Lot 3 Whitlaw FarmLauder, Scottish Borders, TD2 6QA
Offers Over £140,000
- Productive block of grazing ground
- A useful and adaptable range of modern and traditional farm buildings
- Buildings with future development potential (Subject to necessary planning consents)
- Large yard area providing ample space for storage
- Rural and secluded yet accessible location close to amenities
SITUATIONWhitlaw Farm is situated in a private position about 2 miles to the north west of Lauder, a popular small Borders town located in the upper valley of the Leader Water. The town benefits from a good range of amenities including a modern and well regarded primary school, church, shops, hotels, petrol station and modern health centre. Secondary schooling is at the popular and highly regarded Earlston High School with further school options at St Mary’s Preparatory School in Melrose or via the wider range of independent schools in Edinburgh.This desirable and highly accessible area of the Scottish Borders is only 20 miles south east of the Edinburgh City By-pass and is within very easy reach of nearby Earlston (9 miles), Galashiels (12 miles) and Kelso (20 miles) which provide an excellent range of business services and recreational facilities. Edinburgh City is highly accessible either via the A68 through Lauderdale or rail travel via the Edinburgh-Borders railway which is 7 miles away in Stow.Edinburgh Airport (35 miles) offers a wide range of domestic, European and international flights and Berwick-upon-Tweed lies 35 miles to the east and offers a regular rail service on the main east coast line to London King’s Cross (journey time approximately 3 hours 40 minutes). 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.Agriculturally, the local area is well provided for by merchants and suppliers, with the nearby St Boswells Mart (13.5 miles), Stirling Mart (67 miles) and the Borderway Mart at Carlisle (75 miles) used as outlets for livestock which the area is renowned for producing.LOT 3: FARM BUILDINGS AND LAND 6.24 HA (15.42 ACRES)Traditional BuildingsLocated to the west of the farmhouse there are number of traditional farm buildings, of stone and slate construction which are currently used for storage. Although largely redundant for agricultural purposes they may present the opportunity for development for alternative use subject to obtaining necessary planning consents. The buildings comprise:Traditional Barn / Stables (30.30m x 5.12m)Of traditional stone construction under a slate and corrugated roof with part concrete and cobbled floor. The building is split into a former mill room and stable with two loose pens.Traditional Stable/Store (31.79m x 5.55m)Of traditional stone construction under a slate roof with a stone floor.Modern BuildingsLocated to the north and south of the traditional building there is a further range of more modern and adaptable buildings which comprise:Cattle Court 1 (36.7m x 20.47m)Of steel portal frame construction under a box profile roof with an earth and stone floor. There is a cattle race to the rear of shed and feed barriers along front of the building.Store Shed (23.30m x 17.70m)Of steel portal frame construction under a corrugated roof with a concrete floor and stone walls. There is former grain intake pit at one end of the building which is now redundant.Cattle Court 2 (27.16m x 14.96m)Of steel portal frame construction under a corrugated roof with brick walls and a stone floor which is split on two levels.Cattle Court 3 (48.80m x 19.99m)Of steel portal frame construction under a box profile roof with concrete panel walls and a stone floor.Pole Barn (12.90m x 6.54m)Of timber frame construction under a tin roof with an earth floor.Straw Shed (12.9m x 11.7m)Of steel portal frame construction under a corrugated roof with a stone and earth floor.Sheep Shed (14.9m x 4.63m)Of timber frame construction under a corrugated roof with a concrete plinth.Grain Tower100 tonne moist Grain Tower.Yard AreaThere is an area of hard standing located to the north and south of the farm buildings which provides ample space for fodder and machinery storage.The purchaser of Lot 3 will benefit from a right of access over the area ground to the south of modern cattle shed shown in green on the sale plan.In addition, please note the Modern Straw Shed and part of the yard area to the north of the farm steading (outlined in yellow on the sale plan) will be subject to licence to occupy arrangement in favour of the sellers until 30th of April 2024.FarmlandThe land within Lot 3 extends to approximately 6.24 Ha (15.42 Acres) in total including roads, yards and buildings. The farmland principally lies to the south of the farm steading and has been classified as Grade 4.2 and 5.1 by The James Hutton Institute. The land is currently split into 3 enclosures and sits approximately 236m to 262m above sea level at its highest point on the south eastern boundary of the property. The fields can be easily accessed from the steading and access roads and would be well suited for the grazing of livestock and other forms of amenity use.THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND SERVITUDESThe farm is accessed via a private road that leads west from the adopted public road at Lauder Industrial Estate. The private road is shared with another 4 proprietors and also forms part of the Core Path which leads west from Lauder. Any repair or an obligation to contribute towards the cost of the upkeep of the farm road is shared on a user basis.The “Girthgate Course” which was originally a Medieval Road and now forms a public right of way crosses part of the hill ground towards the western boundary of Lot 2. There is also a right of way passing through Lot 4.The Modern Straw Shed and part of the yard area to the north of the farm steading (as outlined on the sale plan) will be subject to licence to occupy arrangement in favour of the Sellers until 30th of April 2024.The purchaser(s) of enclosures 8-12 to the west of Lot 2 and land forming Lot 4 will be responsible upon occupation of the subjects of sale to comply fully with a restricted grazing regime as part of the neighbouring woodland plantation scheme which lies to the north of the subjects of sale. Further details are available from the Selling Agents.In conjunction with the neighbouring woodland plantation scheme, the purchaser of Lot 4 will be fully responsible upon occupation of the subjects forming Lot 4, for all future maintainence, repair and renew of the deer fence, which will run along the north eastern boundary of the enclosure between points C-D-E on the sale plan. Further details are available from the Selling Agents.There is private water pipe which crosses part of the land forming Lot 3 and serves the properties known as Whitlaw Farmhouse, Whitlaw Cottage, Trabrown Hill, and Ladypart House.The purchaser of Lot 3 will benefit from a right of access over the area ground to the south of modern cattle shed which is shown in green on the sale plan.In addition, please note the Modern Straw Shed and part of the yard area to the north of the farm steading (outlined in yellow on the sale plan) will be subject to licence to occupy arrangement in favour of the sellers until 30th of April 2024.In the event the farm is sold in lots, a deed of condition will be entered into by the purchasers governing access, maintenance, shared access, service media and boundaries.The subjects are sold together with, and subject to, all existing rights of way, servitudes, wayleaves and others whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise, and purchasers will be deemed to have satisfied themselves in all respects thereof.