The chance to buy land in Hampshire comes rarely enough. The chance to buy almost 1,000 acres, two-thirds of which is good arable land, is probably once in a generation.
So the launch of Robey’s Farm at Brown Candover, near Winchester, at £12m will attract huge interest.
Just six miles from Alresford and with its main house in a very secluded position, Robey’s Farm also has a well-known mixed pheasant and partridge shoot, which makes the best of the holding’s undulating landscape.
There is 668 acres of good arable land, 273 acres of commercial woodland, a principal traditional house, two let cottages, grain handling facilities and a range of traditional farm buildings.
The land is fertile chalky loam, capable of producing good yields, says Richard Nocton of selling agent Woolley & Wallis.
Two modern, steel-framed barns have grain drying and storage for up to 2,500t and the farm also has a 50t weighbridge.
Its mixed broadleaf and conifer woodland forms part of the ancient Micheldever Forest.
“A substantial commercial arable and woodland estate in Hampshire of such quality is a rare commodity and it is sure to attract a wide range of buyers, including city investors, overseas buyers, and someone wishing to acquire a beautiful farm,” said Mr Nocton.
“There is enormous potential to redevelop the principle house into a truly grand country house, subject to planning.”
Robey’s Farm is in a nitrate vulnerable zone. No single farm payment entitlements are included but almost 274 entitlements may be available separately. The buyer will be required to continue an ELS agreement on the farm until its expiry on 31 January 2016. (Woolley & Wallis 01672 515 252)