Land at Wellhead FarmCleghorn, Lanark, South Lanarkshire, ML11 7SW
Offers Over £395,000
- Productive block of Grade 3.2 and 4.1 arable and pasture land
- Rural yet accessible location close to amenities
- Excellent level of vehicle access via adjacent public roads
- Potential to expand environmental interests through Natural Capital Scheme
- Private position with picturesque outlook
SITUATIONThe Land at Wellhead Farm is located in an accessible part of the South Lanarkshire approximately 2 miles to the north of the settlement of Cleghorn and some 3.5 miles north east of the town of Lanark. Lanark is steeped in history and provides a wide range of retail and other business facilities. The surrounding area is well serviced with good transport links with a local train station at Lanark providing swift access to Glasgow Central Station, and a network of A-class roads providing easy access to much of Central Scotland and Edinburgh in the East. The M74 is only a 20 minute journey to the west providing direct road connections to Glasgow and the South. The area is well served by a wide variety of agricultural merchants and suppliers, and there are a number of agricultural contractors who can provide additional farming resources if required. The farm lies approximately 6 miles north of Lanark Mart and about 40 miles south of the Marts in Stirling providing a choice of outlets for store and finished livestock produced on the land. Carlisle Mart is just over an hour and a half’s drive via the M74 to the south and provides an excellent outlet for dairy and breeding stock.DESCRIPTIONThe Land at Wellhead Farm comprises two separate blocks of productive pasture and arable land which lie north east and south of Wellhead Farm. The land extends to about 38.75 Ha (95.75 Acres) in total and benefits from an excellent level of vehicle access via the adjacent minor public roads which leads directly from the A721 or the A706 public roads respectively. A continuous programme of reseeding and drainage works has ensured that the land is farmed to its maximum potential. In addition, a proportion of all existing fences have been renewed in recent years. The land was originally farmed in-hand and in conjunction with the existing farming operations at Wellhead Farm, but in more recent years the land has been let to a number of local farmers on a seasonal grazing agreement basis.METHOD OF SALEThe Land at Wellhead Farm is for sale as a whole or in 2 lots.LOT 1: LAND EXTENDING TO 21.48 HA (53.08 ACRES)The land in Lot 1 lies to the south of the farm steading at Wellhead and extends to about 21.48 Ha (53.08 Acres) in total. The land has been classified as Grade 3.2 and 4.1 by the James Hutton Institute and is currently all down to pasture and used for grazing purposes. The land is generally of a south westerly aspect rising from 211m adjacent to the railway line to 246m above sea level at its highest point to northern boundary. The enclosures are laid out in good size parcels, benefit from access via the adjacent public road which bounds the land to the north, and are serviced by mains fed water troughs. LOT 2: LAND EXTENDING TO 17.27 HA (42.67 ACRES)The land in Lot 2 lies to the north west of the farm steading at Wellhead and extends to about 17.27 Ha (42.67 Acres) in total. The land has been classified as Grade 4.1 by the James Hutton Institute and is currently down to pasture and used for grazing and fodder purposes. The land is generally of a south westerly aspect rising from 258m adjacent to the minor public road to 277m above sea level at its highest point to northern boundary. The fields are all well laid out and are of a generous size and can easily accommodate modern machinery with the enclosures having access to mains fed water troughs. HISTORIC DESIGNATIONSLocated within Lot 1 there is a former Roman Camp, dating probably to the Antonine occupation of AD 140-160, has been designated as an Ancient Monument, under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979. There is also a Roman Road crossing the south west corner of field 1. Please note these designations in respect of the Roman Camp do not however preclude normal agricultural cultivations of the farmland. Further details available via Historic Environment Scotland web site: portal.historicenvironment.scot Quoting Ref: SM1138IACSAll the farmland is registered for IACS purposes.NITRATE VULNERABLE ZONE (NVZ)The Land at Wellhead Farm is not included within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS) 2023Any payments relating to the 2023 scheme year will be retained by the Seller. If applicable, the purchaser(s) will be responsible upon occupation of the subjects of sale to comply fully with the Statutory Management requirements to maintain the farmland in Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC) as laid down under the Cross Compliance rules of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) for the remainder of the scheme year. The Seller may enter discussions with the Purchaser to transfer the right to receive Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) Entitlements in addition to the heritable property by separate negotiation. Further details are available from the Selling Agents.LESS-FAVOURED AREA SUPPORT SCHEME (LFASS) All of the land has been designated as being within a Less-Favoured Area (LFA).