Savills | Mouldyhills, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, DG14 0XH | Property for sale
530.37 Ac(214.63 Ha)
Offers over £1,900,000

MouldyhillsCanonbie, Dumfriesshire, DG14 0XH

  • Available in lots

Key features

  • About 530 acres in total
  • Well-appointed stone built period farmhouse
  • (3 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms)
  • Class 3 land lying between 65m and 95m above sea level
  • Range of modern and traditional farm buildings
  • 409 acres of ploughable pasture
  • 103 acres of permanent pasture and rough grazing
  • 10 acres of mixed woodland


About this property

  • As a whole offers over £1.9m or as separate lots at offers over £1.5m, £250,000 and £150,000, please see the below linked property listings for more details.

    Mouldyhills is a productive grassland farm situated in an attractive location close to the village of Canonbie in Dumfriesshire. It comprises a period farmhouse, a range of modern and traditional farm buildings and about 512 acres of pasture and grazing.

    The farm comprises 32 well shaped and fenced fields which include 409 acres of ploughable pasture, 94 acres of permanent pasture and 9 acres of rough grazing. In addition there are six woodlands offering shelter and amenity which extend to about 10 acres in total. The land lies between 65m and 95m above sea level and is classified as predominantly Class 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute of Soil Research.
    It is offered for sale as a whole or in up to three lots and presents an excellent opportunity for expanding farmers to add additional acres to an existing unit or operate as a satellite holding. A lifestyle purchaser might be drawn to the principal lot (Lot 1) given its readily accessible location, spacious farmhouse and ability to generate income from letting land whilst enjoying the benefits of countryside living.
    Mouldyhills currently forms part of a larger estate and is farmed in-hand. The grazing is let on a series of seasonal agreements which come to an end on 31 August 2021. Field 10 is let under the terms of a horse grazing agreement.
    The farm is offered for sale as a whole or in up to three lots as follows:

    Lot 1: Mouldyhills Farm - 398.51 acres - Offers over £1,500,000
    Lot 2: Mouldyhills West - 70.37 acres - Offers over £250,000
    Lot 3: Mouldyhills East - 61.49 - Offers over £150,000

    Lot 1 - Mouldyhills Farm
    The farmhouse is a charming red sandstone built house set over two storeys lying under a pitched slate roof. The property occupies an elevated position in a peaceful spot overlooking the farmland to the south. Whilst conveniently located at the centre of the farm, the farmhouse retains a private outlook with a separate access from the farmyard and buildings. The farmhouse offers all the practicalities needed for a farming family.
    The front door opens into a welcoming reception hallway off which are three well proportioned reception rooms and a generous breakfasting kitchen. Beyond the kitchen by the back door there is a useful utility room.
    A staircase leads up from the hall to a landing, off which there are four double bedrooms. The layout and room dimensions are as shown on the accompanying plans.
    Connected to the farmhouse there is a useful garage/workshop and close to the back door is a stable block. The stable block could be converted, subject to gaining the relevant plans and consents, into further accommodation or a home/farm office.
    Externally, there is an enclosed garden which is predominantly laid to lawn edged by mature beds and trees.

    Farm Buildings
    Adjacent to the farmhouse, at the heart of the farm, there is a useful range of farm buildings serviced by a mains water supply and three phase electricity.

    Lot 1 extends to about 398 acres in total and comprises 317 acres of ploughable pasture, 64 acres of permanent pasture, 3 acres of rough grazing and approximately 6 acres of woodland. The land is split between 23 principal fields of a good workable size and layout and is contained within a contiguous block. There is good access to the fields from internal farm tracks and gateways between fields.

    Lot 2 - Mouldyhills West
    Lot 2 comprises three ploughable fields and a woodland belt on the western boundary of Mouldyhills. In total the land at Lot 2 extends to about 70 acres and is accessed off a minor public road. All three fields are fenced for stock and benefit from a water source.

    Lot 3 - Mouldyhills East
    Lot 3 comprises five fields extending to about 61 acres in total of which about 25 acres are capable of being ploughed. It can be accessed directly off the public road to the north. All the fields are fenced for stock and benefit from a water source.

    Strictly by appointment with Savills. Given the potential hazards of a working farm, we request you take care when viewing the property, especially around the farmyard.

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Local information

  • Mouldyhills is situated in the picturesque, gently undulating countryside of Dumfriesshire in a quiet yet accessible location with both Carlisle (17 miles) and Edinburgh (80 miles) within easy reach. The area is renowned for its productive dairy and stock farms.
  • The small settlement of Canonbie is about 2.1 miles away and has a primary school, post office and pub. Langholm, known locally as the Muckle Toon, is approximately 7.2 miles to the north and has a busy high street which offers a wide array of independent shops, a supermarket, cottage hospital, professional services and secondary schooling. Carlisle (17 miles to the south) also provides a broad range of amenities and a railway station.
  • Within easy reach of Mouldyhills there are two livestock marts: one at Longtown which is approximately 8 miles away and another in Carlisle.
  • Travel connections in the area are good, with excellent access to the M74 – the main route between England and Scotland – only 8 miles to the southwest, while the international airport at Newcastle is within 65 miles of Mouldyhills.
  • Locally, there are extensive woodlands and hill ranges which make for an attractive landscape and provide a wealth of opportunities for outdoor pursuits including shooting, fishing, cycling and hill walking.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Edinburgh follow the A7 south towards Canonbie. Shortly before the Canonbie turn off at the Kirkpatrick Fleming and Annan signpost, head west on the B6357. Continue on this road for approximately 1.1 miles. The road to Mouldyhills is on the left hand side. Follow the single track drive and follow the road round to the farmhouse. From the south follow the M6/A74M to Gretna (Junction 21) signposted to Canonbie. From the motorway follow the B7076 for approximately 0.4 miles to a roundabout. Take the third exit and follow the B6357 towards Evertown. Pass through Evertown and take the first right signposted to Canonbie. Travel approximately one mile and the road to Mouldyhills is on the right hand side. Follow the single track drive and follow the road round to the farmhouse. The postcode for satellite navigation purposes is DG14 0XH.
  • EPC Rating = E