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Snade Mill Farm

Dunscore, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, South West Scotland, DG2 0XA

Offers Over £750,000

  • 4 bedrooms (including Ground Floor Ensuite). 1 reception room. Open Plan Kitchen Dining Area with Rayburn. Bathroom. WC.

  • Traditional steading with development potential

  • Versatile modern agricultural shed

  • Category B Listed Former Mill

  • 71.93 acres (29.11ha) of pasture

  • Tranquil location on the banks of the Cairn Water

Snade Mill Farm is set within a valley of undulating pasture. The land is currently down to grass with silage capabilities and extends to around 71.93 acres (29.11 hectares). The farmhouse is set adjacent to the traditional stone built …

Snade Mill Farm is set within a valley of undulating pasture. The land is currently down to grass with silage capabilities and extends to around 71.93 acres (29.11 hectares). The farmhouse is set adjacent to the traditional stone built steading and has been well maintained. There are a range of traditional and modern agricultural buildings, as well as the former Category B Listed Snade Mill. The property is versatile and would support both traditional agricultural use, as well as alternative uses including equestrian enterprises. Subject to the necessary consents, there is potential to convert the Former Mill and the traditional steading into further accommodation.

Snade Mill Farm is located in rural Dumfries and Galloway approximately 14 miles north east of Dumfries and 8 miles south of Thornhill. The rural property is accessed of the public road C116N from the A702, and is surrounded by undulating farmland. It is situated adjacent to the west bank of the Cairn Water, which has a foot bridge and path that leads to the hamlet of Wallaceton, located 5 miles from the village of Dunscore.

Dumfries is the regional capital and has a broad range of high street shops, supermarkets, and services. In addition, it has the principal hospital in the region, various schools and higher education facilities including campuses for both University of Glasgow and University of West of Scotland. The village of Dunscore has a community run pub, medical practice, Post Office service (run part time in the community hall), church and primary school. There is a community website available which gives more detail on all activities and facilities in Dunscore.


Snade Mill Farmhouse is a traditional stone under slate property. The accommodation over two floors comprises:

Ground Floor:
Kitchen. Dining Room. Study. Master Bedroom with En-suite. Living Room. Staircase Hall. Boiler Cupboard. WC. Outdoor Store.

First Floor:
2 further Bedrooms. Bathroom.

The garden lies to the north of the property, with a patio door leading out into the garden from the east. It comprises a central lawn with areas to the sides of shrubbery and flower beds. The garden is private and has views down towards the former mill and the Cairn Water.

Location Code: 333/0081

Snade Mill Farm extends to approximately 71.93 acres (29.11 ha) and is a ring-fenced unit lying to the east of the B729 with a road leading directly to the farmhouse and buildings. The land is classified by the James Hutton institute as principally Grade 4(1), with an area in the south west corner of Grade 4(2) and Grade 5(2). The fields around the yard are generally flat, with the fields to the west of the main road sloping towards the Cairn Water. The land rises from approximately 80m to 140m above sea level at its highest point. The fields are in good heart, with amenity woodland lining the boundary of the Cairn Water and a small 0.3 acre block of woodland to the south of the property.

Former Mill
The Snade Mill is Category B Listed and of stone construction with slate roof. Subject to the necessary consents and permissions, there is development potential. It is generally in good order for a historic building of this age and type. Some original workings remain.

Farm Buildings

Traditional Steading (L-Shaped 15m x 5m and 17m x 5m)
The traditional steading lies adjacent to the farmhouse and is generally in good order and maintained well. Comprised of stone under slate roof, the steading is white washed and features traditional wooden sliding barn doors. The steading once housed a dairy parlour and tank room.

Pole Barn (10m x 7m)
Timber framed pole barn with box profile roof.

General Purpose Shed (12m x 20m)
Modern, steel portal framed shed with fibre cement roof, concrete floor and vent air cladding. This is a versatile space, currently used for storage, but suitable for equestrian or stock use, with sliding doors on both ends.

Former Covered Silage Shed (20m x 13m)
Open ended, former covered silage pit currently used for storage. Comprises a fibre cement roof, steel portal frame with box profile cladding and concrete floor.

In addition to these buildings, there is a Dutch barn (17m x 5m) of timber pole construction clad in corrugated iron, as well as a log store (5m x 4m). There is a double garage and workshop (5m x 3m) which complete the traditional steading.