Fisher German is delighted to launch the Manston Farms portfolio, a rarely available investment opportunity. Manston Farms in its entirety is a 700-acre rural estate comprising three farms with a guide price of £7.515 million. The farms are based in Sturminster Newton in the heart of North Dorset. Fisher German is inviting tenders for the whole estate or in four lots, each with their own unique advantages.
Lushes Farm (Lot 1), with a guide price of £3m, is a fully equipped dairy farm with farmhouse, bungalow, modern farm buildings and land covering in total 227 acres. The property is subject to a Farm Business Tenancy expiring in 2023.
Thornton Farm (Lot 2) has a guide price of £2.35m and is also a dairy farm with modern and traditional buildings covering approx. 35,875 sq ft. The Grade II Listed farmhouse is split into two dwellings, the first comprising a sitting room, kitchen, four bedrooms and bathroom; the second offers a sitting room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and an office or second bedroom. The farm and part of the farmhouse is let on an Agricultural Holdings Act Tenancy and separate residential Assured Shorthold Tenancy for the remaining part of the farmhouse.
Crib House Farm (Lot 3) is a mixed arable and stock farm over 189 acres with a guide price of £1.85m. The former dairy buildings extend to over 30,000 sq ft and the residential buildings include a farmhouse, cottage and bungalow. This lot will also be sold subject to an existing Agricultural Holdings Act Tenancy.
Lot 4 is an exciting opportunity to purchase 36 acres of land on the edge of Manston Village with a guide price of £315,000. There is also some longer-term development potential (subject to planning).
Matthew Allen, Partner at Fisher German, said:“This agricultural investment property with a mix of tenancies is well suited to a variety of investors and our team will be more than happy to discuss the potential of all or any of the lots with charities, pension funds, non-farming investors and local landed estate buyers in addition to those interested in utilising the land for farming operations in the future.’