Launches from Hampshire to Fife widen choice of farms

Tern Farm

Tern Farm © Savills

A fully irrigated Shropshire arable holding, with additional residential income, is due for launch.

Tern farm at Longdon-Upon-Tern, near Telford, is mentioned in Domesday survey notes.

It comes to the market with 524 acres of land, a four-bedroom Georgian period house, modern and traditional farm buildings and seven cottages.

The property has been in the same hands since 1973. Over the centuries, it has had a number of significant ownerships, including a one-time Lord Mayor of London, Sir Rowland Hill.

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It once formed part of the Lilleshall Abbey estate and was owned by the Earl of Shrewsbury in 1806.

While it is rich in history, the farming operation is a modern one with 475 acres of cereal and potato production, all fully irrigated, with three reservoirs across a further 13 acres and capacity to store more than 300m litres from the River Tern.

The land includes seven acres of pasture and 20 acres of mature woodland. Tern Farm is subject to a Mid Tier Countryside Stewardship agreement until 31 December 2024, which will be transferred.

There are several modern farm buildings, including temperature-controlled potato storage.

The farmhouse has been renovated to a high standard, the extensive traditional buildings have outline permission for conversion and the sale includes shooting and fishing rights.

Tern Farm is on the market for offers in excess of £11m through joint agents Savills and Halls.

Mixed holding in Fife

A mixed arable and livestock farm is also coming to the market soon, at Cupar in Fife.

Offers of more than £2.65m for the whole are being sought by agent Galbraith for 379-acre Denbrae Farm, a holding that has not come to the market since 1918.

Denbrae Farm

Denbrae Farm © Galbraith

The land is a mix of Grade 3.1 and 3.2 arable and pasture, with crops including winter and spring barley, wheat and rye, broccoli, sugar beet and flax grown in a grassland reseeding programme.

The land faces mostly south, rising from about 55m to 130m above sea level.

There are extensive traditional and modern farm buildings, a 40t grain silo, a semi-detached four-bedroom cottage and a traditional three-bedroom farmhouse in need of modernisation.

Galbraith is also handling the sale of Gardener’s Hall and Grove Mount in West Lothian.

This comes with a productive block of land of just over 75 acres, currently used for grazing and fodder production.

Galbraith suggests there is potential to expand environmental and forestry interests through natural capital and forestry planting schemes.

Buildings include a modern cattle shed and several traditional farm buildings with development potential, subject to planning.

The traditional farmhouse is in need of extensive modernisation to make it habitable. There are also the ruins of a cottage, also with development possibilities.

Offers of more than £565,000 are being sought for the whole, or it is available in two lots, with a deadline of 12pm on Thursday 2 May 2024 for these to be submitted.

Gardener's Hall and Grove Mount

Gardener’s Hall and Grove Mount © Galbraith

£24m Hampshire property

The 1,000-acre Buckholt Estate at West Tytherley, Hampshire, is for sale at £24m.

Selling agent Savills describes Buckholt as a first-class farming and sporting estate, combining commercial arable farming with an established shoot.

The offering includes a substantial shooting lodge with nine ensuite bedrooms.

The arable land is contract farmed – more recently in a rotation of spring barley, winter wheat and oats – and there are modern farm buildings for storage and handling.

The estate also has a suckler herd of White Park cattle on the downland and pasture surrounding the house and buildings.

The farm is in an Entry Level plus Higher Level Stewardship agreement, which terminates in 2027.

Buckholt Estate

Buckholt Estate © Savills