A PRIME mixed farm in East Lothian with about 260 acres of productive land and substantial residential development potential. Meiklerig Farm is situated on the edge of the desirable village of Stenton, in an elevated position at the foot of the Lammermuir Hills amidst fertile East Lothian farmland, and enjoys panoramic views over the surrounding countryside with the Firth of Forth beyond.

The farm offers an excellent block of Grade 3 arable land, productive pasture and grazing land, a good range of modern and traditional farm buildings and planning consent for seven residential units. In addition, there are several blocks of amenity woodland with sporting potential. The property is offered for sale as a whole, or in five lots.

Duncan Barrie, partner with Galbraith, who is handling the sale of Meiklerig Farm, said: “We expect a considerable degree of interest in this sale. The combination of its location, the quality of the land and the development potential is likely to attract a significant number of prospective purchasers. In addition, the lotting structure has appeal for an existing farming business looking to expand current farming operations, as well as other investment and amenity interests.

“Meiklerig provides an excellent mix of pasture and grazing land with high quality grade 3.1 and 3.2 arable land currently down to a mix of cereals and has been well maintained with a continuous programme of ditching and drainage works, and soil and field zoning analysis. Crop yields have been consistently good, with the land suited to growing a wide variety of crops.

“The farm buildings include a traditional farm steading range, modern store shed and a cattle court. The buildings are centrally located within the property and planning consent is in place for seven residential units. The enclosed fields are well laid-out and of a generous size, offering easy access to modern farm machinery and enclosed by electric stock-proof fencing, with either mains or natural water supply.

“This location is one of the most desirable parts of eastern Scotland, close to the village of Stenton, a picturesque conservation village, but not far from the A1, providing excellent access to Edinburgh and the South.”

The five lots are, briefly, as follows:

• Lot 1 – about 38.54 ha (95.24 acres) of land; offers over £715,000

• Lot 2 – farm buildings and about 8.19 ha (20.24 acres) of land; offers over £510,000

• Lot 3 – about 32.34 ha (79.91 acres) of arable and pasture land; offers over £375,000

• Lot 4 – about 13.78 ha (34.05 acres) of arable land and amenity woodland plus a small section of the Sauchet Water. Offers Over £230,000

• Lot 5 – about 12.26 ha (30.29 acres) of arable land and woodland; offers over £220,000.

• As a whole, for offers over £2,050,000