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Sun 23 October 2016
The remarkably dry summer enjoyed by the West Country this year has been followed by a continued spell of clement weather for autumn cultivations and maize harvest, a much welcome piece of good fortune for our region’s farmers. The ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ has brought the usual flurry of business for us working on the agency side at Stags, as sellers aim to get deals done before Christmas. This year has been no exception, with two large dairy farms on opposite sides of the coast - one in West Somerset and the other in West Dorset - coming to the market.
Binham Farm at Old Cleeve, near Dunster is an ex-Crown Estate farm of 274 acres, surrounded by The Quantocks, Exmoor and Blue Anchor Bay. The farm has a versatile range of modern dairy buildings with extensive livestock accommodation and a 14 x 14 parallel parlour. It is currently home to a milking herd of 260 cows, run on a grass forage system. The principal dwelling at Binham is a wonderful Jacobean Grade II* house which forms a spacious and comfortable family home, with four large bedrooms, a stunning dining hall, a professional kitchen and stunning landscaped gardens. There is also a separate cottage offering the possibility of dual occupation. For more information click here
If you are after a farm on the South coast, Northay Farm at Wootton Fitzpaine in West Dorset offers a farmhouse ripe for renovation, an extensive range of modern farm buildings including parlour, dairy and livestock accommodation and 242 acres of predominantly Grade 3 land. There are pockets of woodland copses offering amenity and sporting appeal, as well as stunning views to the coast at Charmouth. Approximately a quarter of a mile away from the farmstead, the Land at Lower Abbot’s Wootton offers the option of an additional 153 acres of accommodation land and modern farm buildings. For more information click here