Lot 1: Inkshanks Farm

Drummore, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, DG9 9HQ
£1,750,000   Guide price (£1,750,000 )

Description

Highly productive coastal dairy farm on the Rhins Peninsula

Location

Inshanks and Slockmill farms are situated in the Rhins of Galloway peninsula, the most southerly part of Scotland which is renowned for having a mild climate and one of the earliest growing seasons in the country. This part of south west Scotland is a genuinely rural area, well known for dairy and livestock farming, magnificent countryside and dramatic coastline.

The farms lie near to Drummore, a rural village with local amenities including a village shop and Post Office, three public houses, a GP surgery, nursery and primary schooling and a bowling green. Its coastal location also provides local opportunities for sailing and fishing both at Drummore and Portpatrick to the north west (19 miles).

Stranraer is the main town in west Galloway and provides a range of business services, supermarkets, shops, local community hospital, marina, leisure facilities, secondary schooling and a railway station providing services north to Ayr and Glasgow.

Ferry services to Northern Ireland (Larne and Belfast) operate from Cairnryan, only six miles north of Stranraer. In addition to the train and ferry links at Stranraer and Cairnryan, the nearest international airports are at Prestwick (about 72 miles) and Glasgow (about 102 miles).

The A75 and A77 trunk roads are accessible from Stranraer and provide easy access to livestock markets at Newton Stewart (35 miles), Castle Douglas (64 miles), Ayr (68 miles) and Carlisle (110 miles).

For outdoor enthusiasts the Mull of Galloway is also a natural base from which to explore the beautiful countryside the area has to offer. The Southern Upland Way (a 212 mile coast to coast route) runs from Portpatrick on the west coast of the Rhins peninsula, to Cockburnspath on the eastern seaboard.

Portpatrick itself is a bustling village port, immensely popular with locals and tourists alike having a range of hotels, restaurants, golf course and tourist attractions. Highlights of the calendar include the annual Lifeboat week in summer and the Folk Festival in September.

Further outdoor pursuits including mountain biking are available in the Galloway Forest Park within close proximity to Newton Stewart, which covers a vast and sparsely populated landscape stretching to the north and east and is one of only four national parks in the western world to have official Dark Sky status.

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Further Information

Inshanks
Inshanks extends to about 455 acres (184 hectares) and includes a modernised four/five bedroom farmhouse, three bedroom Dairy House, three bedroom Doran Bungalow (Mulrea) and a two bedroom cottage requiring renovation (Navrig). There is a range of predominantly modern buildings including cubicle housing for a total of 350 head and a modern dairy with 24 point Milka-Ware rotary parlour, installed in 2003, with Gascoigne clusters and automatic feeders. The majority of the land sits within Grade 4 according to the James Hutton Institute land classification maps, with the exception of an area of Grade 6 at the north of the farm which provides excellent out wintering for the beef cattle herd.

Lot 1: Inshanks Farm - Farmhouse, 3 cottages, range of farm buildings and farmland extending to 455 acres.

Lot 1: Inshanks Farm
INSHANKS FARMHOUSE
Inshanks farmhouse is believed to have originally been a hunting lodge for Logan Estate. The house is situated towards the south of the steading, within an enclosed walled garden, with a south easterly aspect over the garden and open farmland. The property is a well proportioned traditional farmhouse of stone and slate construction with generous accommodation presented over two floors as shown on the accompanying floorplans.
The front door opens into a porch with traditional tiled floor, leading to a large hallway which provides access to a formal sitting room, living room, dining room/bedroom (with en suite shower room), dining kitchen and utility room. A wooden staircase leads to the first floor landing where there are four bedrooms, a study and bathroom. The farmhouse benefits from UPVC double glazing, oil fired central heating (boiler) and a five door Aga in the kitchen.

INSHANKS DAIRY HOUSE
The Dairy House is an attached property within the steading complex to the north of the public road. The property is of traditional stone and slate construction with a brick extension which was completed in circa 1998. The ground floor accommodation extends to kitchen, study, living room, bathroom and lounge. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a WC. The property benefits from UPVC and timber framed double glazing, electric central heating and immersion water heater. There is a parking area and enclosed garden to the side of the property.

