Case Study: Successful sale of rarely available Dumfriesshire Farm


Our client approached us to market the sale of Upper Mains Farm, an excellently developed 230 acre beef and sheep farm with arable potential that was rarely available in the local market of the highly productive Dumfriesshire lowlands.

The property included:

  • A traditional, 5 bedroom farmhouse
  • An excellent range of traditional and modern buildings
  • Productive farmland sown to grass, with a mix of grade 3.1/ 3.2 by the James Hutton Institute

Upper Mains had been a successful family farm, and the owners were keen to market it to it’s maximum potential.

Davidson & Robertson’s Agency team drew on their network of national, regional, and local buyers known to be interested in acquiring this type of property, driving significant interest and multiple offers in excess of the asking price, resulting in the property being on the market for only 5 weeks.

The owners commented:

“We chose D&R as our agent in selling our farm as we knew that they were rural property specialists and would be able to market our property to its maximum potential.

This was something we were only going to do once in our lives, and so it was important to get right. And we certainly did: D&R drew on their contacts who were actively in market for a farm of our type in our area, and we very quickly had plenty of interest and very good offers – so much so that we sold our farm over our asking price.

We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend D&R to other farmers thinking about putting their property on the market. D&R’s knowledge of farmers’ needs, the market, and their contacts meant that they were absolutely the best Agent to work with.”

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