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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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VID: 345ac farm with ‘economical alternative to housing’ hits the market

Threave Rural is asking for offers over £1.5 million for Crailloch Farm, in Port William, Newton Stewart.

According to a spokesperson for the firm, this is an “exceptional and highly productive” stock-rearing and feeding farm within a scenic area of Dumfries and Galloway.

The enterprise benefits from a three-bedroom farmhouse, a modern farm steading and circa 345-acres of agricultural, productive grazing and mowing, land.

The land is “fertile, well-drained and fenced” with access tracks and shelter belts, which give an “excellent degree of sporting potential”.

The agricultural land lies within a ring fence and a feature of the farm is the ability to outwinter cattle on the 100-acres immediately behind the steading, thus creating “an economical alternative to housing”, according to the spokesperson.

The land lies within 27 specific, good-sized field enclosures and is fertile, well-fenced, watered, and self-sufficient in homegrown forage.

Meanwhile, the farmhouse at Crailloch has been a family home for many years which has been “sympathetically” modernised and maintained to a really high standard, benefitting from an elevated site with far-reaching views across the open countryside.

Buildings and facilities

Meanwhile, the steading comprises a range of modern farm buildings of mainly steel portal construction.

The buildings are linked on both sides of an extensive concrete yard and have been configured for usage either for cattle or sheep.

According to the firm, this bespoke farm steading has been designed for ease of use and safety of the handler and allows one person to carry out all livestock tasks.

A handling race for cattle is also undercover with the sheep system adjacent to the yard.

The steading is “extremely well-maintained” and incorporates a workshop and other storage facilities.

The large enclosed concrete yard is used for fodder storage and the entire steading benefits from mains water and electricity.

Moreover, Crailloch Farm benefits from 86.20 units of region 1 entitlements with illustrative unit values of €165.63 & 44.07 units of region 2 with an illustrative value of €36.16.

The sellers, according to the firm, will use their best endeavours to complete the necessary documentation to transfer any and all established Basic Payment Entitlements.

For the avoidance of doubt, any such payments already applied for prior to the completion date, will be retained by the sellers, i.e., the 2023 Basic Payment, 2023 greening payment and LFASS.

The purchaser upon occupation of the subjects of sale will be required and be responsible to comply with the statutory management requirements and good agricultural and environmental conditions, as laid down within the cross-compliance documentation 2023; this obligation expires on December 31st, 2023.

The firm also has Knockeffrick Farm, a 190ac residential dairy enterprise with a capacity for 220 head for sale, which you can read about in this news article.

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