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Tue 8 December 2020
Stags Farm Agency department is pleased to announce the successful sale of Walkers Farm, near Stoke St Gregory in Somerset.
