Farms smaller than 100 acres enter market

Farmers who want to buy a farm with fewer than 100 acres may look to opportunities in England, Wales and Scotland this week.


A 91-acre parcel, Dripps Farm, is for sale near Thorntonhall in South Lanarkshire at a guide price of £1.03m for the whole or in up to five lots.

It has been owned and run by the same dairy farming family for more than 30 years and includes an extensive range of cattle buildings and storage sheds, which surround a four-bedroom farmhouse. Planning permission has been granted for two further dwellings.

The acreage is spread across nine fields.

BPS entitlements are available by separate negotiation. (CKD Galbraith 01786 434 600) 


In Flintshire, north-east Wales, 93-acre Tan Yr Allt Farm is for sale at offers in excess of £700,000,

The land is divided into two grazing blocks and has a range of predominantly stone outbuildings, including a former dairy parlour, animal housing and five-bay fodder barn.

It is currently let on an Agricultural Holdings Act tenancy (first succession) with an annual rent of  £4,775. Planning permission is in place to convert a large stone building into an equine centre and houses.

BPS entitlements are not included in the sale. (Davis Meade Property Consultants  01492 510 360) 


The Heaning Barn near Clitheroe in Lancashire has 40 acres of land surrounding a six-bedroom house.

The farm is predominantly used for an equestrian enterprise, but has room to diversify into other livestock operations with its good grazing land.

It has a large steel-framed barn, which currently forms an indoor riding arena and comes with seven stables. The guide price is £1.35m for the whole. (Smiths Gore 01200 411 050)

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