Keen demand expected for farmland

AGENT Lacy Scott & Knight is marketing two farms in west Suffolk.

One sale involves 56 acres of productive arable land at Bradfield St George, near Bury St Edmunds, which also includes a detached cottage, let on a statutory tenancy of about 40 years, and a range of modern farmbuildings.

It is being offered for sale as a whole or in up to four lots with guide prices totalling �580,000.

Further south, the firm is acting jointly with Robinson & Hall of Ipswich in the sale of the land at Hill Farm, Glemsford.

The farm forms a single block of bare land totalling around 241 acres, with the main fields in arable production. There is also a strip of low-lying grass and amenity land running round to border the River Glem, and part of the land has been in set aside for several years.

The farm is offered for sale as a whole or in up to four lots with price guides totalling �1.3mllion.

Rowland Beaney of Lacy Scott & Knight said: “Suffolk farmland has been making record prices in 2010. There has been a keen demand for farms and blocks of arable land throughout the county with purchasers encouraged by the recent rise in produce prices.”