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Crumstane Farm

Duns, Scottish Borders, TD11 3LS

Offers Over £1,120,000


  • C-listed Georgian farmhouse (5 Bedrooms & 3 Public Rooms) requiring modernisation

  • Extensive range B-listed of farm buildings in a courtyard formation

  • Adaptable and productive block of pasture and arable land

  • Areas of amenity woodland and former mill pond

  • Modern hay shed and large yard area

  • Private but accessible location close to amenities

  • About 41.48 Ha (102.50 Acres) in total.

  • For Sale as a Whole or in 2 Lots

CLOSING DATE SET FOR WEDNESDAY, 24TH AUGUST 2022 AT NOON.

GENERAL
Crumstane is situated about half a mile to the south of the former market town of Duns, about 45 miles south east of Edinburgh in the heart of the Scottish Borders. The farm lies on the southern perimeter of …

CLOSING DATE SET FOR WEDNESDAY, 24TH AUGUST 2022 AT NOON.

GENERAL
Crumstane is situated about half a mile to the south of the former market town of Duns, about 45 miles south east of Edinburgh in the heart of the Scottish Borders. The farm lies on the southern perimeter of the settlement of Duns in an accessible position overlooking the rolling countryside beyond. The historic county of Berwickshire is a renowned farming area known for its mix of fertile arable land and excellent stock rearing ground.

Duns is a bustling former market town and provides an excellent range of local amenities including a wide variety of independent shops, supermarkets, professional services and High Street bank. The town boasts a primary school and the highly regarded Berwickshire High School which forms the heart of the local community.

The larger centres of Kelso and Berwick provide a wider range of amenities with prominent national hunt racing and an ice rink at Kelso with popular sports and arts centres found at Berwick.

The Scottish Borders is well known for its recreational, amenity and sporting opportunities and the farm enjoys a central position being a short distance from the Lammermuir Hills and the spectacular scenery found along the east coast of the county.

The agricultural nature of the area ensures it is well provided for by agricultural contractors, merchants and machinery dealerships, and the modern livestock markets in Stirling and St Boswells provide first class outlets for stock reared on the farm.

DESCRIPTION
Crumstane Farm comprises an attractive and compact farm located within the Central Borders, extending to approximately 41.48 Ha (102.50 Acres) in total including roads, yards and buildings. The property is equipped with a C-listed Georgian farmhouse and traditional B-listed farm steading and is accessed via a private farm road which leads off the A6105 which links Duns to Berwick.

The farmland comprises a mix of productive Grade 3.1 pasture and arable ground all lying within a ring fence which is bound to the east by the A6105. The land is generally of a southerly aspect rising from 93m above sea level adjacent to the minor public road which bounds the property to the south, to 130m to the north east of farm steading. The farmland is currently all down to pasture but would be well suited to arable production and other winter harvested vegetables with the remaining land split between amenity woodland, pasture and a former mill pond. The individual fields are all of a good size with stock proof fencing and benefit from excellent access from the farm steading via a network of internal farm tracks and a former dismantled railway line.

FARMING HISTORY
Crumstane Farm has been in same family since 1942 and was run as a traditional mixed farming unit with a cereals and pasture rotation until the current owner decided to diversify and established a farm park from 1990 to 2001. The farm has been run as a compact rare breed livestock unit from 2001 until the present day.

METHOD OF SALE
The sale of Crumstane Farm offers purchasers an opportunity to acquire the farm, either as a whole or in 2 lots.

Lot 1: Farm buildings and land extending to 36.28 Ha (89.65 Acres)
Lot 2: Farmhouse and land extending to 5.20 Ha (12.85 Acres)

LOT 1: FARM BUILDINGS AND LAND EXTENDING TO 36.28 HA (89.65 ACRES)
The farm buildings are situated just to the north of the farmhouse and adjacent to the farm road and they comprise an original B-listed range of mostly traditional farm buildings in a courtyard formation. The range of traditional buildings may present further development opportunities for alternative use subject to obtaining the necessary planning and listed building consents. The buildings are bound to south by the farm drive, to north west by a large former mill pond and an attractive orchard to the west.

The courtyard steading is predominantly of traditional stone construction under a mix of slate and tin roofs, comprising a bothy, various stores, stables, former cart shed, hen house, byre and a large granary. There is a more modern implement shed which is of a timber frame construction under a mono-pitch box profile roof. Further details of the building dimensions can be found on the steading plan contained within these particulars.

Modern Hay Shed (18.29m x 7.71m)
Located to the west of the traditional steading there is a modern hay shed of steel portal frame construction under a box profile roof with Yorkshire board side cladding and an earth and stone floor. Adjacent to the modern shed there is a large yard area currently used for machinery storage.

Farmland
The farmland within Lot 1 extends to 36.28 Ha (89.65 Acres) and lies to the east of the holding. The land has been classified as Grade 3.1 by the James Hutton Institute and is accessed directly from the farm steading via a network of internal farm tracks or the former dismantled railway which bounds the land to the south. The land lies between 100m above sea level at its lowest point to the south of the holding and 129m above sea level at its highest point to the north west of the holding. The land is currently all down to pasture and is split between 4 larger enclosures to the north of the farm with a number of smaller fields to the west of the farm steading.

LOT 2: FARMHOUSE AND LAND EXTENDING TO 5.20 HA (12.85 ACRES)
The farmhouse is located to east of the holding and south of the farm buildings and is accessed via a short drive which leads south of the farm steading culminating in an area of gravel to the front of the house providing ample space for parking for a number of vehicles.

Crumstane Farmhouse
The farmhouse forms an attractive C-listed Georgian farmhouse, of traditional stone construction under a slate roof and provides spacious accommodation over two floors which benefits from southerly views over the surrounding countryside. The house provides spacious and well laid out accommodation over two levels and benefits from a sufficient area of surrounding ground which may provide the opportunity for potential extension of the existing accommodation. The accommodation and room dimensions are set out in more detail in the floor plans contained within these particulars.

Garden Ground
The farmhouse benefits from a southerly aspect and a large area of garden ground which surrounds the house and is mostly laid to lawn, and enclosed by a number of mature trees providing shelter and amenity.

Farmland
The land accompanying the farmhouse extends to 5.20 Ha (12.85 Acres) and lies to the south and west of the farmhouse. The land has been classified as Grade 3.1 by the James Hutton Institute and sits between 93m above sea level at its lowest point to the south east of the holding and 103m above sea level at its highest point to the north of the farmhouse. The land is split into two principal enclosures which are down to pasture and would be suited to amenity or equestrian use, and a section of the former railway line.