Property Editor’s Notebook

Aberdeenshire farm boasts 316 acres

Strutt & Parker remains confident that a buyer will be found for Upper Braiklay Farm at Methlick, Aberdeenshire, after a deal fell through this week.

The property has been recently modernised, and has a farmhouse, cottage, 11,500sq m of covered buildings and about 316 acres of good land. Tom Stewart-Moore of Strutt & Parker reckoned the farm would still be under offer by Christmas.

The guide price is £2.5m, plus the cottage at £275,000.

Local investor buys Shropshire land

Shropshire auctioneer Halls sold about 98 acres of Grade 2 and 3 land currently in arable use near Oswestry for £585,000 (£5969/acre).

The land at Berghill Farm, Whittington, was bought by a local farming family. “With interest rates set to drop considerably further in the New Year, temptation to invest in a stable commodity such as land is likely to harden even further,” said Halls director David Giles.

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St Michael’s Mount from Boskednan House
West Cornwall farms overlooks Mounts Bay

South-west agent Stags is marketing Boskednan House with 97 acres as a “model” farm near Ding Dong on the Penwith Peninsula in Cornwall.

Overlooking surrounding countryside as well as Mounts Bay and St Michael’s Mount, it has a substantial, mainly modern stone and slate farmhouse that is subject to an agricultural occupancy condition and a range of good modern farm buildings.

Offered as a whole or in lots, the guide price for the whole farm is in the region of £955,000.

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