LAND AND IRONAGE FORT AT BRAIDWOOD FARM
The land at Braidwood is situated in a highly scenic and easily accessible location close to the historic town of Penicuik (3miles) and is a short distance from Edinburgh City Bypass (6.5miles) The land sits on the southern edge of the Pentland Hills Regional Park adjacent to the A702 trunk road linking Edinburgh to Biggar and beyond to the M74. There is one access point with a bellmouth entrance.
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The land at Braidwood provides a wonderful and rare opportunity to acquire about 90 acres of grazing land. The land is predominantly south facing and there are wonderful, far reaching views to the east towards Edinburgh and East Lothian, west towards Biggar and south over the North Esk Valley and beyond.
The land is currently used for amenity and grazing purposes however, it has excellent potential for a variety of further uses including the keeping of horses and stock, trekking and cycling pursuits, amenity, tourism, camping, engagement with the community and educational purposes. The current owners let some of the land to a neighbouring farmer on seasonal grazing agreements which generate a useful income.
The land is currently split into three productive parcels which are well fenced and can all be accessed from the track which runs through the land. The fields benefit from several natural spring water supplies and two mains water pipes pass through. At its lowest point, the land lies at 280m and rises to 350m above sea level and is classified by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research as Class 4.1 & 6.2. The land is available as a whole or in individual lots.
Lot 1 comprises one parcel of land which extends to about 25 acres in total. The land is down to grass and features a historic Ironage Fort at its highest point, Camp Hill. The pasture is lightly grazed at present and it is well fenced with good shelter for stock.
Lot 2 is the largest of the lots extending to about 41 acres. The land at lot 2 is down to grass which is best suited to grazing. Some areas, specifically on the eastern side, are suitable for growing fodder crops. In the south west corner there is a timber shelter belt which is reported to have approximately 125 tonnes of standing timber. There are also a number of mature hardwood trees.
Lot 3 lies adjacent to the main road and is about 17 acres. The land is down to grass and it is well suited for grazing and the production of hay and silage crops.
Acreage: 90.43 Acres
The land can be found off the A702 Edinburgh to Biggar road.
The closest postcode for satellite navigation purposes is EH26
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