Mixed appeal at gateway to Moors

Plenty of interest is expected for Mowthorpe Farm, Hackness near Scarborough, a 337-acre mixed arable and livestock farm set at the entrance to the Forge Valley at the foot of the North Yorkshire Moors.

Agent Tom Mason of George F White said: “This really is a unique opportunity – the chance to buy a freehold farm like this does not come onto the market very often and normally they are passed down through the family.”

The arable land extends to 198 acres of deep loamy soils, producing good-yielding combinable crops and potatoes. Sheep graze the valley slopes.

The sale includes a traditional five-bedroom stone farmhouse, a four-bedroom cottage and a mixture of modern and traditional farm buildings. Mowthorpe is for sale as a whole or as eight separate lots, guided at £2.2m. (George F White 01430 876010)