‘First-class’ arable farm comes to market

Chesterton Humberts is about to launch a highly productive Oxfordshire arable farm with substantial rental income.

Castle Farm, near Banbury, extends to 661 acres of ring-fenced land, with a five-bedroom farmhouse, two cottages and a range of converted offices and workshops.

“This is a first-class, high-yielding and productive farm in a good location, with 636 acres cropped with wheat, beans and oilseed rape,” said Chesterton Humberts director, Charles Lucas. Wheat yields regularly exceed 4t/acre. “In addition there is substantial income from rents and environment schemes.”

The farm buildings are centrally located, and include a large grain store and drier, and two open-fronted barns. All the land can be accessed via internal farm roads, without the need to drive on public highways.

Castle Farm comes with two three-bedroom cottages, which are let on assured shorthold tenancies for £650 a month. It also has four offices and two workshops housed in converted farm buildings, producing £62,000 a year.

In addition, it has four stables with a manège, a family shoot and river fishing. It is for sale as a whole, guided at £5m.