East Barmoffity is located about six miles to the north of Castle Douglas, in an elevated position the house has outstanding views over the surrounding rich farmland to the Galloway Hills to the west, the Southern Uplands in the …
East Barmoffity is located about six miles to the north of Castle Douglas, in an elevated position the house has outstanding views over the surrounding rich farmland to the Galloway Hills to the west, the Southern Uplands in the north, Criffel to the east, to the south the fells of the Lake District. The local village of Kirkpatrick Durham has a thriving community organising regular entertainment, including Spring Fling events, and an annual summer gala. The nearby village of Springholm has a village store, village hall and a small public house. Primary schools are available in Springholm, Hardgate, Dalbeattie and Castle Douglas, with secondary schools in Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie. Castle Douglas, which is known as Dumfries & Galloway’s Food Town, has many local individual shops and businesses providing a varied selection of gifts, foods and services, supermarkets, health services, veterinary services, golf course and a livestock market.
The regional capital of Dumfries has a broader range of high street shops, supermarkets and services, as well as a major hospital, and the Crichton Campus, which is home to the southern campuses of both the University of Glasgow and the University of the West of Scotland.
The south west of Scotland is well known for its mild climate, attractive unspoilt countryside and for the diversity of its sporting and recreational pursuits. As well as walking in the nearby Galloway hills, and sailing and sea angling on the Solway, the area’s rivers and lochs provide good opportunities for both salmon, sea trout and trout fishing. There are several golf courses within a short drive and the area offers numerous opportunities for cycling along the quiet country roads as well as the more arduous mountain bike centres of the Seven Stanes, which include the nearby routes at Dalbeattie, Kirrroughtree and Mabie. Loch Ken is renowned for its water pursuits of water skiing, sailing, fishing and many others. The Galloway Activity Centre based on the Loch offers a variety of courses.
The communications to the area are good, with regular flights to London and mainland Europe from Prestwick 57 miles north, and also Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports 90 and 95 miles respectively. There is a main line railway stations in Dumfries and Lockerbie. The M74 motorway network is accessible at Gretna.
East Barmoffity is a wonderful small farm holding with a traditional farmhouse in excellent order, with a recent ground floor extension to provide a dedicated Bedroom with En-Suite. Tasteful décor and many original features lend the house an air of country elegance, and an Everhot electric range in the Kitchen adds a heart to the home. Extra cosiness is supplied by a Clearview stove in the Family area adjacent. A Utility Room keeps muddy outdoor gear separate from the main living accommodation, and 3 first floor bedrooms in addition to the ground floor bedroom ensure there is plenty of room for family and guests.
There are a range of traditional buildings suitable for conversion, subject to the usual consents. There is also a large modern building, ideal for stock handling, equestrian or general purpose use. The land has been much improved in recent years and is in good heart.
Ground Floor: Staircase Hall. Drawing Room. Bedroom 1 En-suite. Dining Room. Kitchen/Family Room. Rear Hall. Cloakroom WC. Utility Room
First Floor: 3 further Bedrooms. Bathroom
Farm Code: Location 82/493/0002
The farm is eligible to receive payments from the Basic Payment Scheme. Scheme entitlements are included with the sale. The seller has claimed the 2021 scheme year, and the purchaser will be bound to comply with any requirements of the current scheme year.
The land at East Barmoffity consists of around:
• 23 acres of Pasture.
• 2 acres of Wildlife Wetland.
• 2 acres of Loch & Pond.
• 3 acres House, Yard, Road and Buildings.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
Approached by a brick paved drive leading to the gravelled courtyard with a central shrubbery and flower beds to the sides, with access to the traditional farm buildings at the back door of the house. To the front of the house lies a further gravelled area suitable for outdoor entertaining, and a large lawn area with various shrubs, trees and spring bulbs.
Generally in good order and currently provide dry storage, workshop and garaging under slate and tiled roofs, and offer the opportunity for equestrian, small holding, storage or studio facilities. One of the buildings is a large former byre which had lapsed planning permission for conversion to holiday accommodation, currently used as a combination tack room, feed store and shelter for horses, who can exercise freely in the enclosed yard between the traditional buildings and the modern General Purpose building.
General Purpose Building
An excellent large general purpose building measuring 100’ x 60’. With concrete floor, Yorkshire boarding sides, low block walls, sliding doors to either end under a box profile roof.
Recently constructed of timber frame with box profile cladding, providing dry storage for horsebox / mowers and farm implements.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
No items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars. Some machinery suitable for running the farm is available to purchase by negotiation. In addition the sheep stock is also available to purchase with the farm, by negotiation (subject to 3rd party ingoing valuation).
By appointment with the Selling Agents.