Buyers have good choice of residential farms

Residential farm buyers have a large selection of properties and new to the market is Glebe Farm at Brinkley, near Newmarket.

With about 209 acres of Grade 2 land in an attractive part of Suffolk and sited just 13 miles from Cambridge, farmer buyers will be competing here with investors and equestrian interests.

The four-bedroom farmhouse is towards the western end of the farm with the buildings, which include a modern general-purpose building and a traditional cart shed.

Glebe Farm’s land has good access to decent sized fields which have been contract-farmed over the past few years, producing winter wheat, oilseed rape and sugar beet.

There are some small areas of woodland and selling agent Brown & Co is looking for offers in excess of £2.4m.

There is planning permission for a 5kW wind turbine and the farm is in an Entry Level Stewardship agreement, which expires in July 2015. (Brown & Co 01284 731 450)

In Devon, Higher Netton Farm has just come to the market with an asking price of £895,000.

This 85-acre residential and stock farm is in a quiet location in the Dartmoor National Park. It has a modern, five-bedroom, energy-efficient farmhouse with an agricultural occupancy condition.

There is a versatile range of modern buildings while the ring-fenced land is level or gently sloping productive pasture and arable land with a small area of woodland.

Single payment entitlements are available by separate negotiation and the farm also has an ELS agreement running until June 2015. (DR Kivell & Partners 01822 810 810)

A smaller farm in Northamptonshire is all pasture and has extensive buildings. Queens Oak Farm at Potterspury Lodge, near Towcester, has a refurbished three-/four-bedroom bungalow and just over 45 acres of Grade 3 pasture land.

The buildings include a dutch barn, former parlour, livestock housing and a steel portal frame building. Queens Oak has been lotted three ways, one of which is a small acreage with two telecom masts that earn more than £13,000 a year in rental.

This sale includes single farm payment entitlements and has a guide price as a whole of £1.145m. (Howkins & Harrison 01788 564 680)

Fisher German has just taken on Musk Hill Farm at Nether Winchendon, Buckinghamshire. This is currently an equestrian holding with 106 acres which has been split into two lots for marketing.

The first of these includes the five-bedroom house with extensive outbuildings including 17 loose boxes and a multipurpose barn and paddocks of almost 11 acres.

The second lot includes about 95 acres, a large barn with 31 stables, horse walker, office and a four-bedroom timber chalet, gallops and a trotting ring.

The guide price for the whole is £2.5m. (Fisher German 01844 212 004)

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