UNDER OFFER - A splendid estate in the rolling Dumfriesshire countryside
Extending to about 699 acres in all, Stroquhan is a diverse and manageable property possessing all the ingredients of a classic estate: a principal house, cottages, forestry, farming and quality sport.
At the estate's core lies Stroquhan House, an elegant Category B Listed Georgian country residence set amongst majestic wooded policies including a productive walled garden. In addition to the main house, there are a further three estate dwellings, and an attractive former stable block which may offer potential to develop further dwellings subject to obtaining the relevant permissions. The estate is accessed by two separate private entrances passing the Lodge and the farm steading respectively.
Stroquhan includes a productive and well maintained in-hand farm which lies to the south of the main house and rises from the River Cairn up to Stroquhan Moor to the southwest. The combination of silage and grazing ground and are best suited to livestock farming. It currently carries a small fold of pedigree highland cattle with the remainder of the land let on a seasonal basis. Extensive woodlands provide shelter for stock and the foundations for the driven shoot. The hill ground could provide the opportunity for further forestry and amenity woodland. The layout and good network of fenced estate roads facilitates quick and easy access to most parts of the estate.
Lot 2: Skinford Farm
Skinford Cottage Nos. 1 & 2
Modern and traditional farm buildings
167 acres pasture
23 acres forestry
Offers over £950,000
Located to the south of Stroquhan House, Skinford Farm benefits from two similar cottages which sit to the east of the farm buildings and benefit from extensive views across the surrounding countryside.
A rendered brick built cottage with pitched slate roof, the accommodation over one floor comprises modern fitted kitchen, one reception room with wood burning stove, three bedrooms and a family bathroom. The cottage benefits from UPVC double glazed windows and oil fired central heating. It is surrounded by an attractive, mature garden with lawns and mature borders.
In similar style to Cottage 1, Cottage 2 is also rendered brick under a pitched slate roof with accommodation over one floor comprising a modern fitted kitchen, one reception room with open fire, three bedrooms and a bathroom. The cottage benefits from UPVC double glazed windows and oil fired central heating. This cottage also has an attractive garden on various levels, predominantly laid to lawn with mature trees and borders.
The extensive range of farm buildings sit central to the farmland. They comprise both attractive traditional buildings and more modern stock courts.
The farmland extends in total to 167.73 acres including 110.45 acres of ploughable pasture and 57.28 acres of permanent pasture. It benefits from good access from the farm yard and internal access tracks. The land lies between 70m and 155m above sea level and field enclosures are bound by dry stone dykes and post and wire fences most of which are electrified. All field enclosures benefit from private water supply to troughs or natural supply. Lot 2 is classified as Class 4 according to the John Hutton Institute.