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Clutch of smaller farms offers choice

Tuesday 09 October 2012 16:12
Lower-Woodburn-farm

Smaller farms are to the fore this week with several holdings launched between Cornwall and Stirlingshire.

In Devon, Stags has the very private Lower Woodburn Farm at East Anstey near Tiverton on the market in three lots.

This mainly stock farm has a listed four-bedroom house, separate bungalow, farm buildings and a traditional barn with potential for other uses.

Much of the pasture on the 146.5-acre holding has been improved with tile draining and liming, while the buildings include a machinery store, threshing barn, workshop and four-bin grainstore.

Lot 1 is pasture with some land suitable for arable cropping and there is also a small area of woodland. The 100 acres has stream borders on two sides and a central hard track for access to most of the fields.

A second lot of 45 acres offers a run of level and gently sloping south-facing pasture land in three main fields suitable for mowing and all with road frontage

The three-bedroom Lower Woodburn bungalow with just over an acre of woodland makes up the third lot.

A five-year Entry Level Scheme runs until 30 May 2013 at Lower Woodburn Farm, where the overall guide price for is £1.625m. The farm's 55.60 normal (non-SDA) entitlements will be transferred to the purchaser. (Stags 01392 680 059)

Court Farm near Rotherfield in East Sussex is one of several offerings with planning permission for a new house. This has just over 114 acres of grassland with some woodland and is for sale as a whole or in two lots.

The main lot includes planning permission for a five-bedroom house and farm buildings located in the centre of the block. The land is typical High Weald permanent pasture, part of which adjoins the village.

The guide price here is £1m to £1.1m. (Savills 01444 446 064; Batchellor Monkhouse 01424 775 577)

Moving to Stirlingshire, the 75-acre Tipperdarroch Farm at Arnprior is a well-maintained holding, three miles from Kippen.

This is on the market as a whole or in two lots. The four-bedroom farmhouse, steading and 23.9 acres of pasture in two fields make up lot 1 along with extensive outbuildings including cattle courts, stables, sheds and silo, on which offers higher than £550,000 are sought.

Lot 2 offers 51.4 acres of agricultural land and woodland, with the farmland predominantly classified as 3(2) and 4(1), offering good grazing but also capable of producing reasonable cereal and hay crops. An area of mixed woodland of about 7.2 acres is included in the guide price of offers above £210,000.

"The farm is in excellent condition, with the present owners undertaking a significant number of improvements in recent years including work on drainage, fencing, liming, wood-thinning, hedge planting and re-seeding," said Dominic Wedderburn, of CKD Galbraith. (CKD Galbraith 01786 434 618)

With fewer acres, a parcel of land near Saltash in Cornwall offers the chance to establish a small farm. This has 36 acres of pasture and almost seven acres of woodland with a two-bedroom cedar wood chalet bungalow.

There is planning permission for a three-bedroom bungalow and there are eight stables, a workshop and yard.

The land is good quality, in grass, but suitable for arable crops and the overall guide price is £499,500. (Stags 01566 774 999)

A 22-acre smallholding also with planning permission for a farmhouse comes to the market with Woolley & Wallis with a guide price of £650,000.

Tallywacker Farm is in a secluded setting on the fringe of Kington St Michael and has fertile soils used for vegetables and vines. A successful fruit and vegetable box scheme has operated from the farm and there is consent to build a house on the holding, which has been significantly improved over the past 12 years. (Woolley & Wallis 01672 515 252)

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