**closing date - Wednesday 5th September 2018 @ 12 noon**
Capelfoot Farm lies to the east of the market town of Lockerbie and is located just off the B7068 Lockerbie to Langholm Road. The property is within easy reach of the main M74 arterial route. This exceptional stock rearing farm is noted as being one of the best farms of its type in the area.
Capelfoot is an exceptional stock rearing and feeding farm. The livestock from the holding are regarded by many as exceptional. The property benefits from a well-maintained farmhouse, modern farm bungalow, modern and traditional farm buildings, woodland, good access tracks and about 1121 acres of agricultural land..
The farmhouse occupies an elevated site and offers picturesque open views over the surrounding countryside. The dwelling is of stone built construction, under a slated roof over two storeys. The property has been very well maintained over the years and provides spacious comfortable family accommodation over two floors
The Farm Bungalow
Capelfoot farm bungalow is situated within the farm boundary and is of modern build construction, rendered under a slated roof and benefits from underfloor heating. It is noted that the bungalow was constructed under a ‘section 75’ agreement. The property is enclosed within its own garden grounds with off road parking.
The Farm Steading
These well-maintained buildings are of both modern and traditional construction, which at present are utilised for livestock housing and general storage. The steading lies in two specific areas with the traditional buildings directly behind the farmhouse and the modern steading occupying a convenient location next to the access road. We have numbered each steading building and this can be cross referenced with the steading plan, which forms part of these particulars
Capelfoot extends in total to about 1127.86 acres (456.44 Ha), including the areas occupied by the farmhouse, bungalow, steadings, yards, woodland, access roads, etc.
The land is contained within 31 clearly defined field enclosures, which benefit from good access from a series of farm tracks. The enclosures are well-fenced and naturally watered. The land is classified as predominantly yield classes 4 to 5² of the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research (Land Capability Study) as defined by the James Hutton Institute.
The land is all down to grass for grazing and or conservation (silage), with Capelfoot being self-sufficient in home grown forage. The land lies within payment regions 1 & 2 and wholly within the lfass area.
Adjacent to the property being offered for sale, is an area of hill land which is specifically excluded from the sale and a right of access will be retained by the current owners. This area forms part of a windfarm and the successful purchaser may be afforded the opportunity to rent this on a seasonal grazing basis.
Basis Payment Entitlements
The whole of the agricultural land has been allocated payment regions ‘1 & 2’. We are advised that the vendors are active farmers (as currently defined under EU Regulation 1307/2013 and the Scottish Statutory Instrument 2014/58). We are further informed that the sellers completed an iacs/saf submission 2018 (a copy of which can be made available for inspection from the sole selling agents during normal office hours).
Capelfoot benefits from 126.48 region ‘1’ & 290.31 region ‘2’ entitlements with an illustrative unit values of €139.75 (Euros) & €33.55 (Euros) respectively (2018 values). The sellers will use their best endeavours to complete the necessary documentation to transfer these established Basic Payment Entitlements.
For the avoidance of doubt any such payments already applied for (2018 scheme year), will be retained by the sellers.