The Bridge and Brockton Estate, Shropshire

08 May 2017

A high quality 1,278-acre investment estate including two farms let on separate Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 tenancies

The 1,278-acre Bridge and Brockton Estate between Newport and Telford in Shropshire comprises two independent let farms occupied on separate Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 tenancies on full repairing and insuring terms. Collectively the estate combines productive agricultural land, farmhouses, cottages and extensive ranges of farm buildings with an annual rent of £114,538. 

The Estate is now for sale as a whole or in two lots through Savills. The combined guide prices for the Estate as a whole total is £10 million. Lot 1 is offered at a guide of £6.5 million and Lot 2 offered at a guide of £3.5 million.

Lot 1: Brockton Manor Farm

The main house, Brockton Manor farmhouse is a Grade II listed 19th century, seven-bedroom, three storey red brick manor house set in mature gardens and grounds. The farm has another 3 dwellings, a semi-detached cottage with two bedrooms and a pair of semi-detached three bedroom cottages.

There is an extensive range of modern and traditional farm buildings with potential for alternative use, subject to the necessary planning permission and four separate access points onto the public highway.

The 809 acres of farmland are predominantly classified as Grade 2 with about 20% being Grade 3 and most of it is irrigated. The majority is suitable for potato cropping and historically the land has supported a wide range of cereals, legumes and root crops. The current rotation includes peas, potatoes, winter oilseed rape and winter wheat with the remaining land designated as amenity and environmental.

In 1985 a borehole was installed by the tenants and the farmland benefits from three abstraction licences for the purposes of spray irrigation, which are not time limited. There is also a 2 million gallon reservoir.

Lot 2: Bridge Farm

Bridge farmhouse is a two storey red brick dwelling with six bedrooms. Also the farm has two detached cottages each having three bedrooms. There is an extensive range of traditional and modern farm buildings and outbuildings including some former dairy buildings; again there is potential for alternative uses subject to the necessary planning permission.

The farmland is predominately classified Grade 2 and 3, irrigated arable land and includes three principle soil types suitable for cereals, sugar beet, potatoes and field vegetables with some areas of grassland. A reservoir holds 10 million gallons and the farm has a ring main irrigation system and there is an abstraction licence held by the tenant. There is a small acreage of woodland.

Alex Lawson, Director, Savills farms and estates, comments, “Both farms are in excellent condition and fully equipped. It is rare for an investment property of this scale to come onto the market in Shropshire and we expect a wide range of interest in the estate as a whole and in the individual lots”

 

 
 

Key Contacts

Louise Rose

Louise Rose

Director
Rural

Savills Margaret Street

+44 (0) 79 6755 5817

 

Alex Lawson

Alex Lawson

Director
National Farms and Estates

Savills Margaret Street

+44 (0) 20 7409 8882