TWO East Lothian farms totalling more than 1,000 acres could be yours... for over £10million!

Located to the north and east of Haddington, they went on the market yesterday via property agents Rettie & Co.

The farms - and associated farmhouses and farm buildings and equipment - are on sale, all together, for offers over £10million. Though they can be bought individually.

Chris Hall, director of rural and professional services at Rettie & Co, said: "It is pretty unusual for a property of this size to be on sale at the one time.

"The last time a property of this scale was on the market in East Lothian was probably 15 to 20 years ago.

"They are not frequent and not many of this size exist."

East Lothian Courier: Barney and Amisfield Mains Farms. Image: Rettie & Co

Barney Mains and Amisfield Mains Farms overall size combines to around 1,076 acres with 898 acres of arable ground and 131 acres of permanent pasture and rough grazing.

The farmlands rise from the Banks of the River Tyne on the outskirts of Haddington to a high point of around 180m above mean sea level on Garleton Law.

The potential new owner or owners will have the opportunity to own three lots of property.

East Lothian Courier: Barney and Amisfield Mains Farms. Image: Rettie & Co

The first is Barney Mains Farm, a well equipped mixed farm with a six-bed farmhouse, two three-bed cottages, a steading with modern grain drying equipment and grain storage for over 2,000 tonnes.

It also boasts about 433 acres of arable and around 115 acres of permanent pasture/rough grazing, as well as two telephone masts and a broadband mast.

The farmhouse is built of stone under a slate roof with accommodation over two floors surrounded by gardens including a walled garden.

East Lothian Courier: Barney and Amisfield Mains Farms. Image: Rettie & Co

The ground floor has a sun porch, entrance hall, sitting room, dining room, breakfasting kitchen, family room, study, office, utility room, bathroom and boiler room.

The first floor consists of six bedrooms, a bathroom and shower room.

There are up to five cottages available by separate negotiation.

The second lot is Amisfield Mains Farmlands, which is around 363 acres including about 335 acres of arable farmland.

The third and final lot is Amisfield Mains Farmlands South, around 136 acres including 131 acres of prime arable farmland adjoining the eastern edge of Haddington.

An additional property, Amisfield Mains Farmhouse and Farm Steading, is available by separate negotiation.

East Lothian Courier: Barney and Amisfield Mains Farms. Image: Rettie & Co


The properties are part of the Wemyss and March Estate.

Chris added: "The members of the family that own that part of the estate are elderly and no longer live in Scotland anymore so it is a remote piece of property for them and they don't have an emotional attachment with the property anymore.

"There are interested parties because the forthcoming availability of the farm has been known through the East Lothian community for a while.

"So there have been parties that have looked at the farms already and confirmed they are interested but we were always going to put properties like this on the open market before accepting any offers."

The farms are for sale as a whole or in the three lots.

For more details, see here.