Savills | Land At Nether Albie, Waterbeck, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, DG11 3JR | Property for sale
303 Ac(122.62 Ha)
Offers over £750,000

Land At Nether AlbieWaterbeck, Lockerbie, Dumfriesshire, DG11 3JR

  • Under offer
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Extensive bare land parcel with forestry potential
  • LOT 3 - CLOSING DATE 11.08.21 @ 12 NOON
  • 105 acres ploughable pasture
  • 107 acres permanent pasture
  • 89 acres rough grazing
  • About 303 acres in total
  • Available as a whole or in three lots

Extensive bare grassland with forestry potential

About this property

  • Description
    The land at Nether Albie extends in total to about 303 acres (123 hectares) and sits in three distinct blocks separated by the B722 public road and the Kirtle Water.

    The farm has recently come back in-hand following a long-term tenancy and has been farmed as a traditional grass-based system for beef and sheep. It is classed as a mixture of class 4 (1 and 2) and 5(2), according to the James Hutton Institute land classification scale and the land lies between approximately 90 metres and 136 metres above sea level.

    The land at Nether Albie is available as a whole or in three lots as follows:

    Lot 1
    Lot 1 extends to 113 acres and is situated to the west of the B722 which provides access. The land is stockproof fenced with a combination of hedgerows and post and wire fence with some field enclosures benefiting from mains or natural water supply. The land is classified as 4(1), 4(2) and 5(2) and is primarily permanent pasture and rough grazing.

    Lot 2
    Lot 2 extends to 154 acres and is situated to the east of the B722. This land is stockproof with a combination of post and wire fencing, hedges and drystone dykes and some field enclosures benefit from a mains water supply. The land is predominantly classified as 4(1) and is mainly ploughable pasture.

    Lot 3
    Lot 3 extends to 36 acres and is dissected by the Kirtle Water, either accessed from an unclassified road to the east of Waterbeck or through Nether Albie Farm. This lot comprises two enclosures and is generally class 4(2), good quality grazing land that is stockproof fenced with water supply from the Kirtle Water.

    The farmland and three lots are identified on the map with enclosure numbers which are detailed in the field schedule.


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

    Entry and Possession
    The farmland is let on a seasonal grazing licence until 30
    September 2021.
    The shooting is let on a licence until 31 December 2021.

    Offers in Scottish Legal Form are to be submitted to the selling agents, Savills, 28 Castle Street, Dumfries, DG1 1DG. A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents following inspection.

    McJerrow and Stevenston, 55 High Street, Lockerbie DG11 2JJ

    Tel: 01576 202123

    Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
    For the avoidance of doubt, the BPS entitlements are not included in the sale but may be available from the outgoing tenant by separate negotiation.

    Cross Compliance
    The purchaser will be required to ensure that all cross compliance requirements and standards are maintained on the farm during the year to 31 December 2021.

    The farm has LFA status.

    Sporting Rights
    The sporting rights are in hand.

    Mineral and Timber Rights
    In so far as they are owned, the mineral rights are included in the sale. All standing and fallen timber is included in the sale.

    Purchase Price
    Within 7 days of the conclusion of missives a non-returnable deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid.

    The balance of the purchase price will fall due for payment at the date of entry (whether entry is taken or not) with interest accruing thereon at the rate of 5% above Bank of Scotland base rate. No consignation shall be effectual in avoiding such interest.

    Should any discrepancy arise as to the boundaries or any points arise on the Remarks, Stipulations or Plan or the interpretation of any of them, the question shall be referred to the arbitration of the selling agents whose decision acting as experts, shall be final.

    Plans, Areas and Schedules
    These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and computed by the selling agents and the purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description of the property and any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale nor entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.

    Overseas Purchasers
    Any offer by a purchaser who is resident out with the United Kingdom must be accompanied by a guarantee from a bank which is acceptable to the sellers.

    It is intended to offer the property for sale as described, but the seller reserves the right to divide the property into further lots, or to withdraw the property, or to exclude any property shown in these particulars.

    Should there be any discrepancy between these particulars, the General Remarks and Information, Stipulations and the Missives of Sale, the latter shall prevail.

Local information

  • Situation
  • Lockerbie 11 miles, Carlisle 20 miles, Dumfries 21 miles
  • Nether Albie is located in a genuinely rural location within Dumfriesshire in the east of Dumfries and Galloway. It is approximately 11 miles south east of the market town of Lockerbie which lies at the heart of the local farming community and has a good range of shops and professional services as well as hotels, restaurants, a golf course and a train station. Nearby Dumfries (21 miles) is a traditional market town with larger supermarkets, a range of business services, cafes and restaurants. The Scottish Border with England is only 12 miles southeast of the property.
  • Dumfriesshire is an area of Scotland well known for dairy and livestock farming, magnificent countryside and dramatic coastline. The rolling landscape, extensive woodland and unspoilt coastline provide many opportunities for outdoor pursuits. ere are livestock markets at Longtown (15 miles), Dumfries, Lockerbie and Carlisle (20 miles).
  • Communication links in the area are good with railway stations in Lockerbie, Dumfries and Carlisle. The M74 (junction 20) linking the north and south by road, lies about 3 miles to the west. The nearest international airports are Newcastle (75 miles) and Prestwick (about 88 miles). Cairnryan lies about 125 miles to the west and is the main ferry terminal for Northern Ireland with services to both Larne and Belfast.

Additional information

  • • The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude and wayleave rights, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private. The property is also sold subject to the rights of public access under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The purchaser will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others.
  • • The road to Nether Albie is owned by a 3rd party (along with the farmhouse, buildings and adjacent land), right of access over it will be granted to the purchasers of lots 2 and 3.
  • • The septic tank for Nether Albie Farmhouse is located within field 22 with rights for access to repair / maintain reserved in their favour.
  • • The access track to the north of field 10 will be transferred to the purchaser of lot 2 with rights of access over it retained by the vendor for forestry operations and in favour of a 3rd party property to the east.
  • • The vendors reserve the rights over an 8 metre strip through fields 4, 6, 10, 11 and 12 for all purposes.
  • • There are servitudes in favour of both Scottish Power, for electricity poles and pylons, and Shell Chemicals U.K. Limited for the North Western Ethylene Pipeline Project.
  • Directions: Directions From the M74 take junction 20 signposted for Eaglesfield and Annan (B722). Once through the village of Eaglesfield turn left to continue on the B722 for approximately 2 miles, the farm road for Nether Albie is on the right hand side. The postcode for the farm is DG11 3JR.
  • EPC Exempt