One thousand acres of high-quality arable and grassland is for sale in the Wylye Valley, Wiltshire, complete with two sets of modern farm buildings.
With a guide price of £17.5m, the 1,127-acre Ballington Manor Estate is available as a whole or in two lots.
Richard Nocton, partner at selling agent Wooley & Wallis, said the owners had won a number of conservation awards and the “broad spread of the estate” would appeal to a wide range of potential buyers.
Alex Lawson, director at joint selling agent Savills, added: “Estates combining profitable agricultural enterprises, high-calibre sporting and a diverse property portfolio rarely come on to the open market. Ballington Manor has all these in abundance.”
The farmland is classified as Grade 2 and 3, with about 830 acres of arable land with a cropping rotation of winter oil seed rape, winter wheat and spring barley.
Fields are large and suited to modern machinery.
A further 169 acres of permanent pasture is managed and grazed with a focus on conservation under the estate’s Higher Level Stewardship Scheme.
The estate also has about 82 acres of woodland, with native species including beech, ash and cherry as well as conifers.
Three of the woodlands have been planted under a Farm Woodland Grant Scheme, expiring in 2021.
Access and farm buildings
The estate has a good network of tarmac farm roads and tracks and there are two separate ranges of modern farm buildings.
The main farm building is centrally located and includes three modern steel-framed buildings extending to over 16,000sq ft with storage capacity for 3,200t of grain divided into six grain stores with roof-mounted solar panels.
Ballington Manor has a shoot, with 18 days let and another eight days retained.
It also holds sporting rights over an adjoining 510 acres on lease agreements until 2033 and owns 1,200 yards of double bank and more than 900 yards of single bank fishing on the Wylye.
A traditional courtyard has been converted into offices split into six units and let on occupational licences.
In addition to the Grade II-listed 16th century manor house, there are eight other residential properties, including six cottages let on assured shorthold tenancies.
Finding out more
The estate is being sold through joint agents Wooley & Wallis in Marlborough and Savills in London.