4 bedroom farm for saleLongfields Farm, Jedburgh TD8 6PH
Under Offer 492 ac. | £2,500,000
- 492 acres (199.1 hectares)
A productive arable and stockrearing farm extending to about 492 acres (199 hectares) in area and situated in the heart of the Scottish Borders with good communications to the north and south.
The property includes a detached four bedroom farmhouse, a terrace of three farm cottages and a range of modern farm buildings and stabling. The land is then made up of about 443 acres (179.3 hectares) of arable and grassland with about 45 acres (18.2 hectares) of woodlands.
EPC rating is Band E for all occupied dwellings
For Sale as a Whole or in Four Lots
Offers over £2,500,000 are sought for the Whole
Longfields Farm is situated approximately 5 miles south of the historic town of Jedburgh in the heart of the Scottish Borders. The property is located a short distance from the A68 which provides excellent road links to both Edinburgh (51 miles north) and Newcastle (54 miles south). Both are served by international airports with a range of domestic and international flights. The new Borders railway provides regular services to Edinburgh and can be accessed at Tweedbank just south of Galashiels.
From Jedburgh take the A68 travelling south and after about 4 miles take the turning on the right for Bairnkine and Chesters. The access road to Longfields Farm steading is then located on the left after about another mile.
Longfields Farm is a productive arable and stockrearing farm extending to about 492 acres (199 hectares) which is offered for sale as a whole. The extent of the Four Lots is shown hatched and edged in red on the attached Sale Plan.
The property includes a detached four bedroomed farmhouse and a terrace of three farm cottages. Lying just beyond the farmhouse and cottages is a modern farmsteading where most of the buildings were erected in 2011. These farmbuildings include a large cattle court with central feed passage, a grain store and adjoining workshop with full length lean to implement shed, a further lean to implement shed, an outdoor silage pit with concrete floor and earth bank walls and a range of stables.
The land attached to the farm includes about 417 acres (168.76 hectares) of arable and rotational grass, about 26 acres (10.52 hectares) of permanent grass and about 45 acres (18.21 hectares) of woodland. The land rises from about 100 metres above sea level along the northern boundary to about 260 metres above sea level along the south western boundary and the fields are generally well fenced with access either to water from the private water supply or from natural sources.
The woodlands on the farm provide shelter for livestock and there is also good roe deer stalking in the area with potential for a pheasant shoot. The Jed Water adjoins the north eastern boundary of the farm and provides some useful trout fishing.
The cropping on the farm for the 2016 season includes about 101.70 acres (41.16 hectares) of winter barley, about 84.33 acres (34.13 hectares) of spring barley and about 35.14 acres (14.22 hectares) of winter wheat with about 21.99 acres (8.90 hectares) in fallow. The remaining agricultural area of the farm is then either in rotational or permanent grass.
The Vendors run a 120 head suckler herd of Limousin and British Blue cross cows on the farm which calve all year round with the progeny fattened and sold as stores. They also have a small lowland sheep flock of 80 ewes. The land has had regular applications of lime, phosphate and manure and the reported average yields are 2.5 tonnes an acre for spring barley, 3 tonnes an acre for winter barley and 4.5 tonnes an acre for winter wheat.
Jedburgh provides a range of local amenities including shops, banks, restaurants, a public swimming pool and both primary and secondary schools.
A wider selection of services can be found in Kelso with a wider range of shops as well as a National Hunt racecourse.
In addition to the extensive sporting opportunities which the property offers, pheasant shooting can be rented in the nearby Cheviot Hills as well as driven grouse shooting in the Lammermuirs. Excellent salmon fishing is available on the River Tweed.
The Roxburghe course at Kelso offers excellent golfing opportunities with further courses available at Hawick and Jedburgh.
