Three farms of the same size, all with heavy residential elements, will come to the market shortly in a wide price range.
Farms rarely come up for sale in the Tyne Valley so the launch of Todridge Farm at Great Whittington near Corbridge will be welcomed. This stock farm is all permanent pasture and has about 350 acres of Grade 3 land in a ring fence.
As well as the main house there is a pair of semi-detached houses and two detached cottages along with a range of stone buildings with potential for alternative uses. Todridge Farm has a small range of buildings including concrete portal frame housing for about 50 cows and is on the market with a guide price in the region of £3m. (Savills 01904 617 800)
In the heart of the Exmoor National Park and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Liscombe Farm near Dulverton, Somerset, has two farmhouses as well as four holiday cottages. A courtyard of barns already has planning permission for conversion to further holiday accommodation.
There is a good range of modern farm buildings and a livery yard with 11 barn-style looseboxes. The 358 acres of pasture and arable land here is organic and the £3.6m guide price includes single farm payment entitlements. (Savills 01392 455 747)
At just about double the price of Liscombe Farm, Savills is offering a 352-acre holding on the Gloucestershire/Warwickshire border.
Most of Norton Grounds Farm at Aston Subedge near Chipping Campden is in arable crops or rotational grass leys with just 17 acres of permanent pasture. There is a Grade II listed six-bedroom farmhouse, two pairs of semi-detached three-bedroom cottages and a four-bedroom barn conversion for holiday accommodation
A further barn conversion offers a one-bedroom cottage and a two-bedroom cottage alongside a large range of traditional and modern farm buildings and some equestrian facilities. The guide price for this mixed arable and beef unit is £7.25m. (Savills 01865 269 168)
The same firm is also about to launch Hanging Hill Farm at Kennythorpe, Malton, North Yorkshire. This has about 125 acres of Grade 3 land, most of which is arable and currently run on a contract farming agreement. There is a three-bedroom farmhouse and a separate two-bedroom cottage.
The holding was previously a training yard so has stables and a sand arena. Hanging Hill Farm has been lotted and has an overall guide price of £1.34m. (Savills 01904 617 800)