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Land at Tinto Hill

Wiston, Biggar, South Lanarkshire

Offers Over £535,000 | Land |

The land at Tinto Hill extends to 465.68 acres (188.45 hectares) of extensive grazing comprising permanent pasture, green hill, rough grazing and woodland in an area of high amenity and agricultural importance. The property is offered for sale as a whole and provides an excellent opportunity to acquire a large block of land suitable for agriculture and with natural capital potential.

Abington 6.5 miles
Biggar 8 miles
M74 Junction 13 – 5.5 miles
Glasgow 38 miles
Edinburgh 41.5 miles

Situation
Located 6.5 miles north of Abington and 41.5 miles southwest of Edinburgh, Tinto Hill is well situated for the transport network both north and south. The land is located within a ring fence close to the village of Wiston with far reaching views of the surrounding countryside. Access is taken from the B7055 via a private track by means of a servitude.

Access
The land at Tinto Hill is accessed from the B7055/Millrigg Road, via private track as shown coloured blue on the sale plan.

Directions
Travelling from Edinburgh. From Edinburgh head south on the A702, just south of Lamington village take a right turn onto the B7055 and cross the A73, the destination is approximately 3.5 miles on the right.

From Glasgow or the south, Exit the M74 at Abington and head north on the A702 for 1mile then take the A73 for 4.5 miles taking left onto the B7055. After 1.5 miles the land is accessed via a track on the right.

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Description
The land at Tinto Hill is south facing, extending to 465.68 acres (188.45 hectares) or thereby and comprises 49.44 acres (20.01 hectares) of permanent pasture, 1.44 acres (0.58 hectares) conifer woodland, and 414.8 acres (167.86 hectares) of mixed hill land with greenhill on the lower slopes, rising to heather and steep scree at its highest point.

The land rises from 325 meters to 710 meters above sea level with superb far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside. The land benefits from being ring fenced with mainly post and rylock fencing and access from a track leading from the B7055. The pastures are generally clean, although some of the lower fields have rushes present.

The James Hutton institute classifies the land as mainly 4.2 and 5.1/5.2 with a mix of peat, mineral gleys and brown soil. The property is currently grazed as part of an extensive livestock system and lies within the Tinto Hill SSSI, designated for its flora, fauna, geological and physiological features.

The land is managed in accordance with agreed protocols with an annual management payment made. The terms of the management agreement expire in 2023. As part of the designation, grazing is restricted to 240 Blackface ewes and followers, or equivalent ewes based on pro rata livestock units and size. Further information can be made available on request.

The Tinto Hill SSSI area coloured green on the sale plan extends to 379.92 acres (153.75 ha). The area coloured green and hatched extends to 34.88 acres (14.11 ha) , although this area is not within the SSSI it is part of the management plan relating to the stocking of the ground. The area in white extends to 49.44 acres (20.01 ha) this area is not within the SSSI and therefore is not subject to stocking limitations.

Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) & IACS
Basic Payment Entitlements (BPE) are not included in the sale but could be available by separate negotiation.

Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS)
The land lies within the LFASS area.

Sporting Rights
Any sporting rights are included in the sale in so far as they are owned.

Mineral Rights
To the extent they are included within the vendor’s title.

Local Authority
South Lanarkshire Council. Almada Street Hamilton ML3 0AA

Plans, Areas and Schedules
These are based on the Ordnance Survey and Title Deeds and are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and computed by the selling agents and the purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property and any error or misstatement shall not annul the sale nor entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.

Viewing
By strict appointment with the Selling Agents.

Deposit
A deposit of 10% of the purchase price will be payable on conclusion of missives. This will be non-refundable in the event of the transaction failing to reach completion for reasons not attributable to the vendors or their agents.

Solicitor
Kerr Stirling LLP 10 Albert Place Stirling FK8 2QL

Date of Entry
By mutual agreement.

Important Notes

Closing Dates
A closing date may be fixed. Prospective purchasers who have notified their interest through solicitors to the selling agents, in writing, will be advised of any closing date, unless the property has been sold previously. The seller is not bound to accept the highest or any offer, or to go to a closing date.

Offers
Formal offers, in the acceptable Scottish form should be submitted, along with the relevant money laundering paperwork in accordance with The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017, through a Scottish Solicitor, to the Selling Agent.

Third Party Rights and Servitudes
The subjects are sold together with and subject to all existing rights of way, servitudes, wayleaves and others, whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise, and purchasers will be deemed to have satisfied themselves in all respects thereof.

PARTICULARS AND MISREPRESENTATION
These particulars are produced for the guidance of prospective purchasers and although they are intended to give a fair description of the property they do not constitute or form any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise. Any measurements or distances referred to should be considered as approximate. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers in inspecting a property that has been sold or withdrawn.