First class beef and sheep rearing unit located within Dumfries and Galloway
Gall Farm is situated in gently undulating countryside near to the village of Boreland, about eight miles north of Lockerbie, within the region of Dumfries and Galloway. The town of Lockerbie 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.
Dumfries, 19 miles to the southwest, is a thriving town which provides a wide range of facilities including an excellent range of shops, supermarkets, sports clubs and professional services. The area is well served by agricultural suppliers and livestock markets including Lockerbie, Castle Douglas (37 miles), Carlisle, Longtown (28 miles) and Stirling (91 miles).
Communications to the area are excellent with the A74(M), the main route between England and Scotland, to the west (8 miles to junction 17). There are railway stations at Dumfries, Lockerbie and Carlisle, while Edinburgh is about 66 miles to the north. Ferry links to Ireland operate from Cairnryan (94 miles).
Southwest Scotland, with its rolling landscapes, extensive woodlands and unspoilt coastline, provides a wealth of opportunities for outdoor pursuits including golf (Lochmaben, Lockerbie and Dumfries), fishing (rivers Annan and Nith), shooting and sailing. There is a tennis club in Lochmaben and an ice rink at Lockerbie.
Gall Farm has been in the current owner’s family since the 1980s, operating as a beef and sheep rearing unit. The holding extends in total to about 488 acres (197 hectares) and includes an attractive farmhouse with a range of traditional farm buildings adjacent, a cottage nearby and a small range of modern buildings. Off lying from the farmhouse is the main steading where there are four modern framed buildings with accommodation for both cattle and sheep along with the silage pit and slurry lagoon.
The farmyard sits prominently in the centre of the farm, the land surrounding it being in two distinct blocks bisected only by the minor public road which provides excellent access. The land is of predominantly class 4 and 5 according to the James Hutton Institute land classification map and currently all down to grass. The holding lies between 175 242 metres above sea level and is wholly within the Less Favoured Area.
The holding presently carries 80 Shorthorn cows which are spring calving, with young male stock sold as stores and females kept as replacements or sold for breeding. In addition the farm is currently carrying 550 cross ewes and 150 hoggs with the fat lambs sold from July onwards.
Gall Farm is available as a whole or in two lots as follows:
Lot 1 Gall Farm: Farmhouse, cottage, buildings and 244 acres in total;
Lot 2 Land east of Gall Farm: 244 acres in total.
Lot 1 Gall Farm
Gall Farmhouse sits centrally on the farm with a south westerly aspect and has fine views over the surrounding Dumfriesshire countryside. The farmhouse dates back to the mid-19th century and is of harled stone and slate construction, with accommodation over two floors as shown on the accompanying plans.
The front door opens into the main hallway which provides access to the ground floor accommodation, including lounge, living / dining room, kitchen, back hall, fourth bedroom and family bathroom. The kitchen is fitted with a range of good quality floor and wall units and leads through an archway to the living / dining room where there is a Clearview wood burning stove and space for a dining table. The fourth bedroom is off a small hall from the dining room. The lounge has an Arrow multi-fuel stove and access from both the main hall and rear hall which also provides access to the family bathroom.
From the main hallway a staircase leads up to the first floor landing which provides access to the three bedrooms. The farmhouse benefits from UPVC double glazing and oil fired central heating and hot water. Outside there is a south facing garden and ample space for parking to the rear of the farmhouse.
The Cottage sits to the west of the farmhouse within a private enclosed garden with uninterrupted views. The front door opens into a long hallway providing access to the kitchen, living room, dining room, two bedrooms and bathroom with shower, WC and wash hand basin.
Forming a courtyard with the rear of the farmhouse is a range of traditional farm buildings constructed of stone with asbestos sheet roofs. These sheds are predominantly used for dog kennelling and general storage. Adjacent to the buildings and across the road the steading comprises the following buildings:
1. General Store (16.1m x 6.0m)
Timber frame shed with corrugated iron cladding and roof sheets.
2. General Purpose Building (22.6m x 17.5m)
Steel portal frame shed with hardcore / concrete floor over two levels, concrete panels, profile metal sheet cladding and fibrous cement roof sheets.
3. Slatted Shed (22.2m x 9.3m)
Metal frame shed with slatted concrete floor and central feed passage, concrete block walls, corrugated iron cladding and fibrous cement roof sheets.
Situated approximately 200 metres, via the farm road, to the west of the farmhouse and yard is the main steading which comprises the following buildings:
4. Cow Shed (30.5m x 18.4m)
Steel portal frame shed with solid concrete floor, central feed passage, concrete block walls, ventilated cladding and fibrous cement roof sheets.
5. General Purpose Shed (42.5m x 12.9m)
Steel portal frame shed with hardcore / solid concrete floor, concrete panels, ventilated cladding and fibrous cement roof sheets with cantilever over-hang.
6. Cubicle Shed (29.2m x 19.1m)
Concrete frame shed with concrete floor, block walls and fibrous cement roof sheets. 46 cubicles with rubber mats.
7. Sheep Shed (22.5m x 15.2m)
Timber frame shed with part concrete / part earth floor, timber panel walls and corrugated iron roof sheets. Sheep race and handling facilities fitted internally.
8. Slurry Pit
Shuttered concrete walls and floor.
9. Silage Pit
Solid concrete floor and concrete panel walls.
Extending to 244 acres, and centred around the farmhouse and yards, access is from internal tracks. The farmland around the buildings is predominantly ploughable / silage pasture and permanent pasture and is generally enclosed by post and wire fences with all fields benefitting from natural water supply or troughs.
Lot 2 Land to east of Gall Farm
Sitting to the east of the main road, lot 2 forms a ring fenced block of ground extending to 244 acres. The farmland is split between silage ground, permanent pasture and rough grazing and is generally enclosed with post and wire fencing. All enclosures benefit from natural water supply.
The farmland is identified on the sale plan with enclosure numbers which are detailed in the accompanying table:
Acreage: 488 Acres
From Lockerbie, follow the B723 north towards the village of Boreland for approximately 7 miles. Once in Boreland turn right on the left hand bend (signposted for Corrie). The farm road end is approximately 0.3 miles from this junction on the right hand side and signposted Gall Farm. The post code is DG11 2PA.