CLOSING DATE 12 NOON TUESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2020
With a backdrop of the Eildon Hills to the north, the more open farmland of Berwickshire to the east, and the Cheviot Hills to the south, Bewliehill sits amongst some of the most beautiful and varied countryside in the south of Scotland. The immediate area is particularly appealing with rolling farmland, quiet hedge-lined country roads, neat coverts and established woodland.
The Borders is a genuinely rural area which is famed for its scenic landscapes, productive farmland and country sports. The nearby River Tweed is one of Scotland’s finest salmon rivers and the well managed grouse moors of the Lammermuirs lie to the northeast. This is also a wonderful area for riding lying in the heart of the Duke of Buccleuch hunt country, with a further three active packs nearby (Lauderdale, Berwickshire and Jedforest hunts) together with their respective pony clubs. Kelso Racecourse is an easy drive to the east and the Ian Stark Equestrian Centre is just 7 miles to the west. There are many golf courses in the area, including the picturesque 9 hole course at St Boswells, the 9 hole course in Melrose at the foot of the Eildon Hills and the championship course at The SCHLOSS Roxburghe near Kelso.
Despite its tranquil rural location, Bewliehill is close to local amenities with the village of St Boswells 4.5 miles to the north east offering a small range of independent shops including a butcher and an award-winning book shop with a café and delicatessen. There is also a popular traditional inn.
Melrose is a thriving town, lying at the heart of the local community, home to the internationally renowned Melrose Sevens and the popular Borders Book Festival. It provides a good range of shops and excellent restaurants. St Mary’s preparatory school sits in the centre of the town. Galashiels and Kelso provide the principal professional services and shopping in the area including supermarkets.
Edinburgh city centre (44 miles) is highly accessible either via the A68 through Lauderdale or via the A7, with the railhead of the new Edinburgh-Borders railway 8 miles away at Tweedbank. Berwick-upon-Tweed lies 35 miles to the east and offers a regular rail service on the main east coast line to London King’s Cross (journey time from 3 hours 40 minutes). Both Edinburgh Airport (51 miles) and Newcastle Airport (60 miles) offer a wide range of domestic, European and international flights.
The area is well served by numerous grain merchants, agricultural suppliers and livestock markets, including St Boswells and Wooler (35 miles). The major agricultural show, The Border Union, takes place in July at Kelso and the annual Kelso Ram Sales in September is the largest event of this type in Europe.
Lot 2 – South Bewliehill
Situated to the south of Lot 1, below the minor public road, are two lower lying arable fields and a pasture field bounding the hamlet of Bewlie to the west. Access to all three fields can be gained off the public road and a hard track runs between Fields 13 and 20 to the southern boundary.
This parcel of productive land extends to about 70 acres in total and comprises 54.58 acres arable and 13.91 acres pasture. The land benefits from a mainly south facing aspect and is predominantly categorised by the John Hutton Institute for Soil Research as Class 3(2) and 4(1). The lowest point in the south eastern corner lies at 110m above sea level and rises up to 120 in the north western corner.
Acreage: 70 Acres
From the north, travel south from Edinburgh on the A68 towards Jedburgh and Newcastle. 1.3 miles after St Boswells turn right onto the minor public road signposted Bewlie 3 miles. Follow the road through Longnewton bearing to the right. Continue on this road for 1.5 miles and the entrance to Bewliehill is on the right adjacent to a pair of white cottages.
From the south, travel north on the A68 towards Edinburgh. 7 miles after Jedburgh turn left onto the minor public road signposted Bewlie 3 miles. Continue as above.
The postcode is TD6 9ER.