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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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VIDEO: 52ac stock rearing farm with farmhouse and 2 cottages

Lower Porterbelly Farm – a stock rearing operation with three dwellings – in Dalbeattie, Scotland has just hit the market with an £800,000 (approximately €965,000) guide price.

C & D Rural is overseeing the sale of the “substantial” farmhouse, steading with a range of traditional and more modern buildings together with two cottages across 52-acres (21.04ha).

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A spokesperson for the property firm said:

“We are delighted to present this exciting opportunity to acquire a stock rearing farm suitable for a range of uses with additional dwellings, in a rural yet extremely accessible location.”

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

“Therefore, viewings are highly recommended to fully appreciate both the secluded, accessible location and the accommodation on offer.”

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The agent described the farmhouse as a “substantial” two-storey dwelling of traditional construction.

Accommodation is spread over two floors and has a good balance of reception rooms and bedrooms.

On the ground floor, you will find front and rear entrances, a kitchen, a utility room, a breakfast/living room, a snug/bedroom 5, a sitting room, a dining room, a shower room and a double bedroom with an en suite bathroom.

On the first floor, you will find two double bedrooms and a bathroom. You can access these via stairs from the ground floor bedroom, which is a further double bedroom/dressing room, which in turn leads through to an additional room.

These two rooms sit above the garage and workshop, and this area offers what the agent views as “excellent “ development potential, subject to the necessary planning consents.

According to the firm, the property would now benefit from “a degree” of modernisation.

The kitchen offers a range of storage units and space for white goods. Furthermore, there is a serving hatch to the dining room.

The adjacent breakfast/living room benefits from a two-door oil-fired Aga.

Externally there is an attached workshop, single garage and large south west facing garden.


The land extends to 52-acres of “good” grazing ground,  surrounding the house and steading. All land parcels benefit from a water supply – either mains or natural.

There is a further 68-acres of land available in lot two, consisting of a ring-fenced block on the opposite side of the road.


The steading consists of a mix of traditional and more modern buildings suitable for agricultural purposes, workshops or conversion to equestrian or holiday lets (subject to necessary consents).

The principal yard to the rear of the farmhouse is concrete.

The principal sheds include an old dairy parlour, a general-purpose shed, a former byre and a pole barn.


Lower Porterbelly includes a pair of 2 bedroom semi-detached cottages with tiled roof and rendered exteriors.

Both cottages offer a large dining kitchen, two double bedrooms, bathroom and living room and benefit from solid fuel fired central heating and a useful garden to the rear.

According to the agent, both cottages have been let to private tenants but will be sold with the benefit of vacant possession.

They added that they “offer excellent scope as holiday lets, income-producing let cottages or for development to form a single dwelling (subject to consent)”.


Lower Porterbelly sits in a “stunning” rural location and yet is just a 20-minute drive time from Dumfries.

For the commuter, there are road links for access to Glasgow to the north and Carlisle to the south.

The property is also within easy commuting distance of many regional centres. The M6 and the A74(M) are within easy reach for onward travel north and south.

There is a railway station at Dumfries with trains to Glasgow and Carlisle.

Furthermore, train line rail services from Carlisle provide “fast and frequent” services to London in the south, together with cross country services to the east.

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