Bare land to suit investors and farmers

A large block of bare arable land, which can carry a wide range of crops comes to the market in Lincolnshire.

The Grade 3 land at Lodge Farm and Mill Farm, Kirkstead, is in a single block and last year produced potatoes, leeks, wheat, sugar beet, maize and carrots. It is on the market with a guide of £1.5m.

Value could be added by building an irrigation reservoir, said James Ward of Savills. Alternatively investors could plant short rotation coppice or other energy crops such as miscanthus to build a low-maintenance but steady income stream.

The area of publicly marketed land in Lincolnshire halved in 2012 compared with 2011 and farmers looking to expand were willing to go further afield to do so, said Mr Ward. (Savills 01522 508 946)

The same firm has more than 301 acres of arable and woodland for sale near Beaworthy in Devon.

This is on the market with a guide price of £1.65m, sits in a single block and includes a modern farm building. The woodland accounts for about 82 of the 301 acres and there is potential to establish a new farmstead. (Savills 01392 455 755)

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