The property is well situated for easy access to the Edinburgh City Bypass and the city centre (10 miles). The bypass is 5.2 miles to the north and gives access to the south, east and west of the city, Edinburgh International Airport and the motorway network. The A702 and A701 provide good links to the M74 to the south.
Penicuik has an excellent range of local facilities, including shops, a post office and both primary and secondary schools. Only a short distance away the professional and cultural hub of Edinburgh also offers a selection of independent schools. There is an excellent bus service from Auchendinny to central Edinburgh passing by the comprehensive offering of stores and supermarkets at Straiton.
The locality is ideally positioned for outside recreation. Roslin Glen Country Park is on the doorstep and The Pentland Hills Regional Park is popular for walking, mountain biking and fell running alike and is home to the Midlothian Ski Sports Centre. There are a number of local golf courses including Glencorse, Kings Acre and Broomieknowe, with all the links courses of East Lothian easily accessible via the City Bypass.
The land at Firth is a parcel of productive pasture land extending to 45.22 acres in total. It is accessed via a minor road (the B7026) which leads to the hamlet of Firth. The land is largely surrounded by mature trees providing shelter and adding greatly to the overall amenity of the area. The property historically formed part of a larger farm before being split off in 1986 and in more recent years has been used for livestock grazing. All the fields are fenced for stock and benefit from either natural watering points or piped water to troughs.
This peaceful yet highly accessible property benefits from planning permission in principle to build a new family home with exceptional views of the Pentland Hills.
The land at Firth is offered for sale as a whole or in up to three lots, as follows:
Lot 1 Proposed house site extending to 7.43 acres – Offers over £160,000
Lot 2 Field and woodland extending to 12.14 acres – Offers over £40,000
Lot 3 Fields and woodland extending to 25.66 acres – Offers over £50,000
Lot 1 comprises a site extending to 7.43 acres benefitting from planning permission in principle for the erection of a dwelling and associated outbuildings (Reg. No. 18/00346/PPP). The site currently forms part of a larger field and sits to the south of the hamlet of Firth in an attractive situation with fine views westwards to the iconic Pentland Hills. The site is not currently connected to services but mains water and electricity is available nearby. Drainage would be to a private system.
Lot 2 comprises a single pasture field extending to 9.78 acres with the remaining 2.36 acres mainly made up of a woodland running along the western edge which bounds a burn on the property boundary. The field is currently grazed and is fenced for stock with access taken off the public road running to the south of the field. It is largely surrounded by mature trees or hedges which provide useful shelter for stock and would be well suited to horse grazing.
Lot 3 is situated to the east of the access road and is best accessed via a private track running along the southern edge of Field 2. This attractive parcel of land extends to 25.66 acres and is contained within a contiguous block and includes three pasture fields intersected by a mature woodland which runs along the northern boundary and down to a burn which flows into the River Esk.
Strictly by appointment with Savills. Given the potential hazards of a working farm, we request you take care when viewing the property.
Entry and possession
Entry and possession will be by arrangement.
Servitude Rights, Burdens, Wayleaves and Statutory Public and Other Access Rights
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing servitude and wayleave rights, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private. The property is also sold subject to the rights of public access under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The purchaser(s) will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others following their solicitors’ examination of the title deeds.
If the property is sold in lots appropriate rights of access, servitude and wayleave will be granted and reserved as appropriate.
There is a wayleave agreement in favour of Scottish Power in connection with overhead power lines crossing the farm.
Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)
There are no BPS entitlements available to purchase.
The sporting rights are in hand.
Mineral and Timber Rights
In so far as they are owned, the mineral rights are included in the sale. All standing and fallen timber is included in the sale.
Acreage: 45 Acres
From the Edinburgh City Bypass take the Straiton Junction onto the A701. Follow the A701 towards Penicuik for
2.7 miles before turning left onto the B7026 to Auchendinny.
About 1 mile after Auchendinny turn left onto a minor road
(signposted Firth). Continue on the road for 0.75 miles
and the property is situated either side of the road.