Due to the interest shown in this property we are instructed by our clients to set a CLOSING DATE for best offers on WEDNESDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2020 AT 12.00 NOON.
The sale of East Learmouth provides a rare opportunity to acquire an exceptional diverse residential, agricultural and sporting Estate located in the heart of the Tweed Valley in a lovely private situation.
The Estate is well shaped and lies within a single ring fence divided only by the minor public roads which run through it. The topography is gently rolling with most of the land lying between the 30m and 60m contours and running up to a top height of 89m at Sandy's Folly Plantation. The Estate's large, well shaped fields are entirely suited to modern agricultural practices. Most of the land is classified as Grade 2 under the Ministry Land Classification Plan.
Soils vary, but generally constitute easily worked, fertile, deep, free draining, light-medium loams (Wick Association) which have the versatility to grow a wide variety of combinable crops and vegetables including potatoes. The arable land benefits from a full underground irrigation system which draws from the reservoir in enclosure 17.
Field drainage is good and the land is clean with no significant weed ingress. The Duddo Burn, a minor tributary of the River Tweed, runs through the farm and this, together with one or two other smaller streams and a number of field troughs, provide water to most of the permanent grass. The Estate is served by several minor, unclassified public roads. These, together with the good private hardcore track running through the main eastern block and several other shorter internal tracks, enable direct access to the majority of fields.
Most of the arable land is sown down to winter wheat, winter oilseed rape, winter and spring barley (grown to malt) with a further 130 acres or thereabouts of main crop potatoes grown for chipping. In recent years dairy young stock has been summered on the grass although, latterly, much of the grass has been licensed for seasonal grazing purposes.
East Learmouth steading provides extensive cover and includes a purpose built potato store. Planning consent (now lapsed) for conversion of the secondary steading at Branxton Buildings to three dwellings was obtained in 2013.
East Learmouth House is a handsome traditional family house with tremendous scope. Centrally situated just east of the main steading, it overlooks a lovely garden with ornamental ponds and open views to Monylaws Hill to the south east.
Additionally, there is a modern bungalow, five traditional farm cottages all of which have been substantially modernised, and a recently converted house within the farm steading.
The Estate woodland combined with the natural topography provides the basis for a well established quality driven pheasant shoot.
The property is offered for sale either as a whole or in two separate lots:
Lot 1: 863.90 acres (349.61 hectares) including all eight dwellings and the main farm steading.
Lot 2: 279.03 acres (112.92 hectares) including the secondary steading at Branxton Buildings.
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