South Mains FarmSouth Mains Farm

A range of mixed farms and stock-rearing units have hit the spring farmland market.

The largest is South Mains Farm, which lies 20 miles west of Edinburgh at Bathgate.

The 414-acre mixed holding has half its Grade 3 acreage in cereals and the balance carries 300 Scotch Mules and Texel crosses.  

The farm’s modern, steel-framed buildings have been used for grain storage but double up as loose housing for livestock.

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There is an established livery with 19 stables and arenas, as well as a two-bedroom farmhouse.

South Mains qualifies for Less Favoured Area Support and BPS entitlements are included in the guide price of offers over £1.83m as a whole, or in two lots. (Davidson & Robertson 0131 449 6212)

Somerset

Near Winsford in west Somerset, 294-acre Upcott Farm is being sold for the first time in six decades.

Currently run as an upland beef and sheep unit, there are 15 buildings which are predominantly stone-built, providing storage and loose housing.

The permanent pasture is mainly level to moderately sloping, divided by fences and hedges, but there are steeper areas. Woodland, a pond and river frontage add sporting appeal.

A large farmhouse and two cottages are included in the sale which has a guide price of £3.325m as a whole, or in five lots. (Savills 01392 455 755)

Also in Somerset, Hurley Farm at Corfe near Taunton, has 109 acres of undulating pasture with an extensive range of buildings and a house at a guide price of £1.5m.

Equipped as a modern stock unit, the farmyard has three covered yards, a Dutch barn and other storage buildings set next to a five-bedroom farmhouse.

The land is ring-fenced with good road access. (Humberts 01823 331 234)

Dumfriesshire

A 125-acre ring-fenced stock farm is for sale near Lockerbie. Bonshawside Farm in Kirtlebridge is currently in grass with some fields re-seeded in 2014.

An extensive range of buildings includes a handling yard, livestock sheds, silage clamp and 50,000gal slurry store. A modern housing unit has a slatted floor with automatic chain scrapers and a drive-through feed passage.

The seller is looking for offers over £700,000, to include a six-bedroom farmhouse and entitlements. (H&H 01228 406 260)

Cumbria

Low Fauld Farm, overlooking Cumbria’s Eden Valley, has 120 acres currently producing beef and sheep.

The former dairy unit has grown barley but is now all down to pasture with a number of modern livestock buildings.

The farm includes a five-bedroom house and has a guide price of £1.45m as a whole or in four lots, and includes entitlements. (H&H 01228 406 260)

Sussex

Greentree Farm, near Horsham in West Sussex, has 67 acres of pasture and 45 acres of woodland at a guide price of £1.95m.

The pasture is ring-fenced, accessed via a central track from the farmstead where most of the barns have been converted to equestrian use.

The managed woodland hosts a shoot and there is a well-stocked fishing pond.

There is also a five-bedroom farmhouse. (Savills 01444 446 066)

Worcestershire

A 50-acre grassland farm in the north of the county is for sale at a guide price of £1.4m.

The land at Rowley Farm is level, productive pasture divided in to eight fields, all well-fenced with water troughs. There is also an area of semi-natural woodland.

There is a five-bedroom house while the buildings include a Dutch barn, two steel-framed units, a former cowshed and a stable with hayloft.

(Halls 01562 820 880)