Burnside, Parkgate, Dumfriesshire
Burnside is located in a beautiful rural location only 1 mile from Ae Village and the renowned Forest of Ae, one of the UK largest forests and home to the 7stanes mountain bike and walking trail centre.
The farmhouse is surrounded by its own private garden and the adjacent land extends to almost 6 acres of grazing land. With a range of traditional and modern agricultural buildings, the property offers the opportunity for equestrian or self sufficient small scale agricultural use and given the location of the property, there is potential for tourism diversification. The south west of Scotland, with land rising from the sea to the Southern Uplands, offers a wealth of outdoor pursuits from walking, cycling, fishing, shooting, sailing, golfing and much more.
Burnside is close to many local amenities including the Ae Bike Shop Cafe. Duncow Primary school is 6 miles away, Locharbriggs is 6.5 miles and has a shop and Post Office and the busy market town of Moffat is 15 miles to the north. The A701 road conveniently links the M74 with Dumfries and the A75 for onwards travel to the west.
A deceptively spacious traditional house built of rendered brick under a slate roof benefiting from oil fired central heating and double glazed windows. The property is in need of upgrading and modernisation and subject to the required consents, it would be suitable for reconfiguration.
Currently the property comprises; open plan kitchen/diner, lounge room with additional sitting room, boiler room/WC and front porch. The staircase splits with a bedroom to the rear of the house and four further bedrooms and bathroom off the main landing on the first floor.
Direct access to the traditional courtyard is further enhanced by a mature hedge enclosing the south facing garden from the surrounding farmland.
The property has great potential and sits in an enviable position.
Burnside extends to 7.92 acres (3.22 ha) in total, comprising 5.96 acres of grazing land and a further of 1.96 acres covering the yard, buildings, house and garden. The land is subject to a Short Limited Duration Tenancy expiring on 31 December 2023 whereupon vacant possession will be provided. The west and northern boundaries will require to be fenced by the purchaser at their sole cost, within 3 months of taking possession, with maintenance thereafter on an equal share. This allows the purchaser to create paddock divisions within the land as they require and further compliments the attractiveness for a lifestyle or equestrian buyer.
An attractive burn bounds the property to the south and creates a field enclosure. Water is available from the farmyard to be piped to newly placed troughs if required.
The land is all down to grass for grazing and is classified as yield class 4.1 by the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research (Land Capability Study).
Only recently ceasing in their agricultural use, the farm buildings at Burnside range from traditional stone workshops to a modern steel portal framed hayshed. An empty slurry tank is also present along with a steel framed cubicle shed with 140 cubicles. Each building lends itself to an alternative use associated with a lifestyle, equestrian or diversified operator.
- Mains electricity and water
- Private drainage with septic tank
- Oil central heating
- Council Tax Band: E
- EPC: E
Available on request from Stanley Wright.
Strictly by appointment with Stanley Wright 01659 58697.
Offers over £500,000.
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