Duncan Barrie of Galbraith, who manages the sale, said: “This is a really beautiful place, private but accessible and surrounded by attractive countryside. The land is well maintained and used as part of a larger farm and sheep farm, supported by several modern sheds. There is also a potential for development by building a property on the site of the mobile home used as temporary accommodation for agricultural workers, subject to obtaining the necessary planning authorizations.
The farmland is located in a single fenced block and has been classified as categories 4.1 and 4.2, with smaller areas as category 5.2, by the James Hutton Institute. The fields are well landscaped and of generous size for easy access by modern machinery. There is good access from an internal network of agricultural tracks.
The wooded areas of Curling include a mix of commercial and pleasure trees. Thirteen acres have been planted over the past thirteen years out of sympathy for shelter, aesthetics, and environmental benefits. To enhance the woodland, about two and a half kilometers of hedges were planted to connect the woods.
The current owners acquired Curling in 2007, having previously farmed the land for two years. The farming system has been centered on a mixed farming enterprise system to improve and maintain fertility and soil structure. The farm has been used as a base for the cultivation of arable land and the current owner’s sheep, with approximately 1,250 ewes calved each year on the site.
There is a range of modern farm buildings and a large courtyard located in the center of the farm. The buildings briefly include: a pole barn on one site (measuring 23.6 mx 17.6 m); a general purpose shed (30.2 mx 19.5 m); and another general purpose shed 2 (22.8 mx 14.5 m).
In addition to modern farm buildings, there are three tunnels which are used for lambing.
Curling Farm is located in a private position approximately two miles from the village of Midlem. This popular area of the Scottish Borders offers spectacular countryside and plenty of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and fishing. The area is well supplied by merchants and agricultural suppliers, with St Boswells Mart (7 miles), Longtown Mart (48 miles) and Borderway Mart in Carlisle (56 miles) as outlets for livestock.
The neighboring towns of Selkirk and Galashiels offer an excellent and wider range of business and leisure facilities, while Edinburgh is very accessible via the A68 via Lauderdale or via the A7, with a train ride via the Edinburgh-Borders Railway to Tweedbank. Berwick-upon-Tweed is 40 miles east and offers regular rail service on the main east coast line to London King’s Cross.
Curling Farm is on sale via Galbraith for offers over £ 825,000.