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254.2 acres, Meikle Richorn Farm & Cottages, Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway, Lowlands
For Sale

  • Traditional Farmhouse
  • Ten Holiday Cottages
  • Successful Business
  • Planning Permission Granted for Six Chalets
  • Land Up to 254.2 Acres
  • Coastal Location
  • Breathtaking Panoramic Views

Accommodation in Brief
The Farmhouse
Entrance Hall | Drawing Room | Sitting Room | Dining Room | Kitchen | Rear Hall | Office | Ground Floor Bathroom | Utility Room | Sun Porch | Rear Porch | Six First Floor Bedrooms | Two First Floor Bathrooms

Holiday Cottage Portfolio
Angus Cottage | Badger Cottage | Hereford Cottage | Lapwing Cottage | Lintie Cottage | Shetland Cottage | Suffolk Cottage | Sweetheart Cottage | Threave Cottage | Vista Cottage | Planning Permission for Six Chalets

Outbuildings | Biomass Boiler Building | Laundry Room | Land Up to Around 254.2 Acres

The Property
Meikle Richorn Farm and Holiday Cottages offer a superb lifestyle and business opportunity in a unique country setting with excellent established custom and huge potential to develop further if required. The property occupies a stunning location overlooking the Urr Estuary and surrounded by beautiful Dumfriesshire countryside. Along with the portfolio of ten holiday cottages, the property includes up to 254.2 acres of land that wraps around the traditional steading and sweeps down to the spectacular coast of the Solway Firth. The setting is simply idyllic, in a peaceful position with picturesque surroundings, yet with easy access to local amenities. Planning permission is already in place for the development of six new chalets offering scope to further expand the business and create additional revenue. The possibilities at Meikle Richorn are hugely exciting.

The Farmhouse
The main house is a traditional granite-built farmhouse of generous proportions including three light and airy reception rooms, a gorgeous county kitchen, an office catering to the business needs and six bedrooms. Charm and character flows through the farmhouse, with high ceilings, beautiful feature fireplaces and large windows that frame the surrounding panoramas. The elevated position of the farmhouse delivers fabulous views south towards the coastal village of Kippford and the Solway Firth.

The flexible accommodation was previously subdivided and could easily be reconfigured to provide an annexe, ideal for guests or a dependent relative.

A private driveway leads to the gravelled parking area to the front of the house. The gardens are thoughtfully laid out with lawn, mature shrubs and trees, colourful flower beds and an orchard. To the south of the house is a gravelled patio that makes the most of the sun throughout the day.

Holiday Cottage Portfolio
The cluster of attractive holiday cottages has been developed from the original farm steading, retaining a host of charm and character with luxurious touches to engage visitors including private hot tubs. Internally, the properties have been finished to a high standard with styling that blends a country theme with contemporary updates.

The cottages operate as popular self-catering accommodation, benefitting from a wealth of opportunities to relax in style or explore the idyllic surrounds.

The cottages provide options for visiting parties of various size:

5 x Two Bedroom Cottages
4 x Three Bedroom Cottages
1 x Six Bedroom Cottage

Planning Permission
There is great scope to develop the holiday business even further, with planning permission in place for the construction of six new chalets to the south-west of the existing steading (Dumfries & Galloway Council planning ref: 09/P/2/0247). Each chalet has its own plot of around 0.25 acres, and the position in the heart of the farm takes advantage of the views towards the Urr Estuary.

The access track to the chalet site has already been put in place, confirming the commencement of the development.

The potential for the business to grow is yet another point of interest for investors and those seeking a lifestyle and business opportunity.

The Land
Surrounding the farmhouse and holiday cottages is a remarkable 254.2 acres of land. The land is predominantly grazing ground and is served by substantial outbuildings. There is a 100ft x 40ft cattle shed and also a 120ft x 40ft general purpose shed, along with two feed bins.

A mix of well-maintained stone walls and modern fencing divide the land and there is good access available for the movement of livestock and equipment.

The current vendors may choose to retain certain areas of land. The final land included in the sale will be determined by the vendors and agreed with the purchasers.

Local Information
Dalbeattie is a peaceful town in the Urr Valley about 15 miles from Dumfries. The town is home to a variety of independent shops and places to eat out. For a wider range of facilities, both Dumfries and Carlisle are close by offering a range of cultural and professional services along with comprehensive social, leisure and retail opportunities.

From the property there is excellent access to wonderful countryside. The Solway Firth sits to the south with Galloway Forest Park to the west along with miles of unspoiled Dumfries & Galloway coastline. The Lake District National Park is only a short drive away. For the outdoor enthusiast the surrounding area offers excellent walks and sporting opportunities. Remarkable historical sites including impressive medieval castles dot the area.

For schooling, Dalbeattie is home to a Primary School and High School, with a variety of other options available in the nearby area. Further schools are available in Dumfries and also Carlisle which are all within easy reach.

For the commuter, there are excellent road links for access to Glasgow to the north and Carlisle to the south. The property is also within easy commuting distance of many regional centres. The M6 and the A74(M) are within easy reach for onward travel north and south. There is a railway station at Dumfries with trains to Glasgow and Carlisle. Main line rail services from Carlisle provide fast and frequent services to London in the south, together with cross country services to the east.

Approximate Mileages
Dumfries Railway Station 16.7 miles | M6 Junction 45 42.8 miles | Carlisle City Centre 51.8 miles | Newcastle City Centre 107.0 miles | Glasgow City Centre 91.2 miles

Services
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage to septic tank. Bio-mass heating and hot water. The farmhouse also has an oil-fired Rayburn which acts as a secondary central heating system as required.

Ingoing Valuation
In addition to the purchase price, the purchaser will be required to pay an ingoing valuation for at a valuation to be agreed by a mutually appointed valuer(s). The ingoing valuation will be made in respect to (but not necessarily limited to) the following:

1. All growing crops and cultivations on a seeds, fertilisers, sprays, lime, labour and machinery basis with an increment representing the enhanced value of the establishment and age of such crops.
2. All 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.

Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
Any payments relating to the current scheme year will be retained by the Seller. The purchaser(s) will be responsible upon completion of the sale to comply fully with the Statutory Management requirements to maintain the farmland in Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC) as defined by the Cross Compliance rules of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS).

Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS)
The property qualifies for the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS). Any payment made in relation to the current farming year will be retained by the Seller.

Integrated Administration & Control System (IACS)
All of the land is registered for IACS purposes.

Land Management Options
There are currently no Land Management Options in place on the land.

Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way
The property is being sold subject to all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way, whether or not specified within the sales particulars.

Agents Note to Purchasers
We strive to ensure all property details are accurate, however, they are not to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact and do not constitute or form part of an offer or any contract. All measurements and floor plans have been prepared as a guide only. All services, systems and appliances listed in the details have not been tested by us and no guarantee is given to their operating ability or efficiency. Please be advised that some information may be awaiting vendor approval.

Submitting an Offer
Please note that all offers will require financial verification including mortgage agreement in principle, proof of deposit funds, proof of available cash and full chain details including selling agents and solicitors down the chain. To comply with Money Laundering Regulations we require proof of identification from all buyers before acceptance letters are sent and solicitors can be instructed.

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