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Stonypath Farmland & Farm Buildings, West Linton, Peeblesshire

Under Offer 794.3 ac. | £500,000

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  • 794.4 acres (321.5 hectares)

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Farm Buildings
The farm buildings are positioned to the south
of the farmhouse and are a combination of
traditional and more modern structures.

The buildings comprise:

Livestock shed. (22.7m x 12.2m).
In 4 bays of steel portal frame construction
with a corrugated roof.

Bull pens (14.1m x 4.2m).
Stone construction beneath a slate roof.

Traditional steading (20.5m x 4.9m).
Stone construction beneath a slate roof.

Hay shed (12.5m x 5.1m).
In 3 bays of steel construction beneath a
corrugated roof with brick walls and open front.

Store with loft above. (5.1m x 4.5m).
Brick construction beneath a corrugated roof.

Cattle court. (20.2m x 5.5m).
Stone construction beneath a slate roof.

General purpose shed. (27.4m x 8.8m).
In 6 bays of steel portal frame construction
with a corrugated roof and corrugated
cladding, block walls and open front.

Dutch barn. (13.5m x 8.9m).
In 3 bays of steel construction beneath a
corrugated roof and open front.

A sheep fank is situated to the west of the
steading and off the farm road.

Land
The land within Lot 2 extends to 794.38 acres
and comprises 97.31 acres of permanent
pasture suitable for silage, 3.98 acres of
permanent pasture, 653.13 acres of rough
grazing, 38.94 acres of woods and 1.02 acres
of miscellaneous ground.

It lies within a ring-fence and to the east of the
public road, with mainly a southerly aspect
and spectacular views of the Scottish Borders.
The land rises from 275 metres (902 feet)
above sea level on the Lyne Water to a high
point of 535 metres (1,755 feet) on the northern
boundary. Other hills include Cock Rig (355
metres) and Faw Mount (416 metres).

The pasture ground surrounds the farmhouse
and steading. It is mostly classified as Grade
4(1) by the James Hutton Institute and has road
access. The majority of the rough grazing land
is classed as Grade 5.

There are a number of areas of woods
comprising a combination of mixed native
species and conifers, which provide shelter
to livestock, sporting potential and amenity
for wildlife.

There is access to the rough grazing land via
internal farm tracks.

In addition to the Lyne Water, a number of burns
pass through the boundaries providing a natural
water supply, including the Carlops Burn.

Stonypath Farm is situated to the southern
end of the Pentland Hills about one mile to
the northwest of the village of West Linton.
The farm is conveniently situated for commuting
to Edinburgh, with the city bypass and city
centre 14 miles and 18 miles distant respectively.

West Linton is a pretty Conservation village with
a range of local amenities and services including
a primary school, health centre, bank, post
office and general store. The Whipman Festival
is held every summer in the village and is one
of the Borders' oldest festivals.

The thriving market town of Biggar (12 miles
southwest) provides a variety of general and
speciality shops for most daily amenities,
business and banking facilities, cafes and
restaurants and museum. The town has an
annual arts festival, the Biggar Little Festival,
and has traditionally held a bonfire at Hogmanay.
Peebles (15 miles southeast) is the county town
and tourist destination, featuring a traditional
High Street with a range of boutique shops and
a picturesque hinterland.

Straiton Retail Park, situated on the south side
of Edinburgh, is 14 miles distant and has a wide
range of superstores, and a Park & Ride into
the city. Edinburgh city centre is situated
18 miles to the north of the farm and has all
the high street shops, theatres, restaurants
and cultural opportunities to be expected of
Scotland's capital.

Primary schooling is available locally at West
Linton, with secondary education in Peebles
and Biggar. A wide range of private schools is
available in Edinburgh.

Stonypath Farm is well placed for all modes of
transportation. The A702 provides access north
to Edinburgh and to the south via the M74.
Rail services run from Carstairs Junction
(18 miles) to London, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Edinburgh Airport (22 miles) has regular flights
to London as well as many UK, European and
international destinations.

The surrounding countryside offers a wide
variety of leisure and recreational opportunities.
Biggar has a good range of leisure facilities
including tennis courts, a bowling green,
cricket club and rugby club.

In addition to an 18-hole golf course at West
Linton, other local courses are available at
Cardrona, Innerleithen and Peebles.

The Pentland Hills Regional Park is well worth
exploring with over 100km of hill walks and
wildlife trails plus cycling, horse riding and
orienteering. The nearby Meldon Hills and
Glentress Forest are particularly popular with
mountain bikers.

Trout fishing is available on the Upper Clyde
and several nearby lochs and reservoirs,
with salmon fishing on the Upper River Tweed.
As well as the sport available on the farm itself,
pheasant shooting and grouse shooting can
be rented locally. The Snowsports Centre at
Hillend is within easy reach on the edge of
the city bypass. It has an artificial ski slope
and restaurant.

The farm is situated in an area renowned for
its livestock farming and is well served with
agricultural suppliers. There is a livestock mart
at Lanark (23 miles).

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29 May 2016

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