Lotting and Guide Prices
The farm is offered for sale as a Whole or in Four Lots and the description of the Lots and the guide price for each Lot are as follows:-
Lot 1 -
A detached 4 bedroom farmhouse, a terrace of three farm cottages, a modern farm steading with stables and adjoining arable, grassland and woodland extending to 253.99 acres (102.79 hectares) in all. "Offers over £1,550,000"
Lot 2 -
A large arable field extending to 84.34 acres (34.13 hectares). "Offers over £350,000"
Lot 3 -
A ring fenced block of arable and grassland with two small areas of woodland extending to 122.50 acres (45.53 hectares) "Offers over £425,000"
Lot 4 -
Two fields and a small areas of woodland adjoining the Jed Water and extending to 41.19 acres (16.67 hectares) "Offers over £175,000"
The Whole "Offers over £2,500,000"
Particulars of Sale
A detached 4 bedroom farmhouse, a terrace of 3 cottages, a range of modern farm buildings and adjoining arable, grassland and woodland extending to 253.99 acres (102.79 hectares in all
The Farmhouse & Cottages
The farmhouse and cottages are situated in the middle of the farm and well back from the minor public road. They are all of traditional stone construction beneath pitched slate roofs with dormer windows to the front and rear and with single storey flat roofed extensions to the rear.
The accommodation in each of the dwellings is as follows:-
No 1 Longfields Cottage
This is an end terrace cottage which is in need of renovation with flat roofed outhouse, hall, store, bathroom and two rooms on the ground floor and two bedrooms on the first floor.
No 2 Longfields Cottages
This is a mid-terraced cottage with rear hall, bathroom, kitchen, front hall, sitting room and dining room on the ground floor and landing and two bedrooms on the first floor.
No 3 Longfields Cottages
This is an end terraced cottage, which has very similar accommodation to No 2 Longfields Cottages, with rear hall, kitchen, bathroom, front hall, dining room and sitting room on the ground floor with landing and two bedrooms on the first floor.
This is a detached dwelling with rear hall, laundry room, utility room, bathroom, kitchen with dining area, dining room, sitting room and two halls on the ground floor and two stairs up to two landings and four bedrooms on the first floor.
Nos 2 and 3 Longfields Cottages and Longfields Farmhouse all have the benefit of oil fired central heating with UPVC framed double glazing to the windows and external doors. Although No 1 Longfields Cottages is in need of renovation it also has the benefit of UPVC framed double glazed windows. There is a shared concrete drive to the rear of the farmhouse and three cottages and also a storage building/garage to the rear of the farmhouse. There is then a large shared garden area to the front of the farmhouse and cottages and all four dwellings have attractive views across adjoining countryside to the front.
Floor plans for the farmhouse and cottages are attached to these particulars but these are provided for identification purposes only.
The buildings now form excellent livestock housing and crop and implement storage for the farm and in more detail they comprise the following:-
(36.6 m x 33.6 m approx) steel framed with box profile sheeted roof, concrete panel walls with timber cladding above, central feed passage with concrete floor and part concrete/part hardcore floor within the cattle court. The building has capacity to house about 240 cattle.
Grain Store & Workshop
(36.6 m x 12.2 m approx) of steel portal framed construction with box profile clad roof and metal grain panel walling with up and over roller door and capacity for storing about 600 tonnes of grain. The end bay of this building is used as a fully enclosed workshop and has a lofted area and a side up and over roller door.
Lean-to Implement Shed
(36.6 m x 7.6 m approx) steel framed with a sheeted roof and sides and a concrete wall below with hardcore floor. There are 16 photovoltaic cells on the roof of this shed which generate sufficient electricity to supply the farm buildings. A Feed-in-Tariff payment of about £1,200 per annum is also received.
(24.4 m x 7.6 m approx) steel framed with sheeted roof and hardcore floor.
Covered Feed Area
(33.6 m x 7.0 m approx) with sheeted roof and sides and concrete floor.
(9.1 m x 6.7 m approx) steel framed with sheeted roof and side cladding and open front.
(36.6 m x 15.2 m approx) with concrete floor and earth bank walls.
(22.0 m x 3.70 m approx) timber framed on a concrete base and subdivided into six boxes.
This extends to about 250 acres (101 hectares) in area with about 210 acres (85 hectares) of arable and rotational grass and about 40 acres (16 hectares) of woodland. The land is made up of seven enclosures of arable and grassland with a number of areas of woodland situated mainly along the western boundary of this Lot. These woodlands provide useful livestock shelter and add to the sporting and amenity value of the property with good roe deer stock in the area and potential for a low ground pheasant shoot.
