Holmhead Farm

Mouswald, Dumfries



Guide Price: £1,300,000

Closing date set for receipt of formal Scottish offers no later than 12.00 noon 25th October 2017. A productive former dairy farm with two residential properties and extending to 210.73 acres

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Closing date set for receipt of formal Scottish offers no later than 12.00 noon 25th October 2017.

Holmhead Farm is located within Dumfries and Galloway in the south west of Scotland, lying in an attractive and easily accessible rural location close to the village of Mouswald. The area is renowned for its productive arable, dairy and livestock farms. The picturesque landscape of south west Scotland is well known for the quality of its field sports including game shooting and salmon and trout fishing on the Rivers Nith and Annan. Further outdoor sporting opportunities available throughout the area include sailing, golfing, and mountain biking. The thriving town of Dumfries lies less than 8 miles north west of the farm and provides a wide range of facilities including Dumfries Royal Infirmary, a range of shops, supermarkets, leisure clubs, professional services, a train station with routes north and south, and both primary and secondary schooling. Annan, approximately 10 miles east of the property offers further facilities and services including schools and sports facilities. The area is well served by the agricultural sector with a wide range of suppliers and auction marts including Harrison & Hetherington marts at Lockerbie (10 miles) and Carlisle (30 miles). Transport links are good in the area with railway stations in Dumfries, Annan, and Carlisle. The A75 and M74 provide excellent road access whether you are travelling for the ferry at Cairnryan (82 miles) or to Prestwick International Airport (70 miles). Glasgow (80 miles) can be reached in just over an hour and half, dependant on traffic with Edinburgh (83 miles) taking approximately 2 hours by car.

Holmhead Farmhouse is a traditional 3 bedroom property that has been extended to provide spacious family accommodation over two floors. The farmhouse benefits from an 80Kw log biomass boiler system that provides heating and hot water to the farmhouse as well for use within the farm business. Open fires located in the dining room and sitting room together with a 13 Amp AGA in the kitchen are attractive features which provide additional heating. The farmhouse occupies a central position in the centre of the farm and offers pleasant views over its own land and beyond. The attractive gardens are very well maintained and benefit from a raised patio area that can be accessed from the sitting room and kitchen making it ideal for entertaining and alfresco dining. A courtyard area on the south side of the property provides parking for a number of vehicles.

Holmhead Cottage is located approximately 80 metres north of the farmhouse and steading and is accessed from the main farm road. This attractive 2 bedroom bungalow with garden ground, detached garage, and driveway provides additional accommodation for a farm worker or may be let out to provide an additional income. The property benefits from oil fired central heating and double glazing throughout. An open fire in the living room provides additional space heating.

There are a range of modern and traditional buildings at Holmhead Farm, a majority of which have  water and a three phase electricity supply. The agricultural buildings would lend themselves to a variety of uses including conversion back to a dairy unit if required.

The farmland forms a compact block around a centrally located farmhouse and steading complex. The IACS registered land is split in 18 fields and extends to 85.28Ha (210.73 acres) or thereby. The farm is served by a central concrete access road that allows for easy access. The farm lies at an altitude of between 10m–30m above sea level and is relatively flat lying with some gently undulating land in parts. According to the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research, the land is predominantly classified as grade 3(2), with an area to the south west made up of smaller areas of grade 3(1), 5(1) and 5(3) land. For the exception of Fields 17 and 18 the farm qualifies for the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme.

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