courtyard, ranging from 2 to 5 bedrooms. About 37 Acres

  • Lot 2: 28 Acres of Field and Woodland with planning permission for six Holiday chalets overlooking the Urr Estuary.

  • Lot 3: Around 172 acres of land and modern Farm Buildings.

  • Lot 4: A pair of potential building plots located at the entrance to the property. About 1 acre. Available by negotiation.

Available as a Whole or in 3 Lots, prices below.
N.B. Lots 2,3 & 4 not to be sold prior to Lot 1.

DESCRIPTION
The farm sits in an elevated position above the Urr Estuary looking south towards the coastal …

Available as a Whole or in 3 Lots, prices below.
N.B. Lots 2,3 & 4 not to be sold prior to Lot 1.

DESCRIPTION
The farm sits in an elevated position above the Urr Estuary looking south towards the coastal village of Kippford and Solway Firth and the Lake District. The property offers a truly unique location and opportunity for the discerning buyer to create a successful diversified farming business. The property is offered as a whole or in 4 lots. The cottages were converted from the traditional farm steading between 2007 and 2011. In 2010 Planning Permission was obtained for the creation of a sympathetic development of 6 holiday chalets on land adjacent to the farm steading with stunning views of the Estuary.

Lot 1
Guide Price £2,200,000
Meikle Richorn Farm has been developed into a successful holiday business with 10 let cottages converted from the original traditional steadings. There is a large six bed farmhouse which is the family centre of operations. The farmhouse was previously subdivided and could be easily split to create an annexe or additional accommodation for a manager.

Floor plans of these can be found within the particulars.

Many of the properties enjoy far reaching views of the Urr Estuary and have an enclosed outdoor area. Each cottage benefits from its own hotub.

In addition there is a linen store to allow a swift turnover and management of the properties and a large bio-mass shed housing the 199kw bio-mass boiler which provides both heat and hot water to all of the properties.

Lot 2
Guide Price £350,000
Planning permission was granted in 2010 for the construction of six holiday chalets which are nestled in the undulating land located at the centre of the farm as marked as green in our sale plan. These chalets would all be positioned to enjoy the fantastic views of the Urr Estuary. The layout is designed to maximise the natural topography to its best advantage to make the best of the views and give each chalet is own privacy.

Access
An access track has already been constructed to commence the planning permission ref: 09/P/Z/0247 (PPA/170/2015). 3-Phase power and mains water is located at the Biomass Boiler shed adjacent to the entrance to the site.

Woodland
Also included within this lot is a small parcel of about 2 acres of woodland which could be used for amenity purposes should the chalets be developed.

Lot 3
Guide Price £750,000
Around 173 acres of land and modern farm buildings. The land ranges from Grade 3:2 – 5:2 according to the James Hutton Institute of Soil Capability for Agriculture, and is arranged in a horse shoe following the curvature of the Urr Water.

The area is known for early grass growing and mild winters due to the Gulf Stream and is well suited to stock rearing or fodder production.

There are two excellent modern farm buildings.

SITUATION
Located in a rural coastal position around three miles from Dalbeattie, and around two miles above the coastal village of Kippford. Kippford is very popular with tourists and provides two hotels, the Solway Sailing Club, Village Hall, golf course with tea room, RNLI, Holiday Park, and a pottery. The nearby town of Dalbeattie has a good range of shops, cafes, hotels, restaurants, new primary and secondary school, doctors’ surgery, solicitors, football ground and a park. The market town of Castle Douglas is known as Scotland’s Food Town and has local individual shops, schools, supermarkets, health services, veterinary services and nine hole golf course. Dumfries is the principal town in the area, and provides a wider range of schools, shops, retail outlets, and other services including a large hospital, the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary. Dumfries is home to the Crichton campuses of Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland.

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 some of the new designated cycle routes as well the Seven Stanes mountain bike routes, including Dalbeattie Forest and the Galloway Forest Park. For walking enthusiast there are many lovely walks 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 where there is a pretty beach. There are other sporting opportunities such as shooting and stalking, as well as trout and salmon fishing on the regions numerous lochs and rivers. For golf enthusiasts there is the nearby championship course at Southerness, 11 miles away, and there are several other courses nearby including Kippford, Dalbeattie, and Castle Douglas. The Solway coast is popular with sailors and Kippford and Kirkcudbright have safe moorings. In addition Kirkcudbright is the local 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 excellent links to both the north and south. The M74 motorway network is 42 miles distant, and there are regular flights to other parts of the UK, Ireland and Continental Europe from Prestwick Airport about 61 miles distant, Glasgow Airport and Edinburgh Airport 96 miles respectively.