6 bedroom farm for sale

Whitsome Laws Farm, Duns, Berwickshire, TD11

Guide Price £5,250,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Whitsome Laws has been farmed by the Fleming family for over 80 years and is a compact, well shaped, top quality commercial arable farm in a first class farming area. The holding has been sympathetically farmed on a traditional mixed system and, as a consequence, soil fertility is high.

Most of the land lies between the 60m and 80m contours with the farmstead situated on a low ridge which runs through the farm on an east - west axis. Average annual rainfall is approximately 725mm. Virtually all the land is classified as grade 3.1 under the MacAulay Land Capability Plan. Fields are large and well shaped with minimal waste.

Soils comprise deep, fertile, relatively stone free clay loams (mainly Whitsome series) well suited to the consistent production of high yielding cash crops, particularly of winter wheat. In recent years the field drainage systems have been improved on virtually an annual basis. Fencing is generally good and there are a number of well maintained hedges, mainly quicks, throughout the farm. There is trough water to all fields except one. Soil indices are excellent and the land is clean with no significant weed ingress. The majority of fields can be accessed either direct off the public road or via internal hard track.

Whitsome Laws has been farmed on a traditional system and the land is presented in excellent heart. The farm carries approximately 130 suckler cows, mainly Simmental cross and South Devon cross, with bullocks being sold as suckler calves and heifers either for breeding or fat on an 18-20 month system. All FYM is returned to the land. Approximately 250 acres of mixed cereals are grown each year with the principal crops being winter wheat, winter and spring barley and spring oats grown to mill. The farm is registered both through SQC and QMS.

There is a useful modern steading which again has been improved in recent years and which includes two sizeable cattle courts, various general purpose sheds, a new silage pit and purpose built grain storage for approximately 800 tonnes.

Whitsome Laws Farmhouse benefits from wonderful southerly views and has been tastefully upgraded and modernised by Mr and Mrs Fleming to provide first class family accommodation with a lovely garden to the front.

Additionally, there are two detached cottages, both of which have been modernised and which again benefit from spectacular views. A third dwelling, Wild Cat Cottage, was sold out of the farm approximately 23 years ago.

***CLOSING DATE SET - THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2016 - 12.00 NOON***


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  • Berwick-upon-Tweed (10.9 mi)
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Edwin Thompson, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

44-48 Hide Hill, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, TD15 1AB

03339 873602 Local call rate

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