Rare arable offering in Cornwall

More than 160ha (400 acres) of arable land is on the market to the north-west of Helston, western Cornwall, on five farms forming the bulk of the Trevarno Estate.

The bare land is currently mainly run on share farming agreements producing a wide range of cropping including daffodils, potatoes, brassicas and cereals.

Most of these agreements could be continued if the buyer wished to do so, said Jack Mitchell, of selling agent Chesterton Humberts. Where this was not the case, vacant possession could be offered on most of the land in September or October this year.

The land is mainly grade 3 with most of the soils classed as freely draining slightly acid loam.

It carries an overall guide price of £7,000/acre and has been re-lotted following the estate having been marketed as a whole last year.

Predominantly level, most field sizes are between five and 10 acres which was typical for the area, said Mr Mitchell.

The five lots are split between Gansey Farm (223 acres), Pencoys Farm (40 acres), Nantrisack Farm (70 acres), Sithney Green Mill Farm (51 acres), Tregajack Farm (16 acres). Most of the lots neighbour another of the blocks for sale.

Such a large offering of arable land is unusual for the area and is expected to attract investor funds as well as farming buyers.

Although offered by private treaty, the sale will probably be decided by private informal tender. (Chesterton Humberts 01823 331 234)

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