Land At Greenhead Farm - Whole

Sanquhar, Dumfries and Galloway, DG4 6HN

Offers Over £215,000

39.51 acres

  • A useful block of mixed agricultural land extending to 39.51 acres.

** CLOSING DATE 12 NOON WEDNESDAY 14TH JUNE ** THE LANDLot 1Lot 1 is split between two fields and comprises approximately 10.40 acres (4.21 ha) silage land and 1.65 acres (0.67 hectares) of grazing land. The land is in good heart and is highly productive having recently been both artificially and organically fertilised. The land is principally classified as Grade 4 (1) by the James Hutton Institute. The land rises from approximately 140m to 155m above sea level at its highest point. Lot 1 benefits from an area of hardstanding which can be utilised for storage. Lot 2The woodland at Greenhead extends to 10.30 acres (4.17 ha) and comprises a mix of mature coniferous species with silver birch and other broadleaves present. This block of forestry is well established and provides an attractive amenity opportunity.Lot 3 Lot 3 comprises 17.15 acres (6.94 hectares) grazing land which has recently been fertilised. The land lies between 140 and 185m above sea level and provides useful grazing for ponies, sheep or cattle. The fields are bound by dry stone dykes and post and rylock fencing - many of which have been recently renewed. The seller feels the land at Greenhead Farm may be suitable for the erection of a semi-permanent structure for off grid living or similar, subject to the necessary consents. No conversations have been held with the local planning department in this regard. Access to the land is via an independent road south east of the entrance to Greenhead Farm. The land owner has a heritable and irredeemable non-exclusive servitude right of general access and egress over this access road. The purchaser of Lot 1 will own the access beyond this point, with a right of access being granted to Lot 2 and 3. SITUATIONNearby Sanquhar sits in the valley of the River Nith – one of Scotland’s well known salmon rivers. Sanquhar is a small rural town which boasts the world’s oldest post office, which has been running since 1712. The town also has the usual assortment of small shops, offices and services including a swimming pool, various pubs/hotels including the renowned Blackaddie House Hotel, a 9 hole golf course and a railway station connecting to Dumfries, Glasgow and points in between. The countryside, particularly to the east of the town is spectacular with three beautiful passes, Crawick, Mennock and Dalveen. This area is a great choice for keen road cyclists, these passes are both a challenge and a delight.Drumlanrig Castle, built in 17th Century of red sandstone, is also only 6 miles away. There you can marvel at the interior of the castle and enjoy the beautiful gardens and grounds. If you would like to try out mountain biking, Drumlanrig has a number of biking trails for all to enjoy around the Drumlanrig Estate.A broader range of shops, schools, services and local businesses are available in Thornhill and Dumfries the regional capital, which has Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary, a leisure complex, pubs, restaurants and numerous hotels. The Crichton Campus, home to the local campuses of both Glasgow University and the University of the West of Scotland can also be found in Dumfries. Local livestock markets can be found at Ayr, 31 miles west or Dumfries, 28 miles south.Communications to the area are good. The M74 motorway, connecting both north and south to the rest of the UK motorway network, is around half an hour’s drive away, with Glasgow, Edinburgh and Carlisle within easy reach. The airports at Prestwick, Glasgow and Edinburgh handle both domestic and international flights, and mainline railway stations are available in Glasgow, Dumfries, Lockerbie and Carlisle, all can be connected to from Sanquhar train station.