NAVRIG COTTAGE
Situated on the southern edge of the farm steading, Navrig is a brick built cottage under a slate roof, presently used as the farm office and for storage, and is in need of modernisation. The accommodation includes kitchen, living room, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

MULREA
Mulrea bungalow is off lying from Inshanks, being situated by the public road some 300 metres to the north west of the steading. The property is of Doran construction under a tiled roof and has a south westerly aspect over the surrounding open countryside. The accommodation is over one floor with kitchen, living room, three bedrooms and bathroom. The property benefits from UPVC double glazing, electric heating and immersion water heater. There is an Esse range cooker providing heating and cooking facilities in the kitchen. The property sits within an enclosed garden with a brick built single garage and traditional outbuilding.

Inshanks Farm Buildings
The farm benefits from a large range of predominantly modern farm buildings providing extensive cattle accommodation on cubicle beds (350 head). Inshanks steading provides the main base for the dairy enterprise with Slockmill providing beef accommodation.
1. Calf housing (14.7m x 8.9m)
Stone and brick building with asbestos sheet roofing. Used for housing young calves.
2. Dairy Complex (15.2m x11.7m)
Steel framed building with aluminium profile cladding and roof. Dairy (11.7m x 4.0m) with 6,500 litre bulk tank and associated workings.
Parlour (11.7m x 11.2m) with Milka-Ware rotary parlour, Gascoigne Mellotte clusters and automatic feeders.
3. Former parlour/storage shed (30.1m x 11.7m)
Brick building with asbestos sheet roofing.
4. Cubicle shed (24.8m x 20.6m)
Concrete frame with brick/stone walls and asbestos sheet roofing.
5. Cow Shed (30.0m x 6.2m)
Concrete frame with stone or brick walls, concrete floor and asbestos sheet roofing.
6. Storage Shed (30.0m x 9.8m)
Concrete frame with stone or brick walls, concrete floor and asbestos sheet roofing.
7. Store (7.3m x 5.1m)
Brick built lean-to store with asbestos sheet roofing.
8. Dairy House (see floorplan)
9. Cow Shed (31.7m x 8.2m)
Timber frame and concrete block walls, asbestos sheet roofing.
10. Cubicle Shed (31.7m x 6.4m)
Concrete frame, concrete panel walls, slats, asbestos sheet cladding and roof.
11. Covered silage pit (31.7m x 15.1m)
Concrete frame, concrete panel walls, asbestos sheet cladding and roof.
12. Covered silage pit (35.9m x 17.3m)
Concrete frame, concrete panel walls with asbestos sheet cladding and roof. Concrete floor.
13. Young stock shed (36.8m x 35.4m)
Steel portal frame, solid / slatted concrete floor, concrete block walls, aluminium vent and Yorkshire board cladding under fibre cement roof sheets. The shed benefits from two feed passages splitting the accommodation in to slatted cubicles (150 in total) and straw bedded pens (concrete floor).
14. Feed store (18.3m x 17.9m) / workshop (10.4m x 5.2m)
Steel portal frame, concrete floor, concrete panels and aluminium profile cladding, fibre cement roof. Incorporates a workshop area.
15. Coal Store / Outside W.C.
Adjacent to the farmhouse.
16. Inshanks Farmhouse (see floorplan)
17. Navrig Cottage
18. Slurry tower
Approximately 220,000 gallons capacity plus 20,000 gallons in the slatted stores and channels.
We understand that the houses and buildings at Inshanks benefit from a private water supply and split phase electricity supply.

Inshanks Farmland

Inshanks sits mainly to the north east of the public road, with an altitude ranging between 70 – 160 metres above sea level. The majority of the farm is ploughable pasture of grades 4(1) and 4(2) quality according to the James Hutton Institute land classification maps. There is an area of rough grazing to the north eastern tip of the farm which is grade 6(2) and provides ideal out wintering for beef cattle. Accessibility is good with a combination of the public road providing direct access to the northern and southern parts of the farm and internal tracks.

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Contact Property Agent

Kay Paton

Savills Dumfries Rural Agency

28 Castle Street

Dumfries

Dumfries

DG1 1DG

+44 (0) 1387 263 066

Luke French

Savills Dumfries Rural Agency

Wemyss House

8 Wemyss Place

8 Wemyss Place

EH3 6DH

+44 (0) 131 247 3720