Long Melford: Pastureland goes under the hammer

Two plots of pastureland totalling around 16 acres at Long Melford in the Stour Valley go under the hammer on Wednesday.

The largest, nearly eight acres, borders the River Stour and has a guide price of £40,000 to £45,000. The second is nearly seven acres and has a guide price of £55,000 to £65,000.

The auction, by Cheffins, also includes four country pubs, building plots and other plots of farmland in the Cambridge area.

Auctioneer Simon Gooderham said: “Auctioning is an ideal way of widening the market for smaller plots of rural land. We send out details to more than 100,000 email addresses on our databases and we advertise widely in the media. With the usual private treaty approach, small plots of land often attract only local buyers, whereas a widely publicised auction brings in a much higher level of interest.”