A delightful residential and stock rearing farm in an idyllic location of about 135 acres (54.5ha) with a traditional four bedroom house which has been extended and modernised to a high standard, a range of traditional buildings and a four bay dutch barn.
Situated in a peaceful location, Little Bogra also benefits from excellent road links being approximately 12 miles north of Carlisle (M6 J44), with Longtown approximately 6 miles to the south east, Annan 10 miles to the south west and Junction 21 of the M74 approximately 4.5 miles to the west. Local amenities are available in Longtown and Gretna with a wider range of amenities in Carlisle, Annan and Dumfries. A primary school, together with a post office, pub, doctors and village shop are available in Canonbie, approximately 5 miles east of Little Bogra with secondary schools in Langholm, Annan and Lockerbie. Private schools are available in Carlisle.
The house is attractively built of stone under a slate roof with landscaped mature garden areas to the front and side and has been sympathetically extended and modernised internally. The house is accessed via double glazed doors from the yard into a large rear hallway with WC/Utility room off and access to the kitchen. The dining kitchen has been refitted and extended to incorporate a range of fitted wall and base units with integrated dishwasher and fridge freezer in addition to an electric range with 2ovens, grill and 6 ring hob. The wood burning stove within the living area provides central heating in the kitchen, downstairs bedroom, bathroom and hallway.
Bedroom 4, located on the ground floor, along with bathroom are accessed from the kitchen via a rear hallway. The bathroom comprises a freestanding bath, white wash hand basin and WC with separate corner shower.
Also on the ground floor, to the front of the property are a Dining Room and Sitting room with central hall with front door to the garden. Both of these rooms retain many period features including feature fireplaces and a mix of stripped wooden and slate flooring being a feature of much of the ground floor.
The first floor is accessed from the central hallway and offers 2 double bedrooms (one with built in wardrobes), a single bedroom with built in wardrobes and a shower room with corner shower and white basin and WC. The house benefits from a mix of uPVC double glazed windows and timber sash and case windows. The oil fired central heating system operates from a external boiler.
The gardens have been well maintained and landscaped to provide a mix of lawn, mature planting, kitchen garden, a feature pond and terraced areas with access to the wooded river banks.
The steading principally comprises a range of traditionally built sheds of stone wall construction under pitched slate roofs around a central courtyard. Internally, these buildings have been adapted to provide general storage, workshop space, 4 loose boxes and a heated boot room. There is a further Dutch barn with Lean-to and 4 stall horse-walker which is available by separate negotiation. The traditional steading offers scope for redevelopment to an annex or holiday cottages, subject to the necessary consents.
The land comprises approximately 120 acres (48 hectares) of permanent grassland and moss with the remaining 15 acres (6 hectares) made up of wooded bank adjoining the River Sark and Bell’s Sike. It is made up of 14 enclosures of land which are watered either from natural sources or from troughs fed from the mains supply and most of the enclosures have access directly from the farm access track or from the hard track which leads west from the steading to fields 2 and 3 on the farm plan. The land is all designated as Less Favoured Area (Severely Disadvantaged). Fields 1 and 2 are Payment region 2 with all the remaining land being payment region 1.
The farm lies between a large area of moss known as Bell’s Flow and the River Sark and includes several areas of wooded bank adjoining the river and three small areas of moss. It is thus a real haven for wildlife, with part of Field number 1 designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. There is scope to carry out further tree planting and conservation work on the farm.