A rare and unusual opportunity to acquire more than 500 acres of prime arable farmland at two north Essex farms has come on the market, with a price tag of £7.5m.
The farms sit in two separate parcels of land, three miles north of Great Dunmow, between the B184 to Thaxted and the B1057 to Great Bardfield. Lashley Hall in Stebbing extends to 357 acres and includes a Grade II listed 16th Century farmhouse, whilst nearby Glebe Farm in Great Easton extends to 191 acres. They have been owned by the same family for 50 years and are available as a whole or as two separate lots.
Mullucks Wells Consultant Tim Trembath who is handling the sale, said: “It’s (I’ve taken out ‘very’) unusual for such a large amount of 1st-class arable land to come onto the market. It’s strong land, in excellent order, mainly used to grow seed crops, with the added benefit of a lovely timber-framed Essex farmhouse at Lashley Hall, which sits on high ground with extensive views. An opportunity like this simply doesn’t come up very often.”
The four-bedroom property sits at the end of a half-mile drive, out of sight from the road. It also includes an ancient moat (take out ‘surrounding the site’) where the original house would have stood, a good range of modern agricultural grain stores for over 1,000 tons, and associated outbuildings.
Glebe Farm lies to the east of the village of Great Easton and includes a brick storage building and two grainstores, capable of holding 300 tons each.
Tim Trembath added: “We are privileged to be handling this sale and we anticipate that the farms will sell either to an investor who’s looking for long-term Inheritance Tax relief, or to existing landowners/farmers looking to extend their holdings.”