Rash of farms go under the hammer

A WIDE VARIETY of property across the country is set to go under the hammer this month, though much of the auctioneering action will be in the north.

Red Flatt Farm at Seaville, near Silloth, is set to be sold on July 5 in three lots. Including a Grade II listed four-bedroom house – which is available separately with 64 acres – and 110 acres of land, the farm is guided at £600,000.

Rosewain Farm, Wigton, which will be attracting bids on July 26, runs to 215 acres and comes with a four-bedroom house. The vendor did not want guide prices to be released.

The Poulter family is selling Avenue Farm at Bramley Grange, near Ripon, because son David Poulter has decided that a 40-cow dairy unit no longer made sense. The 41-acre property, which has a four-bedroom stone farmhouse with far-reaching views, will be sold on July 20 with a guide of £650,000.

Bank House Farm at Chop Gate on the North Yorks moors, between Stokesley and Helmsley, runs to 83 acres and features a three-bedroom house that could be extended subject to planning consent. It will be sold on July 27 with a £500,000 guide.

Buyers looking for Welsh auction sales have at least three options this month. The Llandeilo office of BJP will be selling Pistyll South, a 109-acre stock farm at Llanfyndd, near Carmarthen, on July 15. The farm will be sold in two lots with the traditional farmhouse and 67 acres of pasture guided at about £300,000. A further 42 acres of grass should make £100,000, said the firm.

The Fron at Howey, near Llandrindod Wells, was said to appeal to commercial farmers. The small house needs modernisation but has scope to be expanded into a nearby timber and stone barn. The guide is £350,000-£450,000 and sale date is July 29.

Three days earlier, Halls will be selling 191 acres of grazing straddling the Powys/Shropshire border at Gwern-y-Go Hill Farm, Sarn, near Newtown. The land, which is surplus to requirements, is being sold on behalf of Cambrian Land (1994) for £245,000-£265,000.

In Shropshire, RH & RW Clutton is handling the sale of The Newnes at Tetchill, near Ellesmere, on July 28. The 245-acre farm is the final part of a land investment firm’s estate in the area and is being sold after the retirement of the tenant. The farm is lotted 12 ways with a total guide of £1.27m.