An excellent residential, equestrian or commercial property which is also ideal for many business uses, subject to any required consents. The holding extends to around 11.96 acres (4.84ha) and has a superb 5 bedroom house with surrounding views, productive grazing land with arable potential and a good range of improved and well maintained buildings with some development potential. Westhill Farm is well located on the edge of the town less than 3 miles from Dumfries town centre and handy for Mabie Forest and the attractive Solway coast.
Dumfries Centre 2.5 miles, Dalbeattie 10 miles, Castle Douglas 17 miles,
Lockerbie 17.5 miles, Annan 21 miles (All distances approximate)
Westhill Farm is situated to the south west of Dumfries in Dumfries and Galloway, south west Scotland. This is a rural area on the fringes of Dumfries, a short distance from the A711 Dalbeattie Road and handy for the hills of Mabie Forest and the coast. Dumfries town centre is around 2.5 miles away and Drumsleet is accessible to the motorway at Lockerbie and Gretna.
From the A75 Dumfries bypass, take the turning at the westernmost roundabout to Cargenbridge and Dalbeattie and then right at the second roundabout towards Dalbeattie on the A711. After approx. half a mile turn right signposted to Lochfoot and the property will be seen after a short distance on your right. See enclosed location plans and for satnav use DG2 8NF.
An impressive detached two storey dwelling with surrounding views, oil fired central heating to radiators throughout the principal accommodation and mostly PVC double glazed windows. The accommodation has many interesting architectural features to include ornate cornices, natural timber doors with moulded architraves and bay windows.
The accommodation briefly comprises: Entrance vestibule with double doors to the hall. The sitting room is generously proportioned and boasts a bay window and timber and marble fireplace. The second reception room is used as a living/dining room and is exceptionally spacious, enjoying a dual aspect and ornate cornicing to the ceiling.
The kitchen/breakfast room offers a good range of fitted units, a Rangemaster range, windows to side and rear elevations and room for dining. Adjacent to the kitchen is a useful store and the utility room, which is plumbed for white goods and also houses the boiler. Also on the ground floor is a modern shower room, and access to the integral garage (7.74m x 3.66m)
An attractive pine staircase with half landing leads to the first floor landing, where four double bedrooms can be found. There is also a potential fifth double bedroom located off the half landing, presently used as an office. Several of the bedrooms boast fitted wardrobes and there are two shower rooms, one of which is a ‘Jack and Jill’ en-suite, serving two bedrooms.
There are three principal accesses off the public highway with the first leading to the dwelling, the second leading to the rear of the dwelling and to the buildings with a third access also leading into the steading. There is a private lane to the north of the steading with accesses to the buildings and fields. The house has ample parking to the rear but also on the front driveway which leads to the integral garage. There is a garden area to the side with garden/potting shed 4m x 2.5m. To the front there is further garden area, which is a former orchard and is predominantly laid to lawn with mature fruit trees. The roads around the farm yard are generally stone with some areas of concrete.
The steading has an excellent range of well maintained and improved buildings which are ideal for equestrian, storage, workshop or agriculture subject to any required planning consent for change of use. Many buildings have electric light and sockets and water. They have previously been used for equestrian purposes and could be readily adapted for stabling if required but equally for any workshop or storage use. These comprise with approximate internal measurements include;
13.3m x 4.3m being a brick and sheet built storage building.
General Purpose Building
20m x 14.3m with concrete floor and steel frame roof.
9.4m x 3.9m being an open fronted shed.
5.1m x 11m.
6.1m x 9m with loft over.
18.4m x 5.9m and 13.9m x 11m comprising a 4 bay dutch barn with 3 bay lean to.
17.5m x 7m of brick and sheet construction.
60m x 39m approx.
18m x 10.5m a store/workshop/stock building.
8.3m x 11.7m with concrete floor and vehicle access doors.
Open Fronted Barn
11.9m x 4.5m.
29.8m x 11.6m being a five bay steel portal framed building.
11.4m x 18m having access to paddocks to the rear and used as field shelter.
Unfenced Grazing Area
There are areas that are presently used for grazing within the steading which are unfenced but do have some development potential.
The holding as a whole extends to 11.96 acres (4.84 hectares) with enclosures shown on the sale plan and detailed in the schedule of areas (numbers 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 5 and 6). To the rear of the steading (west) there are four excellent grazing paddocks which are well fenced and easily accessible.
Schedule of Areas
Approximate areas taken from PROMAP;
4 a to d 3.29 8.129
5 Buildings/grazing 1.31 3.237
6 House/garden/paddock 0.24 0.593
Total 4.84 ha 11.96ac