The latest of several large blocks of commercial arable land to come on the market is at Mill Farm, Wistow, Cambridgeshire.
In a market full of expanding farm businesses and keen investors, Savills is looking for £3.75m for almost 220ha (543 acres) of bare land which surrounds the village of Wistow. This values the land at £6906/acre.
Mill Farm was bought by an international investor in 2007 who is selling to expand his agricultural portfolio in Africa. On offer as a whole or in two lots, the land is mainly grade 2 and grade 3, in large parcels and currently run on a contract farming agreement in wheat and oilseed rape. Soils are fine loam and clay. (Savills 01223 347 231 )
The same firm is also selling bare land at Grange Farm, Toynton St Peter and Stickford in Lincolnshire. The 85.8ha (212 acres) near Spilsby is mainly grade 2 and carries a guide price of £1.027m for the whole or in three lots, equivalent to an average of £4844/acre. This is split into three lots, the largest of which has a good number of general purpose and cattle buildings. (Savills 01522 508 933)