Dairy and stock farms launch in wide geographical range

Recently launched in Pembrokeshire is Corston Farm, a dairy and arable holding offering scale and a good setup.

It has 568 acres of early, productive grass and arable land, good buildings, two three-bedroom lodges and two semi-detached cottages.

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There is a 20:40 herringbone parlour, covered collecting yard and cubicles for about 300 cows.

These are served by an underground slurry system, a substantial concrete slurry pit, five silage clamps and two 40-tonne cake silos. The farm has a 20,500cu m abstraction licence.

There are also extensive modern general-purpose outbuildings and traditional barns with conversion potential.

“This is one of the most important high-quality farms to come on to the market in Wales in recent years,” says Daniel Rees of selling agent Savills.

“It has been run as a successful and dedicated dairy farm by the current owners and has undergone a programme of improvements and refurbishments, including work on the milking parlour and the residential accommodation that is ideal for owner occupiers and/or staff.”

A derelict farmhouse could be reinstated, subject to planning, while the farm also offers potential for renewable energy production, says Savills.

An overall guide price of £6m has been set, although the farm has also been lotted four ways.

The sellers are concentrating on other farms in their business, with Corston Farm an outlying location from their other holdings.

Cumbria stock unit

Aerial view of Eden Banks Farm, Cumbria

Eden Banks Farm © H&H Land & Estates

Eden Banks Farm near Cumwhitton, Cumbria, is a productive stock farm with good-quality grazing and mowing land.

In a ring-fence, it has 107 acres, most of which is pasture, along with just over 22 acres of woodland.

There are good traditional buildings as well as more modern timber and steel portal frame livestock housing.

The farm has frontage on the River Eden and a four-bedroom brick farmhouse.

H&H Land & Estates has set a guide price of £1.2m for Eden Banks Farm, which is not in a nitrate vulnerable zone and has no environmental stewardship schemes running. 

Thomas Armstrong, director at H&H Land & Estates, said: “This is a farm that offers the potential to establish both a quality livestock enterprise, and, subject to the relevant planning consents, diversification opportunities.

“This is a wonderful example of a small livestock farm in a lovely Cumbrian setting, with the additional attraction of ancient woodland and extensive frontage on the River Eden.”

South Lanarkshire holding

Aerial view of Meikle Hareshaw Farm, south Lanarkshire

Meikle Hareshaw Farm © Galbraith

Also recently launched is Meikle Hareshaw Farm near Strathaven in south Lanarkshire.

This has almost 181 acres of mainly Grades 4.2 and 5.2 land with small areas of Grade 6.3, which has been let on a seasonal basis in recent years.

For sale through Galbraith as a whole or in three lots, the farm is about 30 miles south of Glasgow and has a four-bedroom stone farmhouse that needs modernisation.

There is a good range of buildings including a modern cattle court, pole barn, former piggery, sheep-handling pens, stables, byres, a hay shed, stores and workshops.

The guide price here is for offers of more than £945,000.