The number of pure farms for sale has dipped for the summer but a number of scenic opportunities with alternative angles have just hit the market. 

In the North Pennines area of outstanding natural beauty Savills and Smiths Gore are selling the West High House Estate for £3.17m.

‘Next best thing to owning them’

It includes a four-bed main house with stunning views, four cottages, 42 acres of grassland and 598 acres of woodland let under a 999-year lease, which are set to provide £150,000 of timber.

“It’s the next best thing to owning them,” said the firm’s Sarah Hinchliffe.

‘Lovely location’

John Amos & Co is selling Upper Bromdon Farm at Wheathill, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire, for £2m on behalf of a relocating farmer.

The 170-acre property, which has been split six ways, comes with five houses or barn conversions, two of which are half finished.

“It’s got good land and is in a lovely location,” said agent Angela Roberts.