The launch of several farms and blocks of land in the North offers buyers a wide choice.
Largest of these is the Blackhall Wood Estate near Carlisle in Cumbria. With five dwellings and just over 113ha (280 acres), it has been lotted into nine by selling agent Smiths Gore.
Three of the houses are Grade II* listed, with the main house having been lotted with a courtyard of traditional buildings and 16 acres. There is also a pair of semi-detached farm cottages.
The land is grade 3 Clifton soil series, a reddish fine and coarse loamy soil, mostly suitable for cereals and grass or maize fodder. Almost 46 acres of mixed woodlands offer shooting, conservation and amenity potential and the estate has fishing rights on the River Caldew.
A good range of farm buildings includes mainly modern housing, general purpose steel portal frame buildings, slurry store and former parlour.
The guide price for the Blackhall Wood Estate is £2.8m, with about 90 units of normal Single Payment Scheme entitlements being available to the buyer at market value. (Smiths Gore 01228 546400)
On the outskirts of Carlisle, H&H Land and Property has 141 acres of grazing or cropping land for sale including non-SDA entitlements. Part of Riggfoot Farm, the land was used for dairying but the herd was recently sold.
Available as a whole or in three lots across 18 fields, the land has an overall guide price of £738,500 and is in an Entry Level Stewardships Scheme. (H&H Land and Property 01228 406 260)
North Yorkshire agent Robin Jessop of Bedale has three holdings for sale. Hollin Hill Farm at Risplith near Ripon is a 53ha (130-acre) dairy farm in four lots. The farmstead with with 46 acres carries a guide price of £650,000 to £750,000 while the remaining three lots of land between 18 and 35 acres are between £8,000 and £10,000/acre.
At Raisdale in the North York Moors National Park, High Crossletts Farm is a 22ha (56-acre) Dales holding which is also lotted. The farmstead and 7.5 acres is at £550,000 to £650,000 while a building with land and a bare land lot are between £2,000 and £3,000/acre.
Getas Ghyll at Moulton near Richmond is a smallholding with an agricultural occupancy condition on 25 acres and has a guide price of between £425,000 and £475,000. (Robin Jessop 01677 425 950).