Three large farms in England, Wales and Scotland bring opportunity

The sale of three large farms in England, Scotland and Wales is bringing more than 2,500 acres to the market. 

A rare opportunity to purchase an 880-acre mixed farm in the Scottish Borders comes with the sale of Hassendean, near Denholm.

The family has farmed it for nearly three decades, running 300 head of Angus cross Limousin cattle and 700 Greyface ewes.

While livestock is grazed across 295 acres of pasture, wheat and barley are predominantly grown on the 585 acres of Grade 3 and 4 arable land with winter wheat yields in excess of 3.5t/acre. 

Savills associate director Luke French said: “It’s an immaculate set-up and it has been a number of years since we have seen a mixed farm of this scale and quality on the market.”

New cattle courts, a grain store and sheep shed have been built in the past 10 years and the farm has around 500t of on-floor grain storage, a farmhouse and a cottage. It is for sale at offers over £4.5m. (Savills 0131 247 3723)

About 1,080 acres of farmland is included in the sale of Compton Castle on the Somerset and Dorset border near Sherborne.

The estate has around 262 acres of pasture and 820 acres of arable land. Maperton Farm is the largest agricultural block being lotted with 772 acres of predominantly arable land, a grain store and weighbridge. It also includes a dairy unit that previously supported 150 cows and an extensive range of buildings. The farm has a guide price of £8m. 

Farmers may be interested in other lots, including 137 acres of arable and pasture at Hicknoll at a guide price of £1.1m and 103 acres of predominantly arable land at Maperton for £1m. (Knight Frank 020 7861 1440)

The largest estate on the Welsh island of Anglesey is being sold for the first time.

The Plas Gwyn Estate, near the village of Pentraeth, includes about 600 acres of grassland and woodland which are split into a number of lots and let under a variety of farm business and Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies.

The entire estate has a guide price of £5m, or is available in 10 lots. (Knight Frank 020 7861 1069)

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