Gallhills Farm, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, DG14 0XZ | Property for sale | Savills
131.24 Ac(53.11 Ha)
Offers over £825,000(€940,674)

Gallhills FarmCanonbie, Dumfriesshire, DG14 0XZ

  • Sale Agreed
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Farmhouse (3 bedrooms, 1 reception room)
  • Traditional courtyard steading
  • Livestock shed
  • About 131 acres (53 hectares) in total
  • Annan 10 miles
  • Lockerbie 14 miles

A compact amenity and grassland farm with an outstanding outlook towards the Solway Coast

About this property

  • Gallhills Farm originally comprised part of the Springkell Estate and features a charming sandstone farmhouse typical of the estate style, with an adjoining range of traditional outbuildings. It is a compact livestock holding situated at about 135 metres above sea level, with outstanding views across the surrounding countryside and towards the Solway Firth. Gallhills is a versatile property which will appeal equally to the farming, equestrian and lifestyle markets.

    Farmhouse and Steading - Gallhills Farmhouse sits centrally within the land holding and is attached to a range of traditional outbuildings formed around a central courtyard which is utilised for parking. Dating from 1897, the farmhouse has a pleasant sandstone facade with a date stone set above the front door, and benefits from a south eastern aspect with unrivalled view across the surrounding countryside towards the Solway Firth. The accommodation is presented over two floors, and would benefit from modernisation. A doorway from the courtyard opens into a small hall off which the kitchen, shower room and living room are located. A second hallway (also accessed via the front door) accesses the downstairs bedroom and stairwell. Upstairs there are two further bedrooms. Whilst of a modest size (approximately 114 sq m floor area), the footprint of the house could be extended into the range of traditional buildings adjoining to increase the accommodation, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
    The traditional steading is useful for garaging, storage and stabling, whilst a more modern portal framed building (25m x 14.6m) providing straw bedded courts with a central feed passage is slightly off lying from the courtyard.

    Farmland - Gallhills comprises a good quality grassland holding sitting within a ring fenced block accessible via a private track leading from the public road on the north eastern boundary. All fields can be accessed internally. The land extends to approximately 131.24 acres (53.11 hectares) and is almost entirely Class 4 according to the James Hutton Institute Land Capability for Agriculture map and has traditionally been used or grazing and mowing purposes. A high voltage power line crosses the holding, with two towers located on the land. A high pressure gas pipeline and a Scottish Water main also pass through the farm. The land is registered for Basic Payment but no entitlements are held by the sellers.

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Local information

  • Gallhills is situated in rural Dumfriesshire, near to the village of Eaglesfield where there is a local village shop, pub, bowling green and primary school. The farm is also conveniently located for the larger towns of Annan (10 miles) and Lockerbie (14 miles) both of which provide a good range of amenities including secondary schooling. Lockerbie is a market town with a reasonable range of supermarkets, independent shops, banking and professional services as well as hotels, restaurants, a golf course and a train station on the West Coast Mainline.
  • Dumfries (30 miles) is the region's largest town with a broader range of facilities including a hospital and university campus.
  • This area of the region sits within close proximity to the English border, with Carlisle being only 19 miles away and providing all the services to be expected of a city and also home to the independent day school, Austin Friars.
  • Communication links in the area are excellent with railway stations in Annan, Lockerbie and Carlisle. The M74, linking the north and south by road, lies about 6 miles to the south. The nearest international airports are at Newcastle (72 miles) and Glasgow (about 90 miles). Cairnryan lies about 102 miles to the west and is the main ferry terminal for Northern Ireland with services to both Larne and Belfast.
  • Dumfriesshire is a genuinely rural area of Scotland well known for dairy and livestock farming, as well as unspoilt countryside and the backdrop of the Solway Coast. The rolling landscape, extensive woodland and unspoilt coastline provide many opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Country sports in the area include fishing on the nearby rivers Annan and Nith, as well as pheasant and partridge shooting on surrounding estates. The quiet country roads are popular with walkers and cyclists, and there is golf on local courses at Lochmaben, Powfoot, Lockerbie and Dumfries. There are livestock markets at Dumfries, Lockerbie and Carlisle.

Additional information

  • Viewing - 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.
  • Directions: From Lockerbie, join the A74(M) heading southbound towards Carlisle. Exit at Junction 20 and turn left at the roundabout following the B7076 towards Eaglesfield village. Continue through the village and follow the road as it curves right past the entrance to Springkell and crosses a bridge. After the houses on the left, take the following left hand turning signposted Gair. After approximately 2 miles, turn right (signposted Solwaybank). Take the next right hand turning (approximately 0.7 miles) and follow the road a further 0.6 miles. The turning to Gallhills is on your right hand side. The postcode is DG14 0XZ. What3words - ///hopefully.raced.swarm
  • EPC Rating: F