A single arable field extending to 84.34 acres (34.13 hectares)
This is triangular shaped and well fenced with good frontage to the A68 main road as well as good frontage and access off the minor public road leading up to the farmsteading at Longfields. Willowford Burn Plantation then adjoins the third side of this field which forms the boundary of Lot 1
112.50 acres (45.53 hectares) of arable and grassland with two small areas of woodland
This land has good access and frontage onto the minor public road as well as frontage onto the A68 main road. There is also access to field no 19 from a gateway on its northern boundary, which is accessed over a right of way past the village hall. This Lot is made up of three enclosures of land and two areas of woodland and the enclosures are all well fenced with field no 18 on the Sale Plan being in permanent pasture.
Two fields and an area of woodland extending to 41.19 acres (16.67 hectares)
This land is situated to the east of the A68 main road and adjoins the Jed Water. It is made up of one enclosure of arable land and one enclosure of rotational grass with a small area of riverside woodland. The fields are split by the concrete access road to Ferniehirst Mill and both of them have good frontage and access off the main road. There is about half a mile of trout fishing in the Jed Water adjoining this Lot.
General Remarks and Information
The farmhouse and cottages all have mains electricity and a private water supply with foul drainage to a shared septic tank installation. The farmhouse also has satellite broadband and a telephone line with nos.
2 and 3 Longfields Cottages having telephone lines and broadband.
Sporting and Mineral Rights
Insofar as they are owned by the Vendors these are included in the sale at no additional charge.
Fixtures and Fittings
All fitted carpets, floor coverings and light fittings in Longfields Farmhouse and nos 2 and 3 Longfields Cottages are included in the sale.
The Purchasers of Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 or the farm as a Whole will be required to purchase any growing crops and the silage in the silage clamp at the date of entry. They will also be required to pay for all cultivations carried out and any seeds, fertilisers, sprays and chemicals applied on any autumn sown crops.
The farmhouse and cottages are assessed for Council Tax as follows:
1 Longfields Cottages - Band A
2 Longfields Cottages - Band B
3 Longfields Cottages - Band B
Longfields Farmhouse - Band C
3 Longfields Cottages is let out under a Short Assured Tenancy at a rent of £450 per calendar month.
Entry and Vacant Possession
Entry and vacant possession of the property, with the exception of 3 Longfields Cottages, at a date to be mutually agreed.
Basic Payment Scheme
The Vendors have claimed on all of the eligible land under the 2016 Basic Payment Scheme and all payments under this Scheme for the current financial year will be retained by the Vendors. The agricultural land is all classified as Region 1 for Basic Payment Scheme purposes and the
entitlements held by the Vendors and claimed over the land are included in the sale and will be transferred to the purchaser(s) upon completion of the sale for their use in 2017 and thereafter. This is provided that the purchaser(s) are classified as active farmers by SGRPID and are able to hold entitlements under the Scheme.
Scottish Borders Council, Council Headquarters, Newtown St. Boswells, TD6 0SA, tel 01835 824000, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Wayleaves, Servitudes and Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all reservations, servitudes, rights of way and other matters whether public or private and whether constituted in the title deeds or not.
These include a vehicular right of access in favour of a third party over the private track running along the southern boundary of Lot 3 which leads to the mast which lies outwith the boundary of the farm. A nominal wayleave payment is also received from Scottish Power annually. There is also a servitude for a mains water pipe running along part of the western boundary of Lot 1 as well as along the western boundary of Lot 2.
It should also be noted that Longfields Farm has 50% ownership in the private farm road leading from the public road to the cottages and steading as shown marked A-B on the Sale Plan. The neighbouring Woodhouse Farm then owns the remaining 50% and the costs of maintenance are shared equally between them.
Offers for the property as a Whole or for any Lots should be submitted in Scottish Legal Form to C&D Rural, Lakeside, Townfoot, Longtown, Carlisle, CA6 5LY. Those parties wishing to be informed of a closing date for offers should notify the Selling Agents of their interest as soon as possible to ensure that they are contacted. The Vendors and the Selling Agents do however reserve the right to sell privately without imposing a closing date and do not bind themselves to accept the highest or any offer
The balance of the purchase price is payable on the date of entry and interest at 4% above the Clydesdale Bank base rate will be charged on the balance of the payment from the date of entry until paid.
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