76 George Street
Stonypath Farm is a livestock rearing farm extending to about 1,735 acres with excellent amenity and an accessible location. It has been in the same family ownership since the 1920s. The land lies in a contiguous block either side of a minor public road which terminates a short distance beyond the farm. There is a good balance of in-bye pasture and hill ground.
Particular features of the farm include the superb views, both of the Pentland Hills to the north and the Moorfoot Hills to the east, the Lyne Water (a tributary of the River Tweed) running through the farm, and the rugged glacial valley known as Windy Gowl.
The farm comprises a 3-bedroom farmhouse and a range of agricultural outbuildings. The land has wholly LFA status and can be classified as follows:
Permanent Pasture (suitable for silage): 97.31 acres Permanent Pasture: 24.46 acres Rough Grazings: 1,546.35 acres Woods: 57.18 acres Roads/Buildings/Miscellaneous: 9.88 acres Total: 1,735.18 acres.
Farming System The farm trades under the business name of Wakefield and Stonypath Farms. The farm is managed under a Contract Farming Agreement, carrying a flock of breeding ewes. It previously also carried a suckler-cow herd.
Winter fodder is grown on the farm.
Sporting The sporting rights on the farm are in-hand. In recent years, a driven pheasant shoot has been run at Stonypath Farm. With further strategic planting of woods and game crops, the steep contours and varied topography at Stonypath could create a superb driven pheasant/partridge shoot.
There is a population of roe deer, and the farm provides excellent rough shooting for woodcock, snipe and geese.
There is walked-up grouse shooting on the heather land at the west of the farm.
Circa 1.5 miles of the Lyne Water passes through the farm and provides trout fishing.
This property has 1735.18 acres of land.
Stonypath Farm is situated to the southern end of the Pentland Hills about one mile to the northwest of the village of West Linton. The farm is conveniently situated for commuting to Edinburgh, with the city bypass and city centre 14 miles and 18 miles distant respectively.
West Linton is a pretty Conservation village with a range of local amenities and services including a primary school, health centre, bank, post office and general store. The Whipman Festival is held every summer in the village and is one of the Borders oldest festivals.
The thriving market town of Biggar (12 miles southwest) provides a variety of general and speciality shops for most daily amenities, business and banking facilities, cafes and restaurants and museum. The town has an annual arts festival, the Biggar Little Festival, and has traditionally held a bonfire at Hogmanay. Peebles (15 miles southeast) is the county town and tourist destination, featuring a traditional High Street with a range of boutique shops and a picturesque hinterland.
Straiton Retail Park, situated on the south side of Edinburgh, is 14 miles distant and has a wide range of superstores, and a Park & Ride into the city. Edinburgh city centre is situated 18 miles to the north of the farm and has all the high street shops, theatres, restaurants and cultural opportunities to be expected of Scotlands capital.
Primary schooling is available locally at West Linton, with secondary education in Peebles and Biggar. A wide range of private schools is available in Edinburgh.
Stonypath Farm is well placed for all modes of transportation. The A702 provides access north to Edinburgh and to the south via the M74. Rail services run from Carstairs Junction (18 miles) to London, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Edinburgh Airport (22 miles) has regular flights to London as well as many UK, European and international destinations.
The surrounding countryside offers a wide variety of leisure and recreational opportunities. Biggar has a good range of leisure facilities including tennis courts, a bowling green, cricket club and rugby club.
In addition to an 18-hole golf course at West Linton, other local courses are available at Cardrona, Innerleithen and Peebles.
The Pentland Hills Regional Park is well worth exploring with over 100km of hill walks and wildlife trails plus cycling, horse riding and orienteering. The nearby Meldon Hills and Glentress Forest are particularly popular with mountain bikers.
Trout fishing is available on the Upper Clyde and several nearby lochs and reservoirs, with salmon fishing on the Upper River Tweed. As well as the sport available on the farm itself, pheasant shooting and grouse shooting can be rented locally. The Snowsports Centre at Hillend is within easy reach on the edge of the city bypass. It has an artificial ski slope and restaurant.
The farm is situated in an area renowned for its livestock farming and is well served with agricultural suppliers. There is a livestock mart at Lanark (23 miles).
From the Edinburgh ring road (A720) take the A702 south (signposted for Biggar) for about 13 miles. Continue on the A702 until reaching West Linton. At West Linton turn right onto Medwyn Road (signposted for West Linton Golf Club and Badingsgill). Travel on Medwyn Road for 0.5 mile then turn right onto a private road. Pass over the Lyne Water and after 0.8 mile the entrance to Stonypath Farm is on the left.
For access to Lot 3, turn right onto Medwyn Road at West Linton (signposted for West Linton Golf Club and Badingsgill) and travel on this road for 1 mile before reaching the boundary of the Land at Wakefield. The cattle grid marks the boundary.Read all