England sees 2,000 acres of arable land enter the market

A range of well-equipped arable farms and bare land are for sale this week, bringing almost 2,000 acres to the market in England.


Leading the pack with about 1,000 acres of mostly arable land, renewable energy installations and a range of farm buildings is Felkington Farm in the Tweed Valley.

The farm includes about 873 acres of arable land and 68 acres of grassland with potential to be brought into arable production.

The land is in one block and is classified as Grade 3, with mainly deep, sandy loams.

A cropping rotation of mostly winter wheat, winter OSR, winter barley and beans is in place and the first wheats have averaged 4t/acre for the past five years. The grassland is let on seasonal grazing licences.

Farm buildings include five portal-framed general-purpose buildings, a dutch barn, sheep handling pens and grain drying facilities.

A 15kW wind turbine, biomass heating and small-scale solar PV installation provide an annual income of about £23,000 plus energy for the farm’s four dwellings.

The farm is entered into Higher Level Stewardship and Entry Level Stewardship schemes.

Felkington Farm is for sale at offers in excess of £9.25m for the whole or in six lots, including BPS entitlements. (Edwin Thompson 01289 304 432)


Claxby Manor Farm near Claxby St Andrew comprises 348 acres of free-draining Grade 2 and 3 arable land.  

It is contract farmed, with the acreage put to wheat, oilseed rape and beans. There is a range of traditional buildings and modern grain storage for 1,400t.

The farm is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is entered into an ELS agreement, which expires in June 2016.

BPS entitlements are included with a guide price of £3.265m for the whole, or in three lots. (Savills 01522 508 933)


About 228 acres of fertile arable land is available at a guide price of £3.95m with the sale of Portway Farm near Andover.

The light, silty Grade 3 soils are split into five large enclosures in a ring fence with internal tracks.

A grain store provides capacity for 500t, while a neighbouring steel-framed shed can hold a further 150t. There is also a five-bay open-fronted shed.

The acreage is put to winter and spring-sown combinable crops. (Woolley & Wallis 01672 515 252)


A retirement brings 270-acre Mayhouse Farm near Ombersley to the market at a guide price of £3.85m as a whole, or in five lots.

The Grade 3 land has been put to a winter wheat, oilseed rape and bean rotation and has good road access to its fields. There is a modern grain store with capacity for 700t and a range of older portal-framed barns.

A five-bedroom farmhouse, holiday cottage and BPS entitlements are included. (Knight Frank 01285 659 770)