Cotswold arable holding offers size and scope

A rare offering comes to the market next week with the launch of one of the largest Cotswolds arable farms for a good while.

Baxters Farm, Fyfield, sits between Burford and Cirencester and is being sold because its owner is moving to a larger unit in Scotland after several decades in Gloucestershire.

At 815 acres, the farm is all arable save for a few paddocks and has about 2,000t of grain storage with drying facilities, alongside general-purpose modern farm buildings.

There is a four-bedroom stone barn conversion and the farm is mostly in a ring fence, with 57 acres slightly detached.

The land is mainly Grade 3 on limestone soils, with good field sizes. The farm is being marketed as a whole with a £9.5m guide price, although offers for parts would be considered, said selling agent David Jones of Robinson & Hall.

In attractive countryside with high amenity and conservation value, it has been well farmed and well maintained, said Mr Jones. There are some well-positioned spinneys and an established shoot, with the farm’s fishing rights on 1.75km of frontage to the River Leach leased to the Cotswold Fly Fishers.

Baxters Farm is run in-hand, with cropping in recent years mostly wheat and rape. Its unique selling point was its size, said Mr Jones. “To get this acreage in a whole block is rare. It is all tidy and in good order.” (Robinson & Hall 01234 352 201)