28 April 1995

Commerce and sport in Lincs

DUE to a consolidation programme by the current owners, both a commercial and sporting opportunity is new to the Lincolnshire market.

Near Stamford, the Holywell Estate totals 1400 acres, divided into over 1000 acres of grade 3 arable land and some 375 acres of mature woodland.

Joint agents Strutt & Parker and Clegg Kennedy Drew are seeking offers in excess of £3m for the whole.

It has also been split into 14 with the core of the estate, Petty Wood Farm, being the principal lot. This includes the grade II listed farmhouse which benefits from planning permission for an extension, two small cottages, the traditional and modern farm buildings incorporating grain storage for 3000t and some woodland.

The remaining lots range in size from one to 150 acres, and agent Rodney Vigne of Strutt & Parker values the bare land at around at least £2000/acre.

"Interest is anticipated from both commercial and amenity buyers for the whole and local farmers for some of the peripheral lots of bare arable land," he says.

In the centre of England, the Holywell Estate should provoke interest from both commercial and amenity buyers.