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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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Photos: Over €1 million for ‘attractive’ residential farm on 97-acres

New to the market in the UK is a “well-equipped attractive amenity farm” with land extending to 97.11-acres, for sale through C&D Rural.

The firm is guiding Shielingmoss Farm, Canonbie, Dumfriesshire, at £855,000 (over €1 million).

The property is being offered for sale as a whole or in two separate lots by private treaty.

  • 1: Guide price: £695,000: Traditional stone and slate farmhouse, range of modern and traditional farm buildings, agricultural land extending to approximately 60.66-acres (24.55 hectares) and fishing rights along Liddle Water.
  • 2: Guide price: £160,000: Agricultural land extending to approximately 36.45 acres (14.75 hectares).

Commenting on the property, the selling agent said:

“The property provides great scope and opportunities for farming or diversification in a superb location.”

  • Between the settlements of Harelaw and Penton (the Scottish Border/ English Border), benefiting from a prominent south-facing position and accessed off the B6318 via its own private driveway;
  • Approximately 2.6 miles northeast of the village of Canonbie;
  • 8 miles from Longtown;
  • 17 miles from Carlisle city.

“The immediate surroundings comprise of traditional livestock farms interspersed with undulating grassland.”

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“The farm benefits from the luxury of being rural whilst still having road links to surrounding agricultural amenities such as livestock markets and agricultural suppliers and good transport links, with the A7 located 3 miles away providing direct routes to the market town of Longtown and the City of Carlisle where the West Coast Mainline runs.”

Lot 1

According to the selling agent, Shielingmoss Farmhouse is a “striking, traditional two-storey stone and slate-built family home with lots of character and charm”.

The accommodation is arranged over two floors and has a good balance of reception rooms and bedrooms as described briefly below:

  • Ground floor:
    • Hallway;
    • Utility room;
    • Bathroom;
    • Larder;
    • Living room;
    • Dining room;
    • Office/4th bedroom;
    • Kitchen.
First floor:
  • Two double bedrooms;
  • Box room;
  • Off the kitchen, there are a second set of stairs to the 3rd double bedroom, which is within the converted attic space.

Extensive wrap-around, beautifully maintained landscaped garden with herbaceous borders and rich with plants and shrubbery offering a rainbow of colours throughout the year. There are also two useful log stores.

“The kitchen is the heart of the home, benefitting from a Stanley cooker, integrated fridge and dishwasher and fitted base and wall units.”

“The useful utility room features a double belfast sink and fitted units. Both reception rooms are spacious and south facing, the living room has a cosy wood-burning stove, and there is an open fire in the dining room.”

“Within the bathroom, there is an impressive cast iron roll top bath, separate shower, w.c and sink. All the bedrooms are double, and the two upstairs have breath-taking views over the river.”

“The well maintained and equipped buildings consist of both modern and traditional agricultural buildings that could be used for various uses, including equestrian.”

  • General-purpose shed;
  • Lean-to ;
  • Range of traditional stores;
  • Store and garage;
  • Cattle shed (former stables);
  • Storage shed;
  • Second storage shed;
  • General-purpose building.

The land offers good quality grazing, extending to approximately 60.66 acres (24.55 hectares) and lies within one large block that wraps around the farm, steading.

You can access the land from field to field with a network of internal tracks. Fields 1 and 7 adjoin Liddle Water.

It benefits from a mains water supply to all enclosures and lies approximately at the height of 70m to 77m above sea level. “The land has been well managed and in good heart. The external and internal fencing are all in good condition.”

Fishing rights

Included in the subjects of sale is an idyllic 1.57 kilometre (0.98 miles) stretch of single bank fishing extending to 6.61 acres (2.67 hectares) on the Liddle Water. Catch records are available on request for the 2020 season of the brown trout, sea trout and salmon.

Lot 2

A block of “productive” land extends to approximately 36.45 acres (14.75 hectares) with access directly off the public highway.

Besides, the land is classed as Grade 4 under the Local MAFF Land Classification System. To note, te land benefits from a mains water supply and lies at the height of 122m to 85m above sea level.

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