Versatile estate with agricultural land and woodland to let
BTF Partnership is offering to let The Beachborough Estate which is a versatile estate extending to approximately 743.18 acres which includes agricultural land (440.75 acres) and mixed woodland (302.43 acres) just to the north west and west of Folkestone within the Gault Vale. The land is being offered to let by Informal Tender as a whole with a closing date of 12 noon on Friday 1st June 2018.
The estate comprises predominantly Grade III agricultural land with a significant amount of woodland and is available on a six-year Farm Business Tenancy (FBT) Agreement from 1st October 2018.
The land is split into six separate blocks with the main block in the centre of the estate extending to approximately 534.45 acres. Soil types vary with the north consisting of the Denchworth soil series of clayey soils in gault and to the south the Barming, Bearsted and Hothfield Soil series or freely draining loamy soils over lower greensand rocks and Folkestone Beds. The majority of the agricultural land has been ploughed or cultivated within the last 15 years excluding the upland banks that form part of the Folkestone and Etchinghill Escarpment SSSI.
Alex Cornwallis at BTF Partnership comments: “This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to increase their holding size significantly with potential of additional income from Countryside Stewardship and the Secretary of State for Defence, who would like a licence over part of the land for the training of service personnel. There is potential within the woodland for coppicing subject to the necessary consents and a small shoot which was formerly on the land many years ago. It will be a very interesting process as the land is highly suited to livestock farming, but there are areas that would be suitable for ploughing subject to the necessary environmental impact assessment.”
Further details are available at www.btfpartnership.co.uk or 01233 740077.