Offers over £560,000
Land for sale in Albierigg Farm, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire DG14
Sale under offer
Land for sale in Albierigg Farm, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire DG14, Offers over: £560,000. Freehold, 4 Bedrooms, 1 Reception room
Estate Agent Details:
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Estate Agent Name:
Savills - Dumfries Rural Agency
Estate Agent Phone Number:
Estate Agent Address:
28 Castle Street, Dumfries
Albierigg Farm, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire DG14
Dumfries & Galloway
Estate Agent Description
An idyllic smallholding with a period farmhouse
in an accessible rural location.
Until recently, Albierigg formed part of a larger farm, the majority of which has been sold for tree planting (which is expected to take place in autumn 2023). The remaining farmhouse, steading and land are now being offered to the market as a smallholding.
Albierigg enjoys the benefits of being in a secluded rural location with a south westerly aspect over the garden grounds which are enclosed by a small woodland ensuring shelter and amenity. The rooms throughout the property are well proportioned, providing family-sized accommodation with four bedrooms and one reception room as shown in the accompanying floorplans.
The property is accessed from a rear door which opens into a spacious cloakroom where the boiler is located. There is a small utility room with fitted units and a stainless steel sink and drainer, with space for a washing machine. A large dining kitchen has fitted floor units and a generous walk in shelved larder. The main living room has a wood burning stove, with the second reception room providing flexible accommodation as a dining room, playroom or bedroom, as required. Upstairs there are three good sized bedrooms (one with an en suite shower room) and a family bathroom.
Outbuildings and land – Located to the east of the farmhouse are a traditional range of stone buildings which could be utilised for storage or stabling and may even have potential for conversion to residential use (subject to the necessary consents). There are two steel portal framed buildings suitable for a variety of uses including housing livestock.
The land extends to approximately 19.67 acres and is predominantly laid to pasture, rough grazing and woodland. The area offered in the sale is ideal for those with equestrian interests or a desire to run a smallholding.
Local Authority – Dumfries & Galloway Council.
Services, Council Tax and Energy Performance Certificates – Albierigg Oil fired central heating F E(46)
Mineral and Timber Rights – Insofar as they are owned, the mineral and timber rights will be sold with the property.
Basic Payment Scheme – For the avoidance of doubt, the sale does not include any bps entitlements.
Viewing – Strictly by appointment with Savills .
Purchase Price – Within 7 days of the conclusion of missives a non-returnable deposit of 10% of the purchase price may be required to be paid. The balance of the purchase price will fall due for payment at the date of entry (whether entry is taken or not) with interest accruing thereon at the rate of 5% above Bank of Scotland base rate. No consignation shall be effectual in avoiding such interest.
Disputes – Should any discrepancy arise as to the boundaries or any points arise on the Remarks, Stipulations or Plan or the interpretation of any of them, the question shall be referred to the arbitration of the selling agents whose decision acting as experts, shall be final.
Plans, Areas and Schedules – These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and computed by the selling agents and the purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description of the property and any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale nor entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.
Lotting – It is intended to offer the property for sale as described, but the seller reserves the right to divide the property into further lots, or to withdraw the property, or to exclude any property shown in these particulars.
Generally – Should there be any discrepancy between these particulars, the General Remarks and Information, Stipulations and the Missives of Sale, the latter shall prevail.
Servitude Rights, Burdens, Wayleaves and Statutory Public and Other Access Rights – 1. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude and wayleave rights, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private. The property is also sold subject to the rights of public access under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The purchaser will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others.
2. The main farm access road will be sold with Albierigg but with rights of access reserved for neighbouring proprietors, including over the roadway and through the yard as shown on the sale plan (light vehicles only).
3. Please note the polytunnels shown in the photographs are not included in the sale and will be removed prior to entry.
Apportionments – The Council Tax and all other outgoings shall be apportioned between the seller and the purchaser as at the date of entry.
Albierigg is situated in a peaceful rural location between the Eskdale and Liddesdale valleys in Dumfries & Galloway, a scenic part of south west Scotland only 5 miles north east of Canonbie village and 8 miles south east of Langholm. This picturesque corner of Dumfriesshire is unspoiled, yet access to the area is excellent being close to the A7 which links Carlisle with the Scottish Borders towns of Hawick, Selkirk and Galashiels before continuing onwards to Edinburgh. The A74(M) is also only 12 miles away providing easy access into west central Scotland, with Glasgow being 94 miles distant. Carlisle train station is approximately 18 miles from the property, providing direct links to London and Glasgow/ Edinburgh via the West Coast Main Line, with journey times to London taking less than 4 hours.
The town of Langholm lies at the foot of the Ewes valley and is considered the first of the Borders towns despite actually being in Dumfriesshire. It offers a good range of local facilities, as well as both primary and secondary schools. Nursery and primary schooling are also available in Canonbie. Further afield, Carlisle has a wide range of professional services and shopping facilities. Private schooling is available near Carlisle at Austin Friars School and the preparatory school of St Mary’s is located in Melrose (50 miles), and there are also many private schools in and around Edinburgh (88 miles).
Riding has always been a focal point for the local community, with the Buccleuch and Liddesdale hunts nearby as well as the tradition of Borders common ridings. The Langholm common riding is in July and celebrates the town’s history and tradition. The ride outs involve hundreds of participants riding out of the town and along its borders.
The wider area offers a wealth of outdoor activities. The Border Esk and Tweed rivers are both within easily commutable distance, and the Teviot, Annan and Nith also offer excellent fishing in close proximity. There are many golf courses in the area, including a picturesque nine hole course at Langholm, and a championship course at the Roxburghe near Kelso (53 miles). Many local estates let out driven pheasant, partridge and grouse shooting of the highest quality.
Newcastleton Forest is nearby and home to one of the renowned ‘7 Stanes’ mountain biking centres which span the south of Scotland. The forest itself stretches to the English border where it meets the Kielder Forest and Reservoir, making it part of the largest forest in Britain. The Lake District National Park is also within easy reach offering wonderful routes for both walkers and cyclists.
From Gretna, join the A6071 heading east towards Longtown. Turn left just before Longtown to join the A7 (heading north) and drive for approximately 6 miles continuing past the junction for Canonbie, taking the next right hand turning which crosses over the River Esk. Follow this road for about 1 mile. At the T junction turn left and then take the first right at Claygate onto the B6318. After 1 mile, take the left turn off to Albierigg (next to a wooden shed with corrugated metal roof). The farm itself is about half a mile further down this road (continue straight ahead).