Extensive bare grassland with forestry potential
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 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 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 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.
GENERAL REMARKS AND INFORMATION
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.