England sees mid-sized farms and blocks hit land market

A wide variety of small and mid-sized farms and blocks of land are for sale this week across England – with one tenancy available too.  

They include well-equipped livestock farms, bare blocks of grass and arable land and good cropping land with irrigation potential. 

A one-year Farm Business Tenancy is also available on a stock farm in Shropshire, with the potential to extend the term.  

Counties with farms and bare land for sale include Cumbria, Wiltshire, Northamptonshire, Devon, Shropshire, Lincolnshire and Bedfordshire.

Land at Foxham

land at foxham

Location: Six miles north east of Chippenham, Wiltshire

Acres: 115

Land type: Gently undulating, Grade 3 bare arable land

Description: A ring-fenced block currently put to oilseed rape, winter wheat and short rotation grass leys. An Entry Level Stewardship scheme agreement ends in May, and BPS entitlements are included

Guide price: £1.075m as a whole or in two lots

Woolley and Wallis (01672 515 252)

Land at Dunkeswell

Location: Five miles north of Honiton, Devon

Acres: About 30

Land type: Level, Grade 3 pasture with a two-acre parcel of woodland

Description: The pasture has been let to a neighbouring farmer as grass keep for the past two years. The land is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. BPS entitlements may be available by separate negotiation.  

Guide price: £275,000 to £300,000 as a whole, or in two lots by negotiation. Sale by informal tender – deadline for submissions Thursday 24 March

Greenslade Taylor Hunt (01404 46222)

Top Farm

Location: Bearstone, near Market Drayton, Shropshire

Acres: 145

Land type: All put to permanent pasture, with some fields capable of arable production

Description: An equipped livestock unit tenancy which has potential to be extended beyond the initial one-year term.

Two, eight-bay cubicle houses, a general-purpose building, silage clamp and slurry store

Tenancy: One-year Farm Business Tenancy. Tenders to be submitted by noon, Friday 18 March

Barbers Rural (01630 692 500)

Land at Rothersthorpe

Location: Four miles south-west of Northampton, Northamptonshire.   

Acres: 100

Land type: Currently put to permanent pasture but some land is capable of arable cultivation

Description: A ring-fenced block of undulating land, currently used for sheep grazing. Planning permission granted for a 30m x 22m agricultural building

Guide price: £800,000 as a whole, or in two lots

Berrys (01536 412 464)

Land at Great Addington

Location: Seven miles east of Kettering, Northamptonshire

Acres: 41

Land type: Slightly sloping block of Grade 3 bare arable land

Description: Split into a 29-acre field and an 11-acre parcel, separated by a track. The ground was ploughed in the autumn but has been left fallow. BPS entitlements are included

Guide price:  £645,000

Berrys (01536 412 464)

Cumcatch Farm


Location: Near Brampton, 12 miles east of Carlisle, Cumbria

Acres: 235

Land type: All down to pasture, split into 17 fields

Description: Equipped to run as a dairy or stock-rearing farm, this ring-fenced unit has been used for 260 dairy cows but could be adapted for beef production. Has a modern and adaptable livestock sheds, one with 84 cubicles and another with 152, a 24/2 DeLaval milking parlour, loose housing, and other livestock accommodation. Four-bedroom farmhouse and BPS entitlements are included

Guide price: £2.4m as a whole, or in two lots

H&H Land & Property (01228 406 260)

Four Elms Farm

Location: Ottery St Mary, five miles from Honiton, Devon

Acres: 132

Land type: Free-draining pasture, some of which is Grade 2 with potential for arable cropping

Description: A former dairy farm, which has been in the same family for more than 135 years. Includes a modern covered yard and concrete silage clamp adjacent to four brick livestock buildings, a threshing barn, lean-to, former dairy and a four-bedroom farmhouse. BPS entitlements are included

Guide price:  £1.525m to £1.675m to be auctioned in seven lots on 6 April in Exeter

Stags Farm Agency (01392 680 059)

Land at Park Farm

park farm land

Location: Melchbourne, 12 miles north of Bedford, Bedfordshire

Acres: About 85

Land type: Grade 3 arable land in five enclosures

Description: The land has been put to winter and spring cereals in recent years. The fields are gently sloping and lie in a single ring-fenced block

Guide price: £770,000

Robinson & Hall (01234 351 000)

Whangs Farm

Location: At Egremont, five miles south of Whitehaven, Cumbria

Acres: 250

Land type: Prime mowing and grazing land

Description: A well-equipped dairy farm, known for its herd of pedigree Holsteins. Includes extensive outbuildings for 200 cattle, dairy with 20/20 herringbone parlour, two indoor silage pits and a four-bedroom farmhouse. Two 50kW wind turbines provide electricity to the farm and BPS entitlements are included.

Guide price: £2.34m as a whole, or in three lots

H&H Land & Property (01228 406 260)

Glebe farm

Location: Lincolnshire cliff, six miles north of Lincoln

Acres: 262

Land type: Free draining, arable, Grade 2 land

Description: Includes 600t grain store and 650t cold store. Irrigation available.

Guide price:  Offers over £3m

Perkins George Mawer & Co (01673 843 011)

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