Greenlaw Farm, No.50 Holding, Foulden, Berwickshire, Scottish Borders. TD15 1UF
Greenlaw Farm, No.50 Holding, Foulden, Berwickshire
Offers Over £765,000
|City||Berwick upon Tweed|
Greenlaw Farm Is located in south Berwickshire in an area which is renowned for its productive farmland and is an excellent livestock and arable farming area. Berwickshire is also well known for unspoilt countryside, stunning beaches and rolling hills.
The farm lies in an accessible, yet rural, location being only 4 miles from the A1(T). Berwick upon Tweed lies 5 miles to the east and has an East Coast railway station offering connections to Edinburgh and Newcastle in under an hour and London in under 4 hours. There are international airports at both Edinburgh and Newcastle.
The village of Chirnside lies 4.5 miles to the west and provides a range of local services including a post office, village shop, primary school and doctors surgery. Further afield Duns and Berwick upon Tweed offer a broader range of facilities including supermarkets, banking and sports centres. Excellent modern high schools can be found at Duns and Eyemouth with private education available locally at St Mary’s, Melrose and Longridge Towers, Berwick upon Tweed as well as other schools in and around Edinburgh.
The area is well served with local agricultural dealers and grain merchants, with livestock markets held at Wooler (22 miles) and St Boswells (33 miles).
Located within the beautiful Borders countryside, Greenlaw Farm is ideally situated to enjoy all this stunning region has to offer. Abundant recreational, amenity and sporting opportunities can be found nearby including golf, walking, rugby and cricket. Excellent hacking is available locally as well as top quality fields sports including hunting, pheasant, partridge & grouse shooting and fishing on the Rivers Tweed and Till. The Berwickshire and Northumbrian coastlines lie close by boasting award winning beaches, rocky coves and cliffs providing bird watching, sea fishing, scuba diving and surfing.
At the end of the First World War the Board of Agriculture for Scotland compulsorily purchased land at Foulden, Mordington and Lamberton to form smallholdings for occupation by returning servicemen. Greenlaw Farm is one of only two remaining smallholdings owned by Scottish Government and is now being offered for sale.
Although the land has been in grass for a number of years, Greenlaw Farm lies on productive land and is very capable of being farmed in an arable rotation. The sale presents an opportunity for the expansion of an existing farming enterprise, or alternatively, is the ideal property for those with lifestyle or equestrian interests.
The land lies between the 60 metre and 80 metre contours and is predominantly south facing with an average annual rainfall of approximately 700mm. All fields are classified as grade 3.1, with the exception of field 1, which is classified as grade 2. The soils comprise deep, fertile, relatively stone free clay loams of the Whitsome Series and are well suited to the consistent production of high yielding cash crops, particularly winter wheat.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
There are no Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements included with the sale.
The farm is not currently under any form of Agri-Environmental Agreement.
SERVITUDE RIGHTS, EASEMENTS AND OUTGOINGS
A right of access is granted in favour of Scottish Water along the track to the north of field 7.
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 property is sold subject to the rights of public access under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The purchaser(s) will be held to have satisfied themselves of all such matters.
Strictly by appointment with the selling agents.
From the A1 at Berwick upon Tweed, take the A6105 towards Chirnside and Duns. After approximately 4 miles you will enter Foulden and take the first turning on the left signposted for Kerrigan Way. From Chirnside take the A6105 towards Berwick upon Tweed. Continue through Foulden and take the last right turn before leaving the village signposted for Kerrigan Way. As the road at Kerrigan Way veers left take the turning straight on and continue for approximately 200m where the property will be straight ahead.
The property is offered for sale either as a whole or in two separate Lots. In the event that the property is sold in Lots each individual Lot will be granted such rights as are necessary to enable the property to be serviced and enjoyed.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale with vacant possession by private treaty with entry by arrangement between the parties.
A closing date for offers may be fixed and interested parties are advised to register their interest with the selling agents. The vendor shall not be bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer. Offers in Scottish Legal Form should be submitted to the selling agents.
PAYMENT OF PURCHASE PRICE
Missives must be concluded within four weeks of an offer being accepted, otherwise the vendor will be considered free to sell elsewhere. On conclusion of missives a non-refundable deposit of 10% of the purchase price will be paid by the purchaser(s) to the vendor’s solicitor, with the balance of the purchase price being paid on completion, failing which interest will be become payable on the outstanding amount at 4% above the Bank of Scotland Plc base rate.
GREENLAW FARM, NO 50 HOLDING
The farmhouse is a detached bungalow in need of modernisation. The house has been uninhabited for a number of years but presents an opportunity to either redesign or rebuild, subject to planning. The main walls are of roughcast brick construction under a slate roof. The windows are double glazed in timber frames.
