Productive block of farmland in the Machars peninsula
Claunch Farm is situated close to the Solway Firth, about 2 miles inland from Wigtown Bay, on the southwest coast of Scotland. Wigtownshire is a genuinely rural area of Scotland, well known for dairy and livestock farming, magnificent countryside and dramatic coastline. Sorbie is a small village with village shop and Post Office, parish church, villagehall, restaurant and playpark, while nearby Garlieston provides primary school education. Wigtown offers further local amenities and is famed for its National Book Town status, with a popular festival taking place annually in September. There is secondary schooling and a good range of business services, supermarkets and shops in the market town of Newton Stewart, which also serves as the centre for the large rural area that includes the broad peninsula of the Machars to the south of the town where Claunch is situated. The town is also a natural base from which to explore the Galloway Forest Park which covers a vast and sparsely populated landscape stretching to the north and east and is one of only four national parks in the western world to have official Dark Sky status.
The rolling landscape, extensive woodland and unspoilt coastline provide many opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Country sports in the area include fishing on the nearby rivers Bladnoch and Cree, as well as pheasant and partridge shooting on surrounding estates. The quiet country roads are popular with walkers and cyclists, and there is golf on local courses at Wigtown, Monreith and Newton Stewart. The coastline offers excellent sailing and sea fishing, and there are safe anchorages at Port William and the Isle of Whithorn. There are livestock markets at Newton Stewart, Dumfries, Castle Douglas (43 miles), Ayr (57 miles) and Carlisle (94 miles).
Communication links in the area are good with railway stations in Stranraer (32 miles), Barrhill (30 miles) and Dumfries. The M74, linking the north and south by road, lies about 73 miles to the east. The nearest international airports are at Prestwick (about 64 miles) and Glasgow (about 97 miles). Prestwick has regular flights to an increasing number of foreign destinations. Cairnryan lies about 34 miles to the west and is the main ferry terminal for Northern Ireland with services to both Larne and Belfast.
Lot 2 Land at Kilsture
Located east of the A746, the land at Kilsture (Lot 2) extends to 122.07 acres and is accessed from the public road and thereafter internally over a series of tracks. Historically, access has also been openly taken from the adjacent Kilsture Woodland (without challenge). The land is gently sloping and rises from 25m towards the western boundary to 53m on Kilsture Hill. Much of the land is bounded by the forestry block to the north providing good shelter for livestock, and is generally stock proof with a combination of drystone dykes and post and wire fencing. The field enclosures are down to grass for grazing or silage, and benefit from private water via troughs or natural water supply
Acreage: 122 Acres