Autumn farmland market still brimming with opportunities

With properties still coming to the land and farms market this late in the year and buyers still eager to snap up a rural opportunity, it’s clear the selling season dynamic has changed.

Traditionally, farms and estates have launched in the spring and summer, when holdings look their best for both brochures and visits.

However, even before the Covid-19 pandemic, the market was slowly becoming less seasonal, with more transactions taking place in the second half of the year.

See also: Why we’re selling the family farm during coronavirus

The national lockdown appears to have exacerbated this, with vendors playing catch-up and buyers’ demand soaring.

Here’s a rundown of just some of the farms currently on offer.

Listed property

Hall Farm, near Ramsey in Cambridgeshire

© Savills

Hall Farm, near Ramsey in Cambridgeshire, is on the market with Savills, guided at £3.5m.

It includes 315 acres of Grade 1, 2 and 3 soils, a Grade II listed house, farm buildings and two flats currently let on assured shorthold tenancies.

Sporting option

Great Moreton Farm, near Bude, Cornwall

© Knight Frank

Near Bude, Cornwall, Knight Frank is selling the 276-acre Great Moreton Farm.

The sporting estate comes with a six-bedroom house, two cottages and various outbuildings, and has a guide price of £2.75m.

Welsh opportunity

The Green Farm in Higher Kinnerton, Flintshire

© Carter Jonas

Carter Jonas has launched The Green Farm in Higher Kinnerton, Flintshire, with a guide price of £1.35m.

Available as a whole or in five lots, the 88-acre pasture holding has a four-bedroom house, stables and a range of traditional buildings with planning consent for residential conversion.

Shropshire unit

Bourton Westwood Farm, by Much Wenlock, near Shrewsbury

© McCartneys

Bourton Westwood Farm, by Much Wenlock, near Shrewsbury, is on the market with McCartneys.

It includes 102 acres of arable and pasture land, a three-bedroom house, and a number of buildings.

Guided at £1.25m-£1.5m, it is available as a whole or in four lots and is for sale by informal tender, closing at 12 noon on Friday 20 November.

Poultry farm

Poultry units close to Wigton in Cumbria

© H&H Land & Estates

Close to Wigton in Cumbria, H&H Land & Estates is selling a 156,000-bird broiler unit for £850,000.

The 3.78-acre site comes with four modern broiler units, each with their own feed tower and ancillary control room.

Attractive land

The Moat Farmland, near Benenden in Kent

© BTF Partners

BTF Partnership has launched a ring-fenced parcel of land known as The Moat Farmland, near Benenden in Kent.

The 87 acres of arable land, grassland, woodland and ponds is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is guided at £750,000.