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Auchentaggart is situated on its own just off a country road near to Mennock. The farm is situated approximately 3 miles south of the Royal Burgh of Sanquhar. Sanquhar is centrally located within the south west of Scotland, approximately 30 ...
Auchentaggart is situated on its own just off a country road near to Mennock. The farm is situated approximately 3 miles south of the Royal Burgh of Sanquhar. Sanquhar is centrally located within the south west of Scotland, approximately 30 miles from
the regional towns of Dumfries and Ayr. Sanquhar benefits from a wide variety of shops, banks, a library, pharmacy, health centre, Post Office and both primary and secondary schools. Sanquhar
also benefits from the main line rail station for the Glasgow to Carlisle route. Thornhill to the south offers shops, boutiques and other amenities. Whilst both Ayr and Dumfries have further shopping and recreational amenities.
Further education is well served by West of Scotland University Campus and Ayr College. Prestwick Airport, with a comprehensive schedule of international flights, is within 35 miles. Glasgow itself is easily accessible by rail and road via the M77 or M74 with a journey time of just over an hour.
The area is renowned for its country sports with game shooting and salmon fishing available locally. The area is well served for livestock markets, with marts at Dumfries, Ayr, Castle Douglas and Lanark.
The farmhouse is of traditional stone construction under a slate roof and has been completely refurbished in recent years with redecoration throughout, new plumbing, new kitchens and
bathrooms, and the installations of a log burning Bio-Mass boiler system. An annexe has been created within the house with interlinking doors which can be incorporated in the main house or considered as a separate self-contained dwelling.
Auchentaggart is a well-respected and well equipped stock rearing farm.
There is an excellent range of modern and traditional buildings which are situated in a group to the north of the farmhouse. The farm buildings have benefited from an ongoing programme of renovation and modernisation, including a new roof over the traditional buildings, with large sections of the yard and areas within the buildings having recently been concreted.
The current farming system is centred on a herd of approximately 60 pedigree Luing Suckler cows plus followers with around 350 ewes, but the farm has capacity for up to 70 cows with 700 ewes. The land lies between approximately 150m and 860m above sea level, and is generally sloping with a south easterly aspect. The land all lies within a ring fence and the mix of in bye pasture and productive hill grazing is ideal for summer grazing of livestock and sheep.
All of the land has benefited from regular applications of fertilisers in addition to farmyard manure and a continuous programme of fencing, drainage and reseeding work has been undertaken to provide premium quality forage and grazing ground. The fields are well laid out and of a generous size, easily accommodating modern machinery, and are readily accessible directly off an excellent network of internal farm tracks. The topography of the land and the various areas of woodland allows for the potential to expand the existing sporting dimension on the farm and create an exciting small farm shoot.