Savills’ Robert Hurst has two cracking Lincolnshire farms to sell following the decision of brothers David and Will Nelstrop to pursue other interests.

Lincoln-based Mr Hurst said both had made the decision independently and the timing was a pure coincidence. “However, it does mean anybody looking for a really good farm in the county has two to choose from.”

He said the farms were slightly different from most of those on the market in the county so far this year. “They’ve both got really comfortable family farmhouses, so they’re not straight commercial units, but they’re also big enough to attract proper farmers from the UK and abroad.”

Abbey Farm at Kirkstead, near Woodhall Spa, is the largest of the two at 850 acres and its light soils and extensive high-pressure irrigation system offer farmers the opportunity to produce a wide range of crops.

“They grow potatoes, sugar beet, carrots, parsnips, peas and turf.” said Mr Hurst.

“The vendor has established a very successful turf business that will produce 200 acres of turf alone this year.”

There could also be the potential for significant extra income in the future, he added. “Approximately 2m tonnes of gravel deposits have been identified and the farm is in a minerals extraction area.”

Poplars FarmIncluding a five-bed house and a worker’s cottage, the farm is guided at £3.8m.

Poplars Farm at Linwood, near Market Rasen, has 755 acres and is run under a cereals and roots rotation with 2200t of grain storage.

“The current owner has invested his heart and soul into the farm,” said Mr Hurst, who has priced the farm at £3.4m.

“He has entered into a myriad of environmental schemes to give the farm huge amenity potential.

Poplars Farm at Linwood, Market Rasen 
“Poplars Farm, however, is not just a fine place to live. It is a high-quality agricultural unit with an extensive underground irrigation system.”