Busy farmland sales season continues – our picks

A wide variety of arable and mixed farmland is being launched this week, mainly across England.

In the week ending 15 April, farmland on the public market jumped to 7,931 acres, according to the Farmers Weekly land tracker, which was a 41% increase on the week.

However, this brought the cumulative area of farmland for sale in 2016 to 13,758 acres, which was 19% below where it was by the same week last year, when 17,032 acres were for sale.

See also: Checklist: What to consider when selling your farmland

St Clare Hall Farm, Suffolk

  • Bradfield St Clare, near Bury St Edmunds 
  • Currently all down to grass with buildings adapted for equestrian use but the 184 acres of Grade 3 soils have previously grown cereals. A farmhouse is included.
  • Guide price: £2.425m
  • Strutt & Parker (01473 220422)

Liberty Hill Farm, Northumberland

  • Near Elsdon
  • An upland farm with 220 acres of permanent pasture currently used to rear alpacas. A large range of modern buildings and a bungalow.  
  • Offers in excess of £840,000
  • George F White (01665 603231)

Ashbocking Hall Farm, Suffolk

Ashbocking Hall

  • Ashbocking, near Ipswich 
  • About 300 acres of Grade 2 and Grade 3 arable land plus 1,150t of grain storage. A range of agricultural buildings including two grain stores and a house with an agricultural occupancy condition.
  • Guide price: £3.6m for the whole, or in two lots
  • Savills (01483 234822)

Eildon Mains, Scottish Borders

  • Near Melrose
  • About 100 acres of pasture, nearly all of which is ploughable. A range of traditional buildings provide livestock housing and handling. 
  • Offers over £1m
  • CKD Galbraith (0131 240 6960)

Farrantshayes Farm, Devon


  • Near Cullompton
  • A mixed farm with combinable crops grown alongside temporary and permanent grassland, and two apple orchards. In all, 175 acres with an extensive range of traditional and modern buildings.
  • Guide price: £2.35m
  • Stags (01392 680059)

Land at Reydon Grove Farm, Suffolk

  • Near Southwold
  • About 112 acres of Grade 3 arable land with some underground irrigation infrastructure. Growing cereals but previously cropped to sugar beet and potatoes.
  • Guide price: £950,000
  • Savills (01473 234 800)

Chapple Farm, Devon

  • Near Winkleigh
  • About 154 acres of organic, arable-capable grassland. Recently used for seasonal turkey production and Aberdeen Angus cattle. Includes timber-framed buildings and a house.
  • Guide price: £1.75m, or in five lots
  • Strutt & Parker (01392 215631)

Ovington Down Farm, Hampshire

Ovington Down Farm

  • Near Alresford
  • An in-hand arable estate with 457 acres of Grade 3 arable land, which is cropped to oilseed rape, wheat and barley with first wheat yields averaging 3t/acre. Traditional and modern buildings include 1,250t of grain storage and an Alvan Blanch 20t/hour dryer. It has a farmhouse and a pair of semi-detached cottages.
  • Offers in excess of £9m
  • Savills (01962 857428)

Land at Coate, Wiltshire

  • Near Devizes
  • About 165 acres of predominantly Grade 1 and Grade 2 land in the Vale of Pewsey. Suitable for salad, field-scale vegetables and cereals.
  • Guide price: £1.775m
  • Woolley & Wallis (01672 515252)

FBT at Village Farm, Northamptonshire

  • Near Thrapston 
  • A 530-acre block of predominantly arable land with small parcels of grassland for rent by informal tender commencing in October. No rent review will be carried out during the term of the agreement.
  • Five-year FBT for the whole or in three lots, starting in October. Applications to be received by 12 noon on Friday 3 June.
  • Savills (01733 567231)

Land at Toseland, Cambridgeshire

Toseland farmland Cambridgshire

  • Near St Neots
  • A ring-fenced block of about 198 acres of Grade 2 arable land, divided in to five parcels. One steel-framed building is included.
  • Guide price: £1.9m
  • Carter Jonas (01223 346628)

Marston Park, Derbyshire

  • Near Ashbourne
  • A mixed arable and grassland farm with 237 acres, a range of traditional and modern buildings and a period farmhouse in need of renovation. About 87 acres are cropped to cereals, with the balance grazed by cattle.
  • Guide price: £2.6m for the whole or in six lots.
  • Fisher German (01530 412821)

Corn Mill Farm, Nottinghamshire

  • Wallingwells, near Worksop
  • An equipped arable farm with modern buildings which include 200t of grain storage. There are 196 acres of predominantly combinable crop land, and a four-bedroom farmhouse subject to an agricultural occupancy condition.
  • Guide price: £1.9m
  • Savills (0115 934 8130)

Lower Newton, Devon

  • Near Crediton
  • A former dairy farm with 179 acres of ploughable pasture, range of buildings and four-bedroom bungalow with an agricultural occupancy condition.
  • Guide price: £1.695m, or in four lots.
  • Stags (01392 680059)

Land at Eyston Smyths Farm, Suffolk

  • Near Sudbury
  • Grade 2 arable land – 137 acres with planning permission for a grain store.
  • Guide price: £1.2m
  • Savills (01473 234 800)