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Extensive farm in the Borders

Woodhouse Farm is a substantial and well balanced mixed farm which extends to about 1,037 acres in total. There is a main five-bedroom farmhouse , four cottages, and over 62,000 sq ft of extensive modern farm buildings including cattle courts, sheep housing, general purpose sheds and grain storage. The holding lies within a contiguous block with the buildings located towards the centre.

The land at Woodhouse rises between 100m and 200m above sea level and is all gently undulating. The naturally well drained fields are of a good workable size and layout and there is good access to them via the public road and a network of internal farm tracks. The majority have either a natural or a private piped water supply.

The farmland comprises about 744 acres of arable land, 155 acres of permanent pasture, 76 acres of rough grazing and some 49 acres of woodland. The arable land is classified by the Macaulay Institute as mainly Grade 31 with some Grade 41. The soil is a good medium loam with an excellent working depth across the farm, and is relatively stone free.

The natural topography of the farm, coupled with the woodlands, provides some entertaining shooting. The Jed Water and two ponds further enhance the amenity and offer exciting duck flighting and other wildfowling. The shooting rights are currently let on an informal basis to a syndicate, who enjoy up to 10 driven days with a typical bag of about 100 birds. As well as pheasants, partridges and wildfowl, other game shot includes woodcock and snipe, and there is also roe deer stalking. The property has riparian fishing rights on the Jed Water, which flows the eastern boundary of the farm.

Savills in Edinburgh (0131 247 3720) are asking £3.52m for the whole or in four lots.