903 Ac(365.43 Ha)
Guide price £8,950,000

Swineshead FarmsSwineshead, Bedfordshire, MK44 1BY

  • Under offer
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Grade II Listed 5 bedroom farmhouse with ancillary buildings and paddock
  • Productive arable land with excellent internal access
  • Range of farm buildings including 1,900 tonnes of grain storage
  • Redundant farmstead with development potential (subject to planning)
  • Sporting potential
  • Additional land potentially available on a Farm Business Tenancy
  • In all, about 903 acres (365 hectares)

A superb commercial arable farm set in attractive rolling countryside.

About this property

  • Swineshead Farms offers purchasers the opportunity to acquire a largely ring fenced block of approximately 903 acres (365 hectares) of highly productive arable land. The farm includes an attractive 15th Century farmhouse and ancillary buildings, a range of modern farm buildings with grain storage and a traditional former farm steading with development potential, subject to planning.

    It is a first class arable farming enterprise with large fields suitable for modern farming machinery. The arable area extends to approximately 890 acres (360 hectares) with the balance being made up of woodland, roads/tracks, water, farm buildings and residential.

    The land is classified as a mixture of Grade 2 and 3 on the Land Classification Series of England and Wales. The soils are predominantly of the Denchworth Series although there are areas belonging to the Hanslope and Efford Series. Such soils are clay based and capable of growing high yielding arable crops.

    The farm has consistently produced high yielding crops with winter wheat averaging 10t/ha and oilseed rape 3.75t/ha. In a record year, the winter wheat crop achieved an average yield of 12.5t/ha.

    100.74 acres (40.79 hectares) of land hatched blue on the sale plan will be made available to the purchaser to occupy under a Farm Business Tenancy, subject to agreeing terms.

    In addition to the land owned freehold and the land hatched blue, a further 187 acres (76 hectares) will be available for the Purchaser to rent from a third party, subject to agreeing terms.

    Moat Farmhouse is Grade II Listed and is one of the principal houses in the village of Swineshead, situated in a prominent yet private position overlooking the village church and with open fields to the rear. The house dates back to the 15th Century and is timber framed with a rendered finish.

Swineshead Farms is most certainly one of the best arable farms currently available for sale in the UK

Charlie PatonProperty agent

Additional information

  • The Vendors reserve a right of holdover until 30 September 2019 to harvest the growing crop. Furthermore, the Vendors reserve a right to manage, store and load the harvested crop in the grain store and grain bins until 31 March 2020.
  • Directions: The farm is situated around the picturesque village of Swineshead in rural Bedfordshire, close to the Cambridgeshire border. The farm is located close to the market town of Kimbolton with its highly regarded public school, local facilities and leisure services. Further schooling and wider facilities are available in Bedford approximately 13 miles to the south. The nearest mainline railway stations are St. Neots (10 miles) and Bedford (13 miles), both offering a high speed train service to London Kings Cross in under an hour. This
  • EPC Exempt