Arable opportunities in Oxfordshire

A block of over 400 acres of Oxfordshire farmland is to go under the hammer on 15 July, with the chance to acquire a further 85 acres nearby.

Agents Moore, Allen & Innocent and CKD Kennedy Macpherson are marketing 434 acres of arable and pastureland at Church Farm, Little Faringdon, Oxfordshire, in a whole or in up to five lots.

At the same time, 85 acres of grade 2 land and some farm buildings are available by private treaty at Lower Church Farm in the same village. There is a small grain store, a covered yard plus a traditional Cotswold stone barn. Soils are described as free-draining loams over gravel and the property is entered into the Entry Level Stewardship Scheme.

The first of the five lots at Church Farm is a 207-acre block of partly drained arable land with highway access. There are three broadleaf woodland plantations established in 2006 under the English Woodland Grant Scheme. There is one field in permanent pasture with a spring-fed water supply.

The remaining lots of 75 acres, 81 acres, 64 acres and 8 acres are a mixture of arable and pastureland with some land in arable reversion under a Countryside Stewardship Agreement. Single Farm Payment entitlements are included in the sale.

The auction takes place at The New Inn, Lechlade, Gloucester, at 6.30pm on 15 July.