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Catherina Cunnane
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254ac of land, farmhouse and 10 holiday cottages with private hot tubs

Meikle Richorn Farm & Cottages in Dalbeattie, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland spanning 254.2-acres has just hit the market.

In brief, the property comprises a traditional farmhouse, ten holiday cottages (along with planning permission for six chalets) and land with “breath-taking panoramic views”.

According to the selling agents, Finest Properties, Meikle Richorn Farm and Holiday Cottages offer a “superb lifestyle and business opportunity”.

The listing is in a country setting with excellent established custom and huge potential to develop further if required.

“The potential for the business to grow is yet another point of interest for investors and those seeking a lifestyle and business opportunity.”

The farmhouse’s accommodation includes an entrance hall, a drawing-room, a sitting room, a dining room, a kitchen, a rear hall, an office, a ground-floor bathroom, a utility room, a sun porch, a rear porch, six first floor bedrooms and two first floor bathrooms.

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“The possibilities at Meikle Richorn are hugely exciting,” the agent selling agent remarked.


The main house is a traditional granite-built farmhouse of “generous” proportions. It includes three reception rooms, a county kitchen, an office catering to the business needs and six bedrooms.

The agent noted that “charm and character” flows through the farmhouse, as it pointed to its high ceilings, feature fireplaces and large windows that frame the surrounding panoramas.

“The elevated position of the farmhouse delivers fabulous views south towards the coastal village of Kippford and the Solway Firth.”

“The flexible accommodation was previously subdivided. It could easily be reconfigured to provide an annexe, ideal for guests or a dependent relative.”

A private driveway leads to the gravelled parking area to the front of the house.

The gardens are “thoughtfully” laid out with lawn, mature shrubs, trees, “colourful” flower beds and an orchard.

To the south of the house is a gravelled patio that “makes the most of the sun throughout the day”.

Holiday cottages

The owners developed a cluster of “attractive” holiday cottages from the original farm steading.

They retain a “host of charm and character” with “luxurious” touches to engage visitors, including private hot tubs.

Internally, the owner has finished the properties to a high standard with styling that blends what the agent described as a “country theme with contemporary updates”.

The cottages operate as popular self-catering accommodation, benefitting from “a wealth of opportunities to relax in style or explore the idyllic surrounds”.


Surrounding the farmhouse and holiday cottages is 254.2-acres of land. The land is predominantly grazing ground and “substantial” outbuildings serve it.

Furthermore, the farm has a 100ft x 40ft cattle shed, a 120ft x 40ft general purpose shed and two feed bins.

Furthermore, a mix of well-maintained stone walls and modern fencing divide the land. Besides, there is “good” access available for the movement of livestock and equipment.


The property occupies a “stunning location” overlooking the Urr Estuary and the Dumfriesshire countryside surrounds it.

According to the agent, the setting is simply idyllic, in a peaceful position with picturesque surroundings, with easy access to local amenities.

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