Get your hands on a piece of history

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John Earle & Son will be auctioning an unspoilt listed farmhouse with 132 acres near Offenham, Worcestershire, on 16 June.

It is the first time that Court Farm has come to the open market in 180 years, and provides buyers with a chance to renovate an untouched piece of history. “It is the farm that time forgot,” said agent Richard Abbey.

The ring-fenced arable and grassland farm includes 2200 yards of river frontage, a two-bedroom bungalow and a range of traditional and modern farm buildings. It is guided at £1.5m-1.6m.

Egg unit has potential

An egg production unit with 45,095sq ft of buildings near Market Drayton, Shropshire, offers great potential for farming or alternative uses.

The Poplars comprises four poultry buildings for caged egg production, plus a packing room, store room, and three-bedroom bungalow in almost 4 acres. “The site offers an interesting opportunity for egg and poultry production, or alternative uses such as storage or processing, subject to obtaining the relevant planning consent,” said Sarah Reece at agent Berry Bros.

It is on the market at £380,000.

Organic farm in heart of South Hams

Luscombe Maye in Devon is about to bring a small organic residential and livestock farm to the market between Totnes and Dartmouth.

About half of the 53 acres of Rowden Farm is suitable for grassland conservation/arable with the rest being steeper grazing pastures. An existing Countryside Stewardship Scheme is due to end this year, but the farm has been entered into the Organic Entry Level Stewardship. A four-bedroom farmhouse and 6,000 sq ft concrete framed farm building are included in the sale.

Rowden Farm is for sale by informal tender with a guide of £600,000-700,000.


W/e 15 May 2008 2009 Change

Acres 6,227 7,693 +24%

Cumulative 2008 2009 Change

Acres 45,104 44,728 -1%