15 January 1999

Sportsmens bids?

NOW officially coming to the market at the end of the month, the Well Barn Estate in Oxfordshire will carry a price tag of £5.5m (Land and Farms, Dec 18).

The sporting estate currently supports 25 days of pheasant and partridge shooting with bags averaging 300 birds – days are let for £23/bird.

Letting most of the properties on the estate adds a significant amount to the estates non-farming income.