Ryehill Farm




Guide Price: Offers Over £525,000

61.43 acre stock farm with fishing rights on the River Nith

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For sale by Joint Agency instruction with Rettie & Co, www.rettie.co.uk

Ryehill Farm is a well-equipped amenity farm which has previously been used to supplement a larger farming enterprise. The subjects of sale provide prospective purchasers with a fantastic opportunity to own an attractive 60-acre small holding in Upper Nithsdale with a traditional four bedroomed Farmhouse, well maintained and flexible farm buildings – which could be used for a variety of uses including equestrian, and the rare opportunity to own in-hand salmon fishings.

Ryehill Farmhouse is built of stone construction with a slate roof with cast iron rainwater goods. The house is in need of some modernisation, however, has the potential to provide a fantastic family home.

There is an excellent range of modern and traditional buildings, which are situated in a group to the west of the Farmhouse. The farm buildings have benefited from an ongoing programme of maintenance and can be found in very good condition.

The land at Ryehill Farm offers good quality grazing as well as the flexibility and potential to establish an exciting small holding or equestrian property. There are two large field enclosures at Ryehill Farm that total about 46.97 acres (19.01 hectares) of permanent pasture whilst there are also four grass paddocks adjacent to the farm buildings which total about 4.49 acres (1.82 hectares). The balance of the land is comprised of about 4.84 acres of woodland (11.95 hectares), the majority of which lies to the north of the A76 where there is also a dammed pond fed by the Ryehill Cleuch.

The farmland is classified as Grade 4 and 5 and sits approximately 120m to 150m above mean sea level. The land has been well managed and is in good heart. The external fencing is in good condition and the land has recently been stocked with cattle. The internal fencing will need some attention before it can be stocked with sheep. The farmland is bordered by the A76 to the north and east and the River Nith to the south. In addition to direct field gate access from the farm buildings there is also a secondary access into the farmland, taken from the A76.

Included in the subjects of sale is the Ryehill Beat: an idyllic 1,100 metre (0.68 mile) stretch of single bank fishing on the River Nith comprising 5 pools and 2 shelf pools. Towards the southern end of the property is a charming timber fishing hut overlooking an attractively wooded pool whilst there is also an island lying in mid-stream with a smaller, secondary hut further upstream. The Nith is one of Scotland’s most productive rivers, both for salmon and sea trout, and is a particularly attractive watercourse to fish. The river rises in the uplands around New Cumnock and extends south through Dumfries and Galloway and enters the sea at Glencaple Village to the south of Dumfries. There are no major lochs or dams in the catchment so the flow is largely rain dependant and relies on the input from a series of tributaries. The salmon and sea trout season on the River Nith is 25th February to 30th November – the majority of salmon however are taken in October and November. Ryehill Catch Statistics can be made available by the selling agents.