In South Warwickshire Hunt Hall Farm has just been launched, with 87ha (216 acres) near Stratford-upon-Avon. This mixed arable and grassland farm has extensive traditional and modern buildings including bin grain storage and lambing sheds.
The modern three-bedroom farmhouse was built between 2005 and 2007 and is subject to an agricultural occupancy restriction.
Hunt Hall has additional income of £4,000 a year from a telecommunications mast, on which the agreement runs until 2018.
The traditional farm buildings include a two-storey brick barn while modern buildings include low-level lambing pens, a three-bay steel portal-framed machinery store, general purpose storage building and a concrete portal-framed four-bay livestock building along with feed stores and bins.
The farm is in an elevated position and one of very few on the market in the area. Marcus Faulkner of agent Sheldon Bosley has put a guide price of £2.25m on Hunt Hall Farm to include single farm payment entitlements but, unusually, not the 2011 single farm claimant status.
The soil at Hunt Hall is grade 3a Warwickshire clay with some lighter land on the higher levels and the vendors of the farm are retaining an established vineyard on some of this higher land.
An Entry Level Stewardship scheme on the holding began in August 2010 and the buyer will be expected to comply with the terms of this agreement and indemnify the vendor against any claims by Natural England. (Sheldon Bosley on 01608 661 666)