Land at Ardenlea

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scottish Borders, TD15 1XA

Offers Over £725,000

151.79 acres

  • Productive block of Grade 4.1 arable, pasture and grazing ground
  • Direct access onto adjacent minor public roads
  • Rural yet accessible location close to amenities
  • Forestry and Woodland creation potential, subject to planting consents
  • Potential to expand environmental interests through Natural Capital Schemes
  • About 61.43 Ha (151.79 Acres) in total
  • For Sale as a Whole

SITUATIONThe Land at Ardenlea is situated in a rural yet accessible location within very close proximity to the Scottish and English Border, approximately two miles north east of the village of Foulden. The land is situated approximately 3 miles west of the A1 which provides swift access to Berwick-Upon Tweed (5 miles to the south east), Edinburgh (50 miles) and to the North.The nearby villages of Ayton and Chirnside offer day to day amenities, with the former market town of Berwick-Upon Tweed and Tweedside Industrial Estate to the east offering a wider range of retail and business facilities. The surrounding area is well serviced with excellent transport links including an East Coast train station at Berwick providing swift access to Edinburgh and London, and a network of A-class roads providing easy access to much of the Scottish Borders, north of Northumberland.The area is well served by a wide variety of agricultural merchants and suppliers, and there are a number of agricultural contractors who can provide additional farming resources if required. The farm lies approximately 22 miles north of Wooler Mart and about 32 miles north east of St Boswells Mart providing a choice of outlets for livestock produced on the land.Traditionally this area of the Borders is known for its mixed farming units combining fertile land capable of producing excellent yields of a range of crops and extensive areas of pasture and grazing land well suited to the rearing of livestock. The area is also renowned for its spectacular countryside and its many rural pursuits including hill walking, mountain biking, horse riding and the sporting opportunities afforded by local Estates and the River Tweed and its tributaries.DESCRIPTIONThe Land at Ardenlea extends to approximately 61.43 Ha (151.79 Acres) in total and comprises a productive mix of arable, pasture and grazing ground with some areas of amenity woodland providing shelter and amenity to the holding. All of the Land at Ardenlea is registered as organic with the majority of the ploughable pasture land capable of arable production. The remainder of the land use is split between pasture used for grazing and areas of amenity woodland. The land is all situated in a contiguous block and benefits from two separate access routes which lead directly from the adjacent minor public road. The land has been principally classified as Grade 4.1 by The James Hutton Institute and is of a varying aspect rising overall from 135m to 198m above sea level.The organic pasture and high clover content are ideal for summer grazing of livestock and can be grazed late into the year due to the free draining nature of the soil. A continuous programme of fencing, drainage and reseeding works has been undertaken to provide premium quality forage and grazing, with the majority of the fields having been cropped for cereals in recent years. All of the land has benefitted from the regular application of farm manure generated from the cattle enterprise from the home farm at Peelham Farm, and the enclosures are served by either mains water fed troughs or natural source supplies.