Farmland opportunities continue into spring

The UK land market is continuing its spring momentum, with a rich mix of farms and bare land this week.

East Anglia

More than 2,400 acres of arable land is for sale across five sites in East Anglia.

The largest is the 1,720-acre Rushbrooke Estate near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. 

Comprising 1,320 acres of arable land, a stud with 92 acres of grassland and more than 30 properties, it is priced at £24m for the whole.

Farm buildings include 3,000t of grain storage, a spray shed, chemical store and storage barns.

Underground irrigation provides water to the majority of the land, fed by two reservoirs with a combined capacity of 210,000cu m.

The current rotation consists of wheat, oilseed rape and barley, with 160 acres cropped to root vegetables. The land is managed through a contract farming agreement. (Bidwells 01223 559 352)

Also in Suffolk, about 246 acres at White House Farm, near Downham Market, offers Grade 1 irrigated land at a guide price of £2.5m.

More Grade 1 land is for sale in Cambridgeshire at Haddenham, near Ely, where 79 acres of peat and clay soil is available at a guide price of £635,000 for the whole or in two lots.

At Chrishall, near Royston in Essex, 126 acres of Grade 2 arable land and pasture with redundant pig buildings is for sale at a guide price of just under £1.28m. (Cheffins 01223 213 777)

A further 268 acres of bare Grade 2 and 3 arable land is for sale at Edworth, near Biggleswade in Bedfordshire, at a guide price of £2.62m for the whole or in three lots.

BPS entitlements are included. (Brown & Co 01284 731 450)


The 748-acre Kilchoan Estate, near Kilmelford, is for sale at offers over £2.25m.

It has 609 acres of hill grazing, 35 acres of permanent pasture and 12 acres of grass leys.

The farm has two main agricultural buildings currently used for storage and livestock handling.

Six houses are included in the sale. (Strutt & Parker 01312 262 500)


A retirement sees Newtown Farm, near Guiting Power, for sale with 348 acres of brash arable land, a farmhouse and traditional farm buildings at a guide price of £5.65m.

The land is in a ring fence and currently managed under a contract farming agreement predominately growing oilseed rape for 2015. BPS entitlements are included. (Knight Frank 08442 259 495)


High Lodge Farm, near Culham, is a mixed farm with a diverse income.

A Higher Level Stewardship agreement covers the 375 acres until 2016, of which 316 acres are put to grass or combinable crops.

Additional income is derived from growing willow for cricket bats and hosting a private shoot.

BPS entitlements are included. The farm is for sale at offer in excess of £3.5m. (Adkin 01235 862 888)



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