Moorhead Of Glenturk, Wigtown, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, DG8 9TH | Property for sale | Savills
61.35 Ac(24.83 Ha)
Offers over £550,000(€627,116)

Moorhead Of GlenturkWigtown, Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire, DG8 9TH

  • Sale Agreed
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Farmhouse (2 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms)
  • Range of traditional buildings
  • 59 acres permanent pasture
  • About 61 acres in total
  • For sale as a whole

Attractive smallholding with outstanding views over Wigtown Bay

About this property

  • Moorhead of Glenturk extends to 61.35 acres in total and has been within the same family ownership since the 1980s, being utilised as a family home with the land farmed as part of a wider agricultural enterprise. The south-facing four bedroom farmhouse sits within the land holding with a range of stone outbuildings lying off to the rear; these are currently used for general storage but have potential for alternative purposes (subject to appropriate consents). The farmland surrounds the property and extends to approximately 59 acres of pasture suitable for grazing livestock or horses.

    Farmhouse - The farmhouse is constructed of stone under a slate roof and provides well proportioned accommodation. On the ground floor there is a good sized kitchen and breakfast room, with an oil fired Rayburn Royal which heats the domestic hot water. There is a utility/boot room off the kitchen, where the oil fired central heating boiler is located. The living/dining room is accessed off the kitchen, and has a lovely triple aspect with doors to the garden patio and countryside views. Also on the ground floor are two bedrooms, a family bathroom with four piece suite, a shower room and a second living room with an open fire and tiled surround. On the first floor there are two attic bedrooms.

    There is a large lawned garden to the front of the house, and a small enclosed garden at the rear where there is also ample space for multiple parking adjacent to the outbuildings.

    Farm buildings - The farm benefits from a range of buildings constructed from an attractive whinstone and slate, providing storage space but which could easily be converted for stabling.

    Farmland - The farmland at Moorhead of Glenturk extends to about 58.98 acres in total, comprising eight enclosures within a ring fenced block rising from 35m to 45m above sea level. The land is generally undulating and classified by the James Hutton Institute as a mixture of classes 4(2) and 5(1) on the Land Capability for Agriculture scale. The land is enclosed by post and wire fencing, hedges or stone dykes and is watered from natural sources. The fields are accessed from the farm track or internally.

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Local information

  • Moorhead of Glenturk is situated in a glorious rural setting about 2 miles inland from Wigtown Bay. The charming house and stone outbuildings have a stunning open aspect over the surrounding countryside taking in not only the coastline but also the beautiful Galloway hills.
  • Wigtownshire is a genuinely rural area of Scotland, well known for dairy and livestock farming, magnificent countryside and dramatic coastline. Nearby Wigtown is famed for its National Book Town status and boasts more than a dozen bookshops along with a popular festival which takes place annually in September. The town also provides a small supermarket, post office, playparks, bowling green, golf club, numerous community facilities, cafes and restaurants as well as nursery and primary schooling.
  • Also nearby is the market town of Newton Stewart where there is secondary schooling, leisure and sports facilities and a wider range of business services, supermarkets and shops. The town also serves as the gateway to explore the Galloway Forest Park which covers a vast and sparsely populated landscape stretching to the north and east and is one of only a handful of parks in the western world to have official Dark Sky status. There is a visitor centre at Kirroughtree where one of the world class 7stanes mountain bike destinations is located, featuring a superb variety of green, blue and red graded trails for mountain biking or walking.
  • The rolling landscape, extensive woodland and unspoilt coastline provide many opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Cairnsmore of Carsphairn and the Merrick provide two challenging climbs for hiking enthusiasts whilst the Southern Upland Way runs 214 miles from Portpatrick on the west coast to Cocksburnpath on the eastern coast of Scotland.
  • Country sports in the area include fishing on the nearby rivers Bladnoch and Cree, 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 Wigtown, Monreith and Newton Stewart. The coastline offers excellent sailing and sea fishing, and there are safe anchorages at Port William and the Isle of Whithorn. There are livestock markets at Newton Stewart, Dumfries, Castle Douglas (35 miles), Ayr (47 miles) and Carlisle (86 miles).
  • Communication links in the area are good with railway stations in Stranraer (29 miles), Barrhill (22 miles) and Dumfries. The A75 is accessible at nearby Newton Stewart, linking to the M74 (about 76 miles) to the east. The nearest international airports are at Prestwick (about 54 miles) and Glasgow (about 86 miles). Cairnryan lies about 32 miles to the west and is the main ferry terminal for Northern Ireland with services to both Larne and Belfast.

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.
  • Solicitors - McCormick and Nicholson, 62 Victoria St, Newton Stewart DG8 6DB. Tel: 01671 402813
  • Offers - Offers in Scottish Legal Form are to be submitted to the selling agents, Savills, Monreith House, Crichton, Dumfries, DG1 4ZZ. A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents following inspection.
  • Directions: From the A75, follow signs to Newton Stewart. At the Newton Stewart roundabout, exit the A75 onto the A714 towards Wigtown. After about 3 miles (just before a sharp bend) turn to the right where the road forks up (with a farm sign for Cairnhouse). Follow this road past Cairnhouse Farm where you continue straight ahead for a further 1.1 miles before reaching Moorhead of Glenturk. The postcode is DG8 9TH.
  • EPC Rating: F
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • Council Tax Band: D