Cowford comprises an equipped arable farm of 417 acres (described as Lot 1 in the particulars of sale). Lots 2 & 3 have been sold.
The farmhouse and farm buildings, accessed by a 1.25 mile private road, lie in a tranquil setting at the centre of the farm.
There are two semi-detached farm cottages lying immediately south of the farm steading both of which are let and provide a useful income. These cottages are excluded from the sale but are available in addition to the purchaser of Cowford.
The in-hand arable farming operation currently forms the principal enterprise with the current rotation including wheat, spring barley, peas and seed potatoes, with occasional grass leys and shopping turnips. This rotation has been used effectively to improve soil fertility and to maximise the profitability of the farming business with good rents paid for non-cereal crops. Typical yields in recent years have been 3.5t/acre for winter wheat and 2.25t/acre for malting barley. Up to 40 cattle have been wintered in the cattle courts at Cowford in the past, and areas sown down to grass are let for ewe hogg wintering from time to time.
The land is classified as Class 3(1) by the James Hutton Institute and lies at between 100m and 120m above sea level. The fields are well laid out and of a generous size, and easily accessed from the core central track which runs the length of the farm.
Lot 1 ? Cowford Farm
? Farmhouse (4 bedrooms)
? Farm buildings
? 366 acres arable
? 9 acres permanent grass
? 28 acres woodland
? About 417 acres in totalView payable LBTT Calculator for this property