Lot 1 Basket Farm
The farm steading at Basket is located to the north of the holding and accessed via a private farm road which leads from Calderside Road. The farm buildings are situated in a group. They comprise:
Shed 1 (54.50m x 26.40m) of steel portal frame construction under a corrugated sheet roof with concrete wall panels, Ventair side cladding and a concrete floor. There is a raised central feed passage and has capacity for up to 120 head
Shed 2 (24.00m x 20.00m) of steel portal frame construction under a box profile sheet roof with mixed brick and concrete panels over a stone floor.
Silage Clamp (27.00m x 32.00m) with concrete wall panels with earth bank reinforcing and a concrete floor.
The land at Basket Farm extends to about 89.33 Ha (220.73 Acres) which surrounds the farm steading and is bound to the west by the Calderside Glen. The land rises from 100m above sea level at its lowest point on the western boundary within the Calder Glen to 175m above sea level at the highest
point on the southern boundary adjacent to Calderside Road. Basket Farm and surrounding farmland benefit from good access with all land parcels being accessible either from the farm steading or adjoining public roads.
The current owners have undergone a programme of improving the land and several of the fields have been re-drained and new stock proof fencing has erected throughout. In more recent years an extensive programme of cultivation and re-seeding has taken place across the holding to improve the grass swards and a number of fields have grown cereals. All of the fields benefit for either a mains
water supply to field troughs or are fed by natural source.
Basket Farm has historically carried in the region of 85 beef cows with calves and all forage with all the cereals grown for home consumption. Located to the west of the holding there is a large area of amenity woodland which runs along the western boundary known as Calderside Glen.