14 April 1995

Malvern dairy farm lots

WITH over 306 acres of land eligible for arable area aid, a current dairy farm could easily be restructured for cereal production.

Totalling 329.99 acres, Hawthorns Farm at Bromesberrow, near Ledbury, in Hereford and Worcester, comes on to the market as the present owners seek a larger holding.

It houses a 120-cow dairy unit, and 554,831 litres of milk quota are available by separate negotiation if the successful purchaser continues the dairying enterprise.

However, agent Jim Bryant of Bidwells anticipates interest from a variety of both farming and non-farming buyers, and although valued at just under £1m for the whole the farm has also been lotted into four.

Mr Bryant maintains that the area around the Malvern Hills is increasing in popularity among residential buyers and therefore is offering the seven-bedroomed farmhouse with 6.75 acres of grassland for £320,000.

The eligible land is split into two lots of 178.53 acres which includes the dairy complex and 117.04 acres of bare land, which is valued at £1800/acre. The fourth lot includes 27.67 acres of steep permanent grazing land.