Lockerbie 10 miles, Carlisle 24 miles, Edinburgh 85 miles, Newcastle 80 miles (distances approximate)

Closing date midday Thursday 18th August 2022.

A rare opportunity to acquire a ring-fenced block of productive hill land extending to 59.86 hectares (147.91 acres) in total. The land is currently grazed but offers scope for a variety of uses including woodland planting. Excellent road access to Central Scotland and approximately 15 miles from the English Border.


• Grade 5.2 & 5.3
• LFA status
• BPS entitlements available by separate negotiation
• 5 miles to M6

Strictly by appointment with Selling Agents – 01573 224381.

The property is an agricultural holding.
For your own personal safety please be aware of potential hazards when viewing.

For directions please use the postcode DG11 3HQ to arrive at Crowdieknowe Hill or what3words ///acrobats.recount.busy to reach the field entrance to the subject land.

The Land at Crowdieknowe Hill sits in a highly accessible location close to the hamlet of Waterbeck in the county of Dumfries and Galloway just 10 miles from Lockerbie. The property is almost equidistant from Edinburgh and Newcastle. This is a rural, yet easily accessible area with stunning scenery, productive farmland and an ideal location for quick and easy access to the north and south.

The sale comprises a well-proportioned and accessible block of predominantly south facing hill land with a small area of woodland shelterbelt to the west. The land extends to 59.86 hectares (147.91 acres) in total as set out in the below:
Field no 1 – LPID: NY/26075/81018 – Description: PGRS – Area (Ha): 23.4 – Area (Acres): 57.82
Field no 2 – LPID: NY/26253/81448 – Description: PGRS – Area (Ha): 18.52 – Area (Acres): 45.76
Field no 3 – LPID: NY/26075/81018 – Description: PGRS – Area (Ha): 23.4 – Area (Acres): 57.82
Woodland – Area (Ha): 0.66 – Area (Acres) 1.63
Total Area (Ha): 59.86 Total (Acres): 147.91

The land is within a ring-fenced block split into three principal enclosures with access to all taken directly from the B7068. The land lies between 170m and 200m above sea level and is designated as predominantly Class 5.2 and 5.3 by the National scale land capability for agriculture and is capable of use as improved grassland. It is currently sown to grass although could be suitable for a variety of other uses including woodland planting. The National scale land capability for forestry class for the subject land is F4.
The land has been drained in the past although it would benefit from further drainage improvement works. All fields are currently leased on an annual grazing agreement which will come to an end on 1st October 2022.

There will be no ingoing valuation.

The Basic Payment Entitlements may be available by separate negotiation. Further details of the Basic Payment Entitlements are available from the Selling Agent. Any payments relating to the 2022 scheme year will be retained by the Seller. If applicable, the purchaser(s) will be responsible upon occupation of the subjects of sale to comply fully with the Statutory Management requirements to maintain the farmland in Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC) as laid down under the Cross Compliance rules of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2022 for the remainder of the scheme year.

Insofar as these rights form part of the property title they are included within the sale. MINERAL

The mineral rights are included in the sale. All standing and falling timber is included in the sale.

Dumfries & Galloway Council 109-115 English St Dumfries DG1 2DD Tel: 0303 333 3000

The land at Crowdieknowe Hill benefits from a natural water supply.

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private, and any existing or proposed wayleaves, easements, servitude rights, restrictions and burdens of whatever kind, whether referred to in these particulars or not. The Purchasers will be held to have satisfied themselves on all such matters. It is noted that:
• There is an overhead power line crossing the north of the land and it is believed that the wayleave payment has been capitalised.
• It is understood that there is a gas main, fibre optic cable and underground water main within the property. Plans showing the routes can be obtained from the Selling Agents upon request.
There will be several shared rights and responsibilities which will be agreed at the point of sale, but which may include a share in the cost of maintaining mutual boundary fences.

A clawback requiring a payment of 50% of any uplift in value arising from the grant of any planning permission (other than for solely agricultural or woodland purposes) during the period of 20 years from the date of the proposed sale. Such payment(s) shall become due on the earlier of:
1) A disposal of the property or any part thereof with the benefit of the relevant planning permission
2) The implementation of the relevant planning permission.

The land is currently leased on an annual grazing agreement which will end on 1st October 2022 and thereafter Vacant possession and entry will be given.

FBRSeed, Rose Lane, Kelso, TD5 7AP Tel: 01573 224381 SELLER’S SOLICITORS John Roddick & Son Solicitors 52 High Street Annan DG12 6AL Tel: 01461 202674

If you wish to make an offer for this property or would like us to inform you of a closing date for offers, it is important that you notify us in writing of your interest. Offers should be made in Scottish Legal form and addressed to the Selling Agents. The Seller shall not be bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer.

FBRSeed are approved agents for the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) who provide loan funding for farms and rural businesses. We may be able to provide assistance in securing finance for various purposes including purchase of land and property, restructuring existing debt, working capital, funds for diversification projects or farm building improvements. If you would like to find out more or discuss your proposals, in confidence, please call 01573 224381.

FBRSeed, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:
1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either in writing or by word of mouth. Any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents or the sellers. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive and it should not be assumed that the property remains as photographed. Any error, omission or misstatement shall not annul the sale, or entitle any party to compensation or recourse to action at law. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents, including for its current use. FBRSeed have not tested any services, equipment, or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise and ought to seek their own professional advice.
3. All descriptions or references to condition are given in good faith only. Whilst every endeavour is made to ensure accuracy, please check with us on any points of especial importance to you, especially if intending to travel some distance. No responsibility can be accepted for expenses incurred in inspecting properties which have been sold or withdrawn.
4. Anti-Money Laundering Regulation. The purchaser will be required to provide proof of ID to comply with anti-money laundering regulation.

Particulars prepared June 2022


Crowdieknowe Hill Waterbeck
Lockerbie DG11 3HQ


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