Collielaw Farm occupies an attractive position in Lauderdale surrounded by rolling farmland with the backdrop of the Lammermuir Hills to the east. This productive arable and stock farm is equipped with two attractive houses and an extensive range of modern buildings towards the centre.
The farm also benefits from a Biomass system which not only supplies the houses, workshops and grain drier with an efficient heat source but is also capable of generating a useful diversified income.
The farm extends to 581.59 acres in total, is classified by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research as a mixture of Class 3, 4 and 5, and slopes gently from the eastern boundary at about220m to the top of Collie Law, towards the western boundary, at 381m above sea level. While formerly run as a mixed livestock and arable unit, for the last nine years the focus has been on arable production and the owners have carried out a detailed nutrient analysis across the farm and implemented a management plan to maintain consistent nutrient levels. The farm has also benefited from an annual spreading of compost over the last four years. For the last two years this has comprised about 1,000 tonnes per year and previous years in the region of 400 tonnes.
The present farming system is based on a rotation of winter wheat, oil seed rape, winter barley, spring barley and temporary grass or oats.
The holding lies within a single contiguous block intersected only by a minor public road which facilitates easy access to a number of fields with the remainder largely accessed off internal hardtracks. The fields are well laid out and of a generous size accommodating modern machinery.
The land on Collielaw is analysed as:
Arable - 525.05 acres
Pasture - 17.79 acres
Woodland - 24.43 acres
Other - 14.24 acres
Total - 581.59 acres
In addition to the arable enterprise, approximately 200 ewes are grazed on the pasture with the lambs normally sold finished off grass in the late summer.
In recent years, about 200 head of cattle have been over wintered in two of the general purpose sheds on a ?Bed & Breakfast? basis, with the manure being applied across the farm.
The farm is offered for sale as a whole or in up to three lots as follows:
Lot 1 ? Collielaw Farm
? Collielaw Farmhouse
? Collielaw Bothy
? Farm buildings and biomass plant
? 378 acres farmland
? About 414 acres in total
Lots 2 & 3
? Lot 2 - 100 acres of arable
? Lot 3 - 63 acres of arable...Read full description