Several farms launch in spring despite pandemic

A number of farms have been launched and continue to be marketed by agents during this typically popular time, despite the difficulties presented by the coronavirus pandemic.

Though some agents have taken a step back from the active market, others are attempting to work as usual, with the caveat of some necessary safety precautions.

Tom Watson, director at Cundalls, North Yorkshire, said the advice on viewing properties is that it is not considered essential travel, and so it is likely the market for equipped units will be stalled until the lockdown is over.

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“That said, in the past two weeks, I have agreed two sales on parcels of bare land, and purchasers have also externally viewed while doing their daily exercise,” Mr Watson said.

“We are able to provide virtual video tours and drone videos to those who can’t wait until the end of lockdown to view.”

Here is a selection of the most recent farms to come to market in England and Scotland.

Livestock farm

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© Carter Jonas

Tucks Farm, Wiltshire, is on the market with Carter Jonas with a guide price of £2.25m.

The 160-acre unit has a five-bedroom property and a range of buildings suitable for livestock housing. It is available as a whole or in two lots.

Scottish selection

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© Galbraith

Galbraith has launched 238-acre Meikle Richorn Farm in Kirkcudbrightshire, guided at £3.5m.

Available as a whole or in four lots, it includes a six-bedroom house, 10 holiday cottages, planning permission for six further chalets, and a range of farm buildings.

Land lot

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© Strutt & Parker

In Kent, Strutt & Parker is selling 111 acres of pasture, grade 3 arable land and woodland at Hurst Farm, near Crockham Hill.

The land is available for £885,000 as a whole or in two lots.

Yorkshire offering

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© Cundalls

Lime Kiln Farm, North Yorkshire, is on the market with Cundalls with a guide price of £1.5m.

The 113-acre arable holding has a renovated Grade II listed house and farm buildings, and is available as a whole or in two lots.

Poultry unit

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© Stags

Stags has launched 59-acre Lower Thorndon Poultry Farm, near Holsworthy, guided at £865,000.

Available as a whole or in two lots, it includes four poultry houses and two general buildings.

Essex opportunity

Farmhouse and land

© Brown & Co

In Essex, Brown & Co is selling 663-acre Berwick Hall Farm Estate with a guide price of £7.29m.

It includes two properties, farm buildings, Grade 2 arable land, grassland and woodland.

It is offered for sale as a whole or in five lots.

Large holding

View of farmhouse and land

© Galbraith

Tipperty Farm, in Aberdeenshire, is on the market with Galbraith at a guide price of £4.82m.

The 1,080-acre holding of mainly Grade 3 land also has a two-bedroom house plus a range of farm buildings, including housing for 600 cattle and 200t of grain storage.

It is available as a whole or in three lots.

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