Farmland blocks in sought-after Deben Valley hit market at once

The Woodlands, Framlingham, which is on the market through Clarke and Simpson

The Woodlands, Framlingham, which is on the market through Clarke and Simpson - Credit: Archant

Three blocks of land along the Deben Valley have hit the market simultaneously as land values continue to soar to all-time highs.

Framlingham-based agents Clarke and Simpson said these latest farmland sales would provide “an interesting benchmark” for the market this summer.

West Hill Farm at Brandeston, near Framlingham, which includes a substantial Edwardian Farmhouse and around 60 acres, has a guide price of £1.65million and enjoys an “idyllic” setting in undulating countryside.

The Woodlands Farm, Framlingham, described as “a highly productive and superb sporting farm” extends to around 247 acres and stands in an elevated position on the outskirts of the town. The farm comes with guide price tag of £2.5m.

Horseclose Field, Hacheston, near Framlingham, is a highly productive arable field of around 188 acres which lies between the villages of Easton and Hacheston and is being marketed with a guide price of £1.85m.

Oliver Holloway, partner at Clarke and Simpson, said they were “delighted” to see three highly productive farms go up for sale for three separate clients around the same sought-after area.

“It is quite rare to have three blocks of land coming onto the market so closely located to one another and all within the picturesque and highly desirable Deben Valley,” he said.

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“Land values have continued to hit all time highs with prices in Suffolk having remained very strong despite commodity prices having remained at low levels for over 12 months.

“These land sales will provide an interesting bench mark in determining land prices going forward into the summer months. It will also be intriguing to see whether the result of last week’s General Election provides further confidence for lifestyle buyers and investors and whom have been very acquisitive in the land market in recent years.”

West Hill Farm comprises an impressive Edwardian House extending to nearly 5000sq ft, a substantial range of traditional and more modern farm buildings and productive arable land and grass land.

The Woodland Farm, between Framlingham and Easton, was formerly part of the Duke of Hamilton Estate. It consists of highly productive arable land and traditional woodland and provides purchasers with the opportunity to acquire a ring fenced parcel of land for agricultural, amenity or investment purposes. It also includes an 800 tonne grain store.

“The land has been farmed in hand to a very high standard for a number of years and consistently produces yields in excess of 4 tonnes per acres (10 tonnes per hectare),” said Mr Holloway.

“It offers superb sporting potential and a successful pheasant and partridge shoot has operated on the farm for many years.”

Clarke and Simpson is also offering 48.29 acres of arable land on the outskirts of Bramford, near Ipswich for £483,000.