Demainholm and Under Burnmouth Farms are located on the border between Dumfriesshire and the Scottish Borders, lying in a picturesque and easily accessible rural location close to the village of Newcastleton.
The picturesque landscape of the Scottish Borders and South West Scotland is well known for the quality of its field sports including game shooting and salmon and trout fishing on the Border Esk River and River Tweed. Further outdoor sporting opportunities available throughout the area include a variety of water sports, golfing, and mountain biking.
The village of Newcastleton, approximately 2.5 miles north of the farm provides a range of facilities including hotels, public houses, two cafes and a primary school. The town of Langholm lies 12 miles west of the farm and provides further local services including Primary and Secondary schooling, hotels, shops, a Post Office and petrol station.
The area is well served by the agricultural sector with a wide range of suppliers and auction marts located in Longtown (13 miles) with Harrison & Hetherington auction marts at Carlisle (23 miles) and Lockerbie (29 miles). Transport links are good in the area, the A7 and M74 provide excellent road access.
Demainholm Farmhouse is a traditional stone and slate two storey 3 bedroomed property that has been extended to provide spacious family accommodation over two floors. The property is served by oil fired central heating with an open fire in the sitting room, gas fire in the living room, and oil fired Rayburn in the kitchen. The farmhouse occupies an elevated position in the centre of the farm and offers pleasant views over its own land and beyond.
There are a range of modern and traditional buildings at Demainholm Farm and Under Burnmouth, the agricultural buildings would lend themselves to a variety of uses.
All buildings at Demainholm and Under Burnmouth Farms are in a good condition for age and use and provide useful agricultural storage and livestock housing for a unit of this size. The range of stores are no longer suitable for modern agricultural practice. However, these buildings do provide useful agricultural storage in their current state and may also provide development opportunities in the future, subject to obtaining the relevant planning permission, in particular holiday accommodation given the area is popular with tourists and visitors.
The farmland at Demainholm and Under Burnmouth forms a compact block around a centrally located farmhouse and steading complex. The land is split in 40 fields and extends to 196.66 Ha (485.98 acres) or thereby. The farm lies at an altitude of between 90m and 150m above sea level with some gently undulating land in parts. According to the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research, the land is predominantly classified as grade 4(2), which is described as land capable of producing a narrow range of crops, primarily on grassland with short arable breaks of forage crops and 5 (2) – Land capable of use as improved grassland. The farm qualifies for the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme.
The sale does not include any Basic Payment Entitlements or LFASS payments.
In addition, the property includes single bank salmon and sea trout fishing rights for a 3200 meter stretch along the Liddel Water.
Also available as part of the sale is a separate Lot comprising land at Bankhead, Canonbie at a Guide Price of £270,000 – A block of agricultural land and woodland located 2.5 miles from Demainholm and Under Burnmouth Farms and 1 mile outside Rowanburn just off the B6357, 8 miles North East of Canonbie. The Land is split into 11 fields. The land ranges in altitude from 70m to 110m above sea level with some gently undulating land in parts.
According to the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research, the land is classified as 5 (2) – Land capable of use as improved grassland. The farm qualifies for the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme.