A superb commercial arable farm set in attractive rolling countryside
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 UKCharlie Paton