The land at Queenstonbank sits in two separate blocks extending to 189.37 acres in total, of which 187.46 acres are arable ground and 1.91 acres are mixed woodland. The land lies at between 10m and 30m above sea level and is mainly classified by the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research as Class 1 and 2, with some Class 3(1) ground to the north (Lot 1).
The soil is described as an easily worked loam with a good working depth and is relatively stone free. There are three fields, all of which are of a good workable size and layout and benefit from a south facing aspect. Access to the land is either directly off the public road or from a hard track leading off the public road. Lot 3 benefits from planning permission for the erection of three 15kW (29.5m tip height) wind turbines and a control cabinet. The application was approved in June 2010 and remains valid for a three year period. Further details are available from the selling agents.
The land at Queenstonbank lies in the heart of the East Lothian countryside, within some of the most productive farmland in Scotland on account of the quality of the land, the low altitude and the favourable climate. Lying two miles south of the Firth of Forth coast, it is a predominantly arable landscape, with potatoes and vegetables capable of being grown in addition to the full range of
cereal crops. The land has good transport links, with the A1 lying seven miles to the south and the Edinburgh City Bypass about 14 miles to the west. The area is well served by agricultural merchants and dealers, including a local machinery ring.