CLOSING DATE SET FOR WEDNESDAY 30 JUNE 2021 at 12.00 noon - A “RING FENCED” BLOCK OF ORGANIC STATUS PLOUGHABLE GRASSLAND, WITH AMENITY WOODLAND AND CLEAR-FELLED WOODLAND STRIP
The land comprises a “ring fenced” block of farmland and woodland, totalling approximately 20.33 Ha (50.23 acres) comprising: ploughable grassland (divided into two fields) of approximately 16.58 Ha (40.96 acres); mixed mature amenity woodland of approximately 2.99 Ha (7.39 acres) and a recently clear-felled plantation (ready for re-planting) of approximately 0.76 Ha (1.88 acres). Main field access is taken at the north corner, off the shared farm access track (also a Public Right of Way), with secondary access taken from the same access track at the south west corner. The access track from the A702 is a shared private access, over which the land retains access rights.
The land is mainly internally fenced, with a number of stone walls in places. Stock drinking is provided by water troughs supplied from a mains supply.
The land lies at a height of between 300 metres within the south east corner and 330 metres within the north corner with gently sloping topography and a south and south easterly aspect.
The land retains a block of woodland comprising mixed mature mainly broadleaf trees along the north and east edges, which provides a good level of shelter and amenity. In addition, there is a narrow strip of former woodland (recently felled) along the west which requires to be replanted under felling licence arrangements (Felling Licence Permission Number: FPA-7035).
The land is located approximately one mile north of West Linton, 16 miles south of Edinburgh and 7 miles south of Penicuik, on the north western edge of Peeblesshire and southern edge of the Pentland Hills.
Travelling south from Edinburgh on the A702, the shared access track to the land is located on the right-hand side, off the A702, just after the turn off to “Rutherford Castle”, approximately 1 mile south of the village of Carlops. Travelling north from West Linton, the same turn off is on the left-hand side, approximately 1.5 miles from the village “30 mile” limit.
Follow the shared (unmade) track west to “Linton Muir” and turn left heading south. Pass Fairslacks Farmhouse and continue south. A short access track off to the field gate is approximately a quarter of a mile south of Fairslacks Farmhouse. Please note that this access track is rough in places and suitable only for 4×4 access.
The postcode for satnav purposes is EH46 7AS. It is strongly recommended that you do not rely on a satnav in this rural location and check on a route map prior to any viewing.
LAND USE CLASSIFICATION
The land is identified by the James Hutton Institute as Grade 4:2 for agricultural use and Class F5 for forestry use.
INTEGRATED ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROL SYSTEM (IACS)
All of the land is registered for IACS purposes. There is no Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlement offered with the land sale, however, the grassland qualifies for Region 1 Entitlement. All of the grassland is also subject to Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS) status.
The land is currently subject to Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) and Rural Priorities (RP) funding. The grassland currently benefits from Organic Land certification.
The land is offered on a Heritable title basis, with vacant possession.
THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND SERVITUDES
The land is 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 such respects. The land is crossed by a mains water pipeline.
In the event of planning permission being granted for any additional development or higher value change of use, on any part of the land, or any subsequent parts of the land, other than for woodland planting, the sellers will retain a right to seek an uplift payment. The basic terms of the “clawback” will be a payment of 40% of any uplift in value and the “clawback” will be applicable over a period of 25 years from the date of sale. The sellers will secure the “clawback” arrangements by way of a standard security over the whole of the land.
There are no Environmental Designations or Scheduled Ancient Monuments.
MINERAL RIGHTS AND SPORTING RIGHTS
Insofar as these rights form part of the seller’s title, they are included within the sale.
VIEWINGS AND FURTHER INFORMATION
For further information or to arrange an appointment to view please contact Walker Scott Ireland Ltd. Viewing is strictly by appointment. Please note that the fields may be grazed by stock (cattle and sheep) at the time of viewing and viewers must take all steps not to unduly disturb stock or put themselves in danger by approaching stock in a manner that might cause them disturbance. Interested parties are advised to note interest with Walker Scott Ireland Ltd in order to be kept informed of any closing date that is set. Please note, our client need not accept the highest offer, nor indeed any offer.
ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS
To comply with current Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, any offer presented must be accompanied with Notarised/certified photographic evidence of the purchaser’s identity and separate evidence of the purchaser’s residential address, or the offering parties must attend our offices with the original documents, before any acceptance of the offer can be confirmed and the property put “Under Offer”.
- Land is 20.33 hectare