Land At Barmeal Farm

Whithorn, Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland, DG8 8NH

Guide Price £550,000

191.84 acres

  • The land is lot 2 of Barmeal Farm and extends to 191.84 acres, currently used to graze livestock.
  • Lot 1: includes 3 bed farmhouse and traditional outbuildings offers over £400,000.
  • As a whole ther farm totals 213.75 acres offers over £950,000.

DESCRIPTIONBarmeal Farm is a 213.74 acre holding near the village of Monreith. The farm benefits from a large farmhouse, mature gardens, 198.2 acres of permanent and rough grazing and 13.81 acres of woodland. There is a 6kW wind turbine and in-field solar panels which provide electric to the farmhouse and the national grid. The LandThe land at Barmeal Farm extends to approximately 191.84 acres (77.64 ha). The land is principally classified as Grade 5.1 to 6.2 by the James Hutton Institute. It rises from approximately 50m to 75m above sea level at its highest point with the land undulating. The fields are typical of the coastal region with areas of rough grazing between fields of permanent grass. There are troughs in six of the fields nearest the farmhouse, with the fields to the north supplied by natural sources. Additionally, there is one trough serving the farm steading, another beside the field shelter, and another at Bruce’s Broch which is part of the garden. There are at least three other water points where troughs have been removed, but could be reconnected if required. The fields are enclosed with a mixture of dry stone dykes and electric fencing. The fields are mainly accessed field-tofield, or from the steading or drive. The land has been let out in recent years on summer and winter grazing agreements and has supported cattle and sheep grazing on the holding. There is scope to add modern agricultural sheds subject to the appropriate permitted development right approvals. There are small areas of woodland throughout the farm which provide shelter to grazing livestock. RenewablesLot 1 (Barmeal Smallholding) benefits from having both solar panels and a wind turbine. The Proven 6kW wind turbine is located in field 2 and the solar panels are located closer to the farmhouse in field 7. A servitude right of access will be granted across the land in Lot 2 to allow for maintenance of these. SITUATIONBarmeal Farm is situated less than two miles from Monreith, a small coastal village in the Machars area of Wigtownshire. Monreith has a nine hole golf course, St Medan, and the nearby harbour villages of Port William, the Isle of Whithorn and the Royal Borough of Whithorn have a number of local amenities. Whithorn and Port William have primary schools, village shops and GP’s surgeries. The Isle of Whithorn has a hotel, restaurant and community run St Ninian’s Hall which has a shop, function room, conference room, cinema and tearoom, where you can relax and watch both fishing boats and leisure boats sail in and out of the harbour. The nearest town is Newton Stewart which is known as the Gateway to the Galloway Hills. It has a number of primary schools, the Douglas Ewart High School, a museum, leisure centre, three supermarkets, a post office which offers all postal and banking services, a cinema, and a wide range of shops, offices, businesses, hotels and restaurants. The area is well known for outdoor pursuits and sports. Kirroughtree Visitor Centre is situated approximately 4 miles from Newton Stewart and is part of the Seven Stanes range of mountain biking trails. Fishing, shooting, golf and equestrian facilities are all readily available throughout the area. Trains to Ayr and Glasgow are available at Stranraer, about 27 miles from Barmeal Farm, and ferries to Northern Ireland sail from nearby Cairnryan. Trains also run from the regional centre of Dumfries, 67 miles to the east. Domestic and international flights are available at Prestwick Airport, 70 miles north, and Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, 103 and 137 miles respectively. Motorway links and trains are available at Lockerbie, 62 miles east, and Kilmarnock, 77 miles north.