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William Wallace historic farm for sale

The Talla and Gameshope, a substantial sheep farm extending to some 5,300 acres, is situated at the heart of the Ettrick Forest in the scenic Scottish Borders. The area is famed for its historical links during the 13th century campaigns for independence led by William Wallace as well as being a battleground for the endless disputes across the Scottish Border.

Offering peace and tranquillity in a beautifully remote location, the land is also surprisingly accessible from Peebles and Edinburgh, with the M74 motorway 22 miles to the south providing easy access to the north west of England.   
The farm comprises in the main moorland intersected by the Talla Water and the Gameshope Burn, with a small area of in-bye ground at the farm steading. The extensive hill farm, with traditional and modern farm buildings, provides good grazing for sheep and in recent years has carried a flock of 2,000 blackfaced ewes. The sheep flock is available at valuation.

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The attractive traditional three bedroomed farmhouse is situated close to the Talla Reservoir and boasts magnificent views down the Talla Water. In addition there is a shepherd’s bothy attached to the farmhouse and a mountain bothy at Gameshope, which is currently let out to the Mountain Bothies Association.
Also of interest on the property is the former site of the former Gameshope Castle as well as dramatic gullies, waterfalls, small hill lochs and Gameshope Loch itself, which together offer some fantastic country walks and rambling.    

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Offers Over £1,100,000 are being invited and due to the level of interest already received, a closing date of Wednesday 14th March at 12noon has been set. Those interested should get in touch with CKD Galbraith, call 0131 240 6960

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