Kent farmland market opens up | South East Farmer

Kent farmland market opens up

Property Posted 24/06/21
BTF Partnership is offering for sale three parcels of agricultural land extending to nearly 350 acres. These will provide a boost to the South East land market which has seen a shortage of land onto the open market over the past few years.

The Franks farmland at Horton Kirby, near Swanley, is 164.29 acres of mainly arable land available as a whole or in two lots. Lot 1 is 143.01 acres of arable land which is mostly Grade II and Grade III. Lot 2 is 12.45 acres of arable land and 6.33 acres of deciduous woodland. The land has grown an arable rotation in recent years with some maize. Due to the chalky sub-soil of both parcels of land, this might be suitable for vineyard planting. The guide price for Lot 1 is £1,275,000 and Lot 2 £225,000.

The Land known as Keepers Field at Throwley, near Faversham, is a parcel of Grade II arable land extending to about 33.14 acres. The land has grown a wide variety of combinable crops, with Spring Wheat drilled in 2021. The guide price is £300,000 and the closing date for informal tenders is Friday 25 June. The third opportunity is at Appledore, Kent, with land and buildings available as a whole or in three lots with a guide price of £2.5m. Lot 1 consists of 141.63 acres of Grade III agricultural land. Lot 2 is 1.52 acres with buildings and a residential consent and Lot 3 is 5.01 acres including a strategic rural building plot.

Richard Thomas at BTF Partnership commented: “These sizeable parcels of land open up some new opportunities for existing farm businesses that are looking to expand as the land market here in Kent has seen very little land coming onto the open market in the last couple of years.

“The Franks farmland is particularly interesting as it has potential for vineyard planting, a growing sector here in Kent. Now, with both the uncertainty of Brexit and to some extent the worst of the pandemic behind us, farmers and landowners can plan ahead for the future.”

Location Horton Kirby, Kent
Location Throwley, Kent
Location Appledore, Kent


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