Upper Mains, Annan
Annan, Dumfriesshire, DG12 5RR
A rare opportunity to acquire a farm that has been maintained to an exceptionally high standard. Extending to 93.39 Ha (230.77 acres) or thereby, Upper Mains would be an excellent standalone farm but would equally be well suited as an extension to an existing farming business.
The land is productive lowland farmland situated predominately at 175ft above sea level, with a mix of grade 3.1/ 3.2 by the James Hutton Institute. Whilst currently sown to grass, the majority of the farm is ploughable and capable of growing arable crops with high yields.
The farm boasts a large traditional farmhouse with a mixture of traditional and modern steading buildings.
Upper Mains farmhouse is a substantial traditional 2-storey, 5 bedroom house, with a private good-sized garden, and vegetable area to the south. To the north of the farmhouse, lies a range of timber and steel portal framed cattle courts, traditional buildings and pens. The property benefits from scenic views of the Solway Firth Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Cumbrian coastline and Criffel.
The farmhouse is of stone construction, with a plastered and painted finish under a tiled roof.
Accommodation comprises; front porch, l-shaped hallway, spacious living room, sitting room, office good-sized kitchen and substantial utility room and foyer to the rear. The first floor offers; four spacious double bedrooms, a large master bedroom, storage and a substantial family bathroom. The property boasts original features including multiple fireplaces and visible beams in the upper floor.
Internally, the property is in good condition but would benefit from some modernisation. The property is serviced by a mains water supply, with a mixture of oil and back boiler central heating and drainage to a septic tank.
The buildings at Upper Mains include a mixture of traditional stone-built steading and a range of modern farm buildings.
- Cattle Court and Concrete Passage (9 m x 16 m)
Wooden framed shed with concrete floor, corrugated roof. The shed has metal sheet cladding on three sides with traditional stone wall on the fourth.
- Lean To Silage Store (13m x 24 m)
Lean to steel framed shed, corrugated sheet roof and cladding with concrete panel walls.
- Lean To Loose Cattle Housing (13m x 18.4m)
Steel framed lean to with concrete block walls, concrete floor and corrugated sheet roof.
- Former Concrete Cattle Court (7 m x 12 m)
Wooden framed shed with red brick wall, concrete floor, curved corrugated steel roof and Yorkshire boarding cladding.
- Cattle Handling System and Feeding Shed (12m x 26m)
Steel portal framed shed with pitched corrugated steel roof, concrete floor and a mixture of concrete block and concrete panel walls.
- Former Old Byre (4m x10m)
Wooden framed, traditional stone built shed with whitewashed walls, concrete floor and cubicles for sheep.
- Dutch Barn with Lean To (15m x 40m)
Sheep lambing shed/ bale storage. Dutch barn with connecting wooden framed lean to shed, with corrugated metal sheet roof and metal corrugated cladding and concrete floor.
- Lean To (11m x 40m)
A lean to steel framed shed with concrete block walls and floor, a corrugated metal sheet roof and central feed passage.
- Loose Cattle Housing (10m x 28m)
Steel framed shed with pitched corrugated roof, concrete block walls, Yorkshire board cladding and concrete floor.
- Fencing Store (4 m x 10 m)
Wooden framed lean to shed with concrete floor, corrugated metal roof sheeting and corrugated metal cladding.
- Workshop with Car Inspection Pit (9m x 15m)
Concrete block wall with steel box profile roof sheeting and metal sliding door and
- Lean To Lambing Cubicle Shed (5m x 11m)
Wooden framed lean to, with corrugated steel roof and concrete block wall on two sides.
and concrete floor.
- Grain Store (12m x 24m)
Traditional grain store with curved wooden roof with corrugated metal sheeting, red brick.
walls on three sides with traditional stone wall on the fourth and a concrete floor.
- Sheep Pens and Dipper.
The land at Upper Mains is predominantly flat with a south facing aspect, the land extends to 93.39 Ha (230.77 acres) or thereby, and comprises of 13 connected enclosures of productive arable and grassland. With most of the farm sitting around 175 feet above sea level, initial appraisals of Upper Mains would suggest the majority of the land is both silageable and ploughable and able to produce arable crops with exceptionally high yields.
Upper Mains boasts good sized, regular shaped fields, all with easy access to the steading via a well-maintained track. The land is of predominately of 3.1 and 3.2 James Hutton Institute Land Classification for Agriculture and is in excellent condition with renewed drainage and well - maintained mixture of hedgerow and post and wire fencing throughout.
The land is currently down to grass leys and historically the farm has supported 500 breeding ewes, also 200 head of store cattle were purchased annually all of which were finished. Additionally, most of the land at Upper Mains is capable of producing high yielding arable crops.