Escape to the country: Scottish farms for sale right now

Escape the rat race with one of these Scottish country farm properties, which tick all the boxes for those looking for a more relaxed way of life in an accessible location.

David Corrie, Senior Surveyor and head of residential sales in Galbraith's Castle Douglas office, said: “Dumfries and Galloway is known for its spectacular scenery and has been especially popular this year with those looking for the dream rural lifestyle for their family.

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"The region has some exceptionally beautiful countryside but is generally less expensive than other scenic areas of Scotland.

"A rural farm offers amenity land, development potential and a lovely family home, all in one package.”

David Corrie added that demand for amenity land has not diminished despite the current economic situation: “There is continuing strong demand for smallholdings and lifestyle farms from customers based all over the UK.

"We have sold over a dozen such properties in 2017, priced between £200,000 and £525,000.

"These have ranged from larger properties which offer the purchaser the opportunity to continue an established small-holding, with sheep or cattle, to country houses with only three or four acres of land in total, perhaps used for grazing or a paddock.

This sector of the property market is extremely buoyant.”

Gilchristland Farm

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Near Thornhill, this small rural estate has a modern farmhouse and a range of traditional and modern farm buildings with fenced pasture, woodland and rough grazing.

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The house, which has some lovely original features and a stunning kitchen, also offers five double bedrooms, four reception rooms, a separate two-bedroom attic flat and a games room with kitchenette.

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The property also has a former walled garden, tennis courts, stables, traditional farm buildings, stalking and rough shooting. The land extends to 62 acres in all.

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The Nith Valley is a designated Regional Scenic Area and the property has lovely views over the valley.

Gilchristland Farm is on the market with Galbraith for offers over £750,000

Kirkland Farm

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Near Newton Stewart, this wonderful small farm with holiday cottage offers a beautiful place to stay plus the opportunity for further development potential.

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The main farmhouse has three bedrooms, two reception rooms, kitchen with Aga and separate utility room, pantry, cellar and log store.

The house has retained many attractive original features and sash windows.

The separate U-shaped steading has a two-bedroom holiday let in one wing.

Outline planning permission has been granted for two further conversions and three holiday cottages and a farm shop and tea room.

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There are also single bank river fishing rights (salmon) and sporting rights, as well as about 100 acres in total.

For local amenities, Newton Stewart is just one mile away.

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Kirkland Farm is on the market with Galbraith for offers over £700,000.

Lochwood Farm

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Galbraith has recently announced the sale of Lochwood Farm, near Glasgow.

This amenity farm with development potential is situated in a very accessible location, and is for sale as a whole for £545,000, or in six lots.

Lochwood Farm comprises a compact farming and amenity unit situated in a rural location close to Gartcosh, approximately eight miles east of Glasgow.

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The property benefits from a traditional farmhouse, a range of traditional buildings which are located centrally within the holding, and an area of agricultural land extending to about 42.21 Ha (104.30 Acres) in total.

The farmland is located in two blocks with the majority of the farmland situated to the north of the property with a further enclosure to the far west of the holding, separated by the M73.

The farm is equipped with a range of traditional steading buildings which currently benefit from detailed planning consent for conversion to six residential units, ranging from two to four-bedroom homes, forming a traditional courtyard setting.

Bogbain Farm

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Househunters seeking a tranquil country lifestyle with plentiful land and stunning views will find the perfect home in Bogbain Farm.

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The property is a spacious traditional three-bedroom farmhouse located in approximately 2.5 acres of grazing land set in beautiful countryside on the outskirts of Tain.

Bogbain Farm is in need of some refurbishment but would make the ideal purchase for any DIY savvy buyer keen to make their personal mark on and transform a property into a dream family home.

Set in stunning gardens, it would also make the perfect rural getaway for anyone seeking a secluded haven.

Included in the sale are two large stores, extensive outbuildings and two paddocks all of which offer multiple opportunities and new projects.

Bogbain Farm is being marketed through Inverness-based land and estate agents Bell Ingram and is for sale as a whole for offers over £250,000.