Three contrasting pasture farms offer varied opportunities

Three smaller grassland farms new to the market offer widely contrasting opportunities.

Foggerthwaite Farm near Barnard Castle, County Durham, has just over 75 acres of mainly permanent pasture, with a three-bedroom stone house and decent range of traditional stone buildings – although both need updating.

The farm is in a very quiet position, not visible from the road, and with good views across Teesdale, said Sheryl Sowden of agent George F White. Foggerthwaite is a typical size for farms in the area, with the land medium-quality upland grazing and all fields enclosed by stone walls.

The land is in an Uplands Entry Level Stewardship Scheme, which began on 1 July last year for five years, with an annual payment of £1883. The overall guide price is £605,000, although the farm is available in three lots. (George F White 01833 690390)

At Southam, near Daventry, Warwickshire, Napton Fields Farm is the same size at around 75 acres – also all pasture – but is level productive grazing land. Its four-bedroomed house is modern red brick, recently decorated and surrounded by the land, also in one block. The Grade 3 land is a fine loam over clay soil in the Denchworth series.

As well as traditional farm buildings, there are several steel portal-framed buildings of about 15,000sq ft in total, with potential for many alternative uses. Napton Fields is being sold by its overseas owner looking to realise some capital in a buoyant land and farms market, said agent Tim Howard. (Howkins & Harrison 01788 564680).

Carter Jonas has put a guide price of £700,000 on a Northamptonshire smallholding which it is selling by auction on 11 March. Park House, West Haddon, has a Georgian farmhouse with four bedrooms and 42 acres; again the land is all in one block, currently in pasture.

The buildings (3658sq ft) are mainly traditional, including stables and open-sided storage, plus a Dutch barn. (Carter Jonas 01604 608 200)

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