AN attractive farming opportunity is going to a closing date in Stirlingshire.

Auchensalt Farm, near Thornhill, is a compact, ring fenced farm in an accessible location with productive land and planning consent to demolish the existing farmhouse and to construct a sizeable detached replacement dwelling.

Situated in an elevated south-facing position, the farm enjoys wonderful far reaching views over the Carse of Stirling towards the Gargunnock Hills and is close to the popular village of Thornhill. From the property, the Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle can also be seen clearly.

Extending to 140.08 acres and classified as Grade 3.2 throughout, it is well-suited to grazing and fodder production. Historically there has been a number of arable crops grown on the land in rotation.

The traditional three-bedroom farmhouse has its own garden to the front and is positioned to make the most of the lovely outlooks. Planning consent has been granted for the demolition of the farmhouse and construction of a new two-storey five-bedroom farmhouse.

Such is the interest in Auchensalt which was placed on the market on June 26, a closing date has now been set for 12 noon on Tuesday, July 28. Alistair Christie of Galbraith, who is handling the sale of the farm, said: “The sale of Auchensalt represents an excellent opportunity for the purchaser to establish a small farming business in a wonderful scenic area. In addition to the productive land, there are a range of modern and traditional farm buildings useful for a variety of purposes.

“The farmhouse could be upgraded but there is also planning permission for the demolition of the farmhouse and the construction of a modern five-bedroom home which would offer the purchaser significant potential to increase the value of the asset and create a bespoke family home. The views from the property are outstanding.

The farm is for sale as a whole for offers over £680,000, with the option to buy the property in two lots.