The accommodation includes:
Entrance vestibule and hall with built in cupboard
Living room (4.70m x 3.56m) with tiled open fireplace and built in cupboard
Kitchen (3.55m x 3.32m) with log burner and cupboard/pantry
Rear entrance vestibule with large storage cupboard off
Bedroom 1 (3.94m x 3.18m) with tiled open fireplace and built in cupboard
Bedroom 2 (3.33m x 3.32m) with tiled open fireplace and built in cupboard
Bathroom (1.84m x 1.69m)
Bedroom 3 (2.84m x 2.29m) with built in cupboard
There is a garden to the south and east aspect of the property.
COUNCIL TAX: C
An extensive range of traditional buildings lies at the entrance to the property on a relatively level site with excellent access off the road serving the property. The buildings have been largely untouched in recent times and retain many of their original features which present considerable opportunity, subject to appropriate planning consent, to develop the steading into residential accommodation taking advantage of the wonderful southerly views towards the Cheviot Hills.
The buildings comprise:
1) Open fronted garage built of brick with asbestos sheet roof (10.35m x 5.0m)
2) Lean-to store with corrugated iron sheeted roof and walls
3) Traditional stone built range with open fronted cart shed, byre and two stores all with loft over (24.15m x 5.80m)
4) Former straw barn with stone and brick walls and asbestos sheeted roof (9.20m x 6.10m)
5) Steel portal frame cattle court with asbestos sheeted roof (18.45m x 11.10m)
6) Traditional built range with stone and brick walls under asbestos sheet roof including tree stores and a workshop (21.50m x 5.80m)
7) Traditional built range with stone and brick walls under asbestos sheet roof with formers stables and byre (11.10m x 5.80m)
8) Byre built out of brick with asbestos sheet roof (5.50m x 5.50m)
9) Range of two stores with brick walls and box profile roof (11.10m x 5.65m)
10) Small store (7.34m x 4.17m)
11) Byre built out of roughcast brick with asbestos sheeted roof (10.20m x 5.31m)
12) Small store with mono pitched roof (3.97m x 3.46m)
13) Former pig styes with half height brick walls
14) Store with precast vertical concrete panel walls under asbestos sheeted roof (9.88m x 6.50m)
The land has been laid to grass for a number of years, but all fields are able to be able to be sown with arable crops and are capable of producing high yields. The fields are well shaped with good fencing in part and include some internal hedges. Mains water is available to fields 4, 7 & 8.
Greenlaw Farm is offered for sale in the following Lots:
Lot 1: 24.81ac (10.04ha) to include the farmhouse, farm buildings and 21.10ac arable grass.
Lot 2: 57.38ac (23.22ha) to include 56.95ac arable grass.
Sporting rights are excluded from the sale.
Electricity: Mains electricity is available to the farmhouse and to the majority of the buildings.
Water: Mains water serves the farmhouse, the farm buildings and troughs in fields 4, 7 & 8.
Drainage: Private to a septic tank.
The north part of field 1 is the preferred location of new housing in Foulden but has not been included in the most recent Local Development Plan. A development clawback of 30% will attach to this field and will apply to the uplift in value as a result of the grant of planning permission for alternative uses within a period of 25 years from the date of completion.
None. The property is available with vacant possession.
BOUNDARY WALLS AND FENCES
Insofar as is known, all boundary maintenance liabilities are shared equally with the adjoining owners with the exception of the boundaries against public roads which are to be maintained by the owners of Greenlaw Farm.
In the event that the property is sold in Lots the purchaser shall arrange for a stockproof fence to be erected between fields 4 and 9 within 30 days of completion.
Mineral rights are included insofar as they are owned.
The land lies within the Lothian and Borders Nitrate Vulnerable Zone but there are no other known special landscape designations, scheduled monuments, listings or other potentially prejudicial statutory notifications affecting the property.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
The sheep handling facilities in field 8 are specifically excluded.
There will be no ingoing valuation.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Given the potential hazards of a working farm we request that you take as much care as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around farm buildings and livestock. Please note that access to the farmhouse and buildings is taken at your own risk.
Any offer by a purchaser(s) who is resident outwith the United Kingdom must be accompanied by a guarantee from a banker who is acceptable to the vendors.
An information pack containing more details on the property will be available upon signing of a confidentiality agreement.
The plans incorporated within these particulars are based upon the Ordnance Survey with the sanction of the Controller of HM Stationery Office. Crown Copyright is reserved (ES753270). These plans are published for the convenience of the prospective purchaser(s) only. Their accuracy is not guaranteed.
GUIDE TO INTERESTED PARTIES
Whilst we use our best endeavours to make our sales details accurate and reliable, please contact us if there is any point which you wish to clarify. We would be pleased to check this information for you, particularly if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.
A productive smallholding in an excellent farming area with development potential.
Three bedroomed bungalow in need of modernisation
Extensive range of traditional buildings with development potential
78.05 acres arable grassland
82.19 acres (33.26 hectares) or thereabouts in total.
For sale by private treaty with vacant possession as a whole or in two Lots.