Lot 1 HawksnestGalashiels, Scottish Borders, TD1 2QD
Offers Over £495,000
- Traditional stone-built 3-bedroom cottage
- A range of useful and adaptable modern and traditional farm buildings
- Located in a rural yet accessible location
- Block of pasture land currently used for grazing and fodder production
- About 13.12 Ha (32.42 Acres) in total
SITUATIONHawksnest Farm is located in a private position approximately 6 miles to the south west of the settlement of Lauder within the Scottish Borders, approximately 7.5 miles north of the town of Galashiels and some 30 miles south east of Edinburgh.The nearby towns of Lauder, Earlston and Galashiels all provide an excellent range of business services and recreational facilities, whilst Edinburgh is highly accessible either by road via the A68 or A7, or via rail with the Edinburgh-Borders railway being 3.5 miles away in Stow or Tweedbank 8 miles to the south.Galashiels is the commercial centre of the Borders and has a broad range of amenities including major supermarkets, shops, sporting and recreational facilities. The town is within easy reach of the Borders General Hospital and Scottish Borders Council Headquarters and has excellent road links with the other main Borders towns, Edinburgh and the North of England.The Scottish Borders is well known for its recreational, amenity and sporting opportunities and the farm enjoys a very central position within the county being a short distance from Southern Upland Way which leads south from the Lammermuir Hills, before crossing over the Tweed Valley. The area benefits from a plethora of golf courses and hunting with the Lauderdale, Berwickshire and Buccleuch Hounds, horse racing at Kelso, as well as salmon fishing on the River Tweed.Agriculturally, the local area is well provided for by merchants and suppliers, with the nearby St Boswells Mart (13 miles), Stirling Agricultural Centre, just outside Stirling (65 miles) and the Borderway Mart at Carlisle (68 miles) used as outlets for livestock which the area is renowned for producing.DESCRIPTIONHawksnest is a compact mixed farming unit and comprises an attractive residential dwellinghouse, range of modern and traditional farm buildings and approximately 80.15 Ha (198.05 Acres) of land in total including roads, yards and buildings. The farmland lies in a single block to the south and east of the farm steading and is bound to the east by the Allan Water. Currently all of the ground is down to pasture and used for a mix of grazing and fodder production. The farm benefits from a shared access road which leads from the minor public road highlighted A-B-C-D on the site plan.LOT 1: BALINTORE COTTAGE, FARM BUILDINGS AND LAND EXTENDING TO 13.12 HA (32.42 ACRES)Balintore CottageThe Cottage is located to the east of the farm buildings in a private and secluded position with views over the surrounding countryside to the east and south of the property. The cottage is of traditional stone construction with brick and breeze block extensions under a pitched slate roof. The property provides spacious accommodation over one level and the accommodation and room dimensions are set out in more detail in the floor plan contained within these particulars.GardenBalintore Cottage is accompanied by an attractive area of garden ground which extends to the east of the property and includes various areas of lawn, a vegetable patch and a small orchard. The garden is enclosed by a number of mature trees and hedging which provide shelter. There is a useful brick built garden store under a tin roof and the property also benefits from ample parking to the rear by way of a gravel drive and concrete yard adjacent to the farm buildings.Farm BuildingsThe farm buildings at Hawksnest are situated in a group and lie immediately adjacent to Balintore Cottage, they comprise:Cattle Court (16.9m x 8.59m)Of brick and steel portal frame construction under a corrugated roof with brick walls and a concrete floor.Machinery Shed (16.9m x 10.0m)Of brick and steel portal frame construction under a corrugated roof with brick walls and a stone floor.Lean-to Store 1 (6.13m x 4.76m)Of timber construction under a tin roof with tin side cladding and a stone/earth floor.Lean-to Store 2 (7.01 x 3.03m)Of brick construction under a tin roof with brick walls and a concrete floor.Byre (10.32m x 5.13m)Of stone construction under a corrugated roof with stone walls and a concrete floor.Traditional Barn (6.47m x 5.32m)Of brick and stone construction under a slate roof (timber ceiling) with brick/stone walls and a concrete floor. The small area of loft space above this building is specifically excluded insofar as it forms part of the title of the adjacent neighbouring residential property known as Hawksnest House.Feed BinOf metal construction fixed to a concrete plinth with a capacity of up to 10 tonnes.Kennel Shed (10.1m x 6.55m)Of stone and timber construction under a slate roof with stone walls and a stone floor.Log Store (5.79m x 4.76m)Of stone and timber construction under a slate roof with stone walls and a stone and concrete floor.Granary Building - Upper Floor (5.24m x 4.80m)Of stone and timber construction under a corrugated roof with stone walls and a timber floor, used as a store.Granary Building - Lower Floor (5.62m x 4.80m)Of stone and timber construction under a corrugated roof (timber ceiling) with stone walls and a stone floor, used as workshop.Modern Cattle Shed (30.05m x 13.1m)Built in 2011, of steel portal frame construction under a fibre cement roof with concrete panel walls, a concrete floor and a feed barrier along one side.Hay Shed (14.00m x 8.92m)Of steel portal frame construction under a tin roof and side cladding with an earth floor.Lean-to 3 (18.80m x 4.30m)Of timber frame construction under a tin roof and side cladding with an earth floor.Lean-to 4 (8.99m x 3.80m)Of timber construction under a tin roof with tin side cladding and an earth floor.Pump HouseLocated to the east of the house and steading there is also a brick-built pump house which serves the cottage and farm buildings but also a further 5 properties.FarmlandThe land at Lot 1 extends to approximately 13.12 Ha (32.42 Acres) in total including roads, yards and buildings. The majority of the farmland has been classified by the James Hutton Institute as Grade 4.2, with a small area of Grade 5.1 on the north eastern boundary. The land is split into 5 enclosures and is gently undulating but generally of an easterly aspect rising overall from 260m above sea level at its lowest point to the east of the holding to 300m at its highest point to the west of the farm steading. The fields can be easily accessed from the farm steading and would be well suited for the grazing of livestock or equestrian use.