Midburn Farm extends to approximately 64.81 Ha (160.15 Acres) split into two parcels by the minor public road each within a ring fence. The farm is located in an accessible location approximately half a mile to the west …
Midburn Farm extends to approximately 64.81 Ha (160.15 Acres) split into two parcels by the minor public road each within a ring fence. The farm is located in an accessible location approximately half a mile to the west of the A68 between Carfrae Mill and Lauder. The position of the farm and its excellent access has allowed the current owner to let much of the steading to third parties for storage businesses. The farm land which faces east rises gradually from about 190 metres to 240 metres above sea level. The land has been classified by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research as being mainly Grade 3 and 4. The land is divided into 10 enclosures and it extends to approximately 153 Acres of arable together with approximately 3.71 Acres of rough land and ponds. The remaining land is roads, yard and the steading complex.
Midburn can grow good crops of cereals and other crops, and in recent years Drysdales of Cockburnspath have rented the land to grow swedes. The majority of the land has been cropped with approximately 5 Acres of grass let on seasonal grazing agreement each year. The majority of the steading is currently let for a variety of purposes each providing additional income. Further details are available from the Selling Agents.
There is a substantial farm steading at Midburn Farm of modern portal framed sheds.
The Lauderdale Valley bottom lies on old red sandstone with several fault lines. A Soil Survey of Scotland indicates that the eastern end of the farm is comprised mostly of freely drained brown forest soil known as Lauder, and most of the westerly end consists of Kedslie, a brown forest soil of the Ettrick Forest association. Most of the farm is classified as Grade 3 and 4 by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research and Land Classification scheme.
The individual field enclosures are all of a reasonable size and are fenced with all of the arable land being ploughable and well suited to cereal production. The land is currently divided into 10 enclosures with the majority of the pasture ground and a small area of amenity woodland being situated adjacent to the steading and benefiting from access to a combination of natural water supplies and field troughs. There is an attractive duck flighting pond within enclosure 3. The majority of the fields are accessed directly off the public road with a right of access along a hardcore track which leads from the public road up past Greenhead