Due to the interest shown in this property we are instructed by our clients to set a CLOSING DATE for best offers on WEDNESDAY, 28 OCTOBER 2020 AT 12.00 NOON.
This famous Border Estate is beautifully situated in lovely open countryside within a first class arable farming area just 1 mile south of the River Tweed and the Scottish Border.
The Estate is served by a series of minor roads which connect to the A697 and A698 at Cornhill-on-Tweed (1½ miles) and these in turn provide direct access to Edinburgh and Newcastle, both of which have international airports. Additionally, there is a main line railway station on the east coast route at Berwick-upon-Tweed (13 miles) with direct connections to Edinburgh (45 minutes), Newcastle (45 minutes) and London (3¾ hours).
Cornhill-on-Tweed provides good local facilities which include The Collingwood Arms Hotel, a farm machinery dealership and an excellent village shop, whilst Berwick-upon-Tweed and Kelso offer all the services normally associated with thriving market towns. There are primary schools at Norham, Ford and Berwick with high schools at Berwick, Duns, Eyemouth and Kelso. Private schooling is available in and around Edinburgh in addition to Longridge Towers, Berwick and St Mary’s in Melrose. The area is well served by numerous agricultural suppliers, grain and machinery merchants and there are livestock markets at Wooler (11 miles) and St Boswells (22 miles).
North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders remain remarkably unspoilt and provide the opportunity for an excellent quality of life. This is an area of low population and contrasting landscapes ranging from the upland expanses of the Cheviots and Lammermuirs through to the fertile farmland of the Tweed Valley and beyond to the rugged cliffs and golden sands of the east coast. There are popular sports and arts centres at Berwick and, for the golf enthusiast, a number of links and inland courses which include those at Goswick, Bamburgh, The Hirsel and the championship course at the SCHLOSS Roxburghe. There are several local riding schools, excellent hacking and walking throughout the area and national hunt racing at both Kelso and Musselburgh near Edinburgh. Kelso ice rink is a well supported curling venue and the east coast, which is less than 12 miles distant, provides dramatic scenery, magnificent beaches, sailing, surfing, sea fishing and exceptional diving.
Hunting is available with the North Northumberland College Valley, Berwickshire and Percy hunts whilst the River Tweed and its tributaries provide renowned salmon and sea trout fishing opportunities. A number of upland and low ground estates offer excellent game shooting
LOT 2: (279.03 acres including the secondary steading)
The secondary steading at Branxton Buildings is largely obsolete but it provides the potential, subject to planning consent, to create an attractive residence. It includes:
1. Traditional range built out of stone under slate and Big 6 and including: barn; six bay steel portal framed cattle court (34.2m x 19.6m) with full length lean-to; three further stores.
2. Five bay steel and timber framed straw barn.
3. On the opposite side of the public road there is a small range comprising two stores and a single garage.
Situated at the east end of the Estate and originally forming most of Branxton Buildings Farm (purchased 1986), this well shaped, easily accessible parcel includes 250.9 acres of productive arable land and 16.7 acres of permanent grass. Irrigation would only be available by agreement with the Purchaser of Lot 1.
Acreage: 279.03 Acres