Lot 1 Land at Wellhead Farm

Cleghorn, Lanark, South Lanarkshire, ML11 7SW

Offers Over £125,000

31.33 acres

  • 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
  • About 12.68 Ha (31.33 Acres)

SITUATIONThe Land at Wellhead Farm is located in an accessible part of 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 including 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 blocks of productive pasture and arable land which lie south of Wellhead Farm. The land extends to about 21.48 Ha (53.08 Acres) in total and benefits from an excellent level of vehicle access via the adjacent minor public roads which lead 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 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 12.68 HA (31.33 ACRES)The land in Lot 1 extends to approximately 12.68 HA (31.33 Acres) in total and has been classified as Grade 3.2 and 4.1 by the James Hutton Institute. The land is currently all down to pasture and used for grazing and fodder purposes and is generally of a south westerly aspect rising from 212m adjacent to the railway line to 243m above sea level at its highest point to the northern boundary. The enclosures are laid out in good sized parcels, benefit from access via the adjacent public road which bounds the land to the north, and are serviced by 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, which 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 4 within Lot 2. Please note these designations in respect of the Roman Camp do not however preclude normal agricultural cultivations of the farmland. Further details are available via the Historic Environment Scotland web site: https://portal.historicenvironment.scot/ Quoting Ref: SM1138IACSAll of 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).LOCAL AUTHORITYSouth Lanarkshire CouncilMontrose House154 Montrose CrescentHamiltonML3 6LBT: 0303 123 1015SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT RURAL PAYMENTS AND INSPECTIONS DIRECTORATECadzow Court3 Wellhall RoadHamiltonML3 9BGT: 0300 244 3665F: 0300 244 8697E: SGRPID.hamilton@gov.scotMINERALSThe mineral rights are included in the sale insofar as they are owned by the Seller.TIMBERAll fallen and standing timber is included in the sale insofar as it is owned by the Seller.SPORTING RIGHTSInsofar as these rights form part of the property title they are included within the sale. FIXTURES AND FITTINGSNo other items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.INGOING VALUATIONThe purchaser(s) of the Land at Wellhead Farm shall, in addition to the purchase price, be obliged to take over and pay for at a valuation to be agreed by a mutually appointed valuer(s) with respect to the following:1. All cultivations and growing crops on a seeds, labour, lime, fertiliser, sprays and machinery basis with an increment representing the enhanced value of the establishment and age of such crops.2. All feed stuffs, hay, straw, fodder, roots, silage and farmyard manure and other produce at market value.3. All oils, fuel, fertilisers, sprays, chemicals, seeds, and sundries at cost.Note: If the amount of the valuations has not been agreed on the date fixed for completion, then the purchaser shall pay to the seller such a sum as selling agents shall certify on account at the valuation pending agreement. Should the payment not be made within seven days then the interest will become payable on outstanding monies at 8% over Bank of Scotland borrowing rate.DEPOSITA deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid within seven days of completion of Missives. Deposit will be non-refundable in the event of the purchaser failing to complete for reasons not attributable to the Seller or their Agents.POST CODEML11 7SWWHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words:Lot 1: https://what3words.com/tanked.airbase.postingsLot 2: https://what3words.com/unfocused.formal.afraidSOLICITORSMorison & Smith20 Hope StreetLanarkML11 7NGT: 01555 662488VIEWINGStrictly by appointment with the Selling Agents. POSSESSION AND ENTRYVacant possession and entry will be given on completion or such mutual time to be agreed by the Seller and the purchaser(s).ANTI MONEY LAUNDERING (AML) REGULATIONS Please note that under the 2017 AML regulations we are legally required to carry out money laundering checks against purchasers. Upon verbal acceptance of an offer, we require to identify the purchaser for Anti-Money Laundering purposes. Our service provider ‘First AML’ will contact the purchaser to gather the required identification documents. An information sheet is available from the Selling Agent on request. We are not able to enter a business relationship with a purchaser until they have been identified.Failure to provide required identification may result in an offer not being considered.HEALTH & SAFETY The property is an agricultural holding and appropriate caution should be exercised at all times during inspection particularly in reference to the farmland and water courses. THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND SERVITUDES There is an existing wayleave agreement in place with respect to the timber poles crossing Lot 1 & Lot 2. The subjects are sold together with, and subject to, all existing rights of way, servitudes, wayleaves and others whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise, and purchasers will be deemed as satisfied themselves in respect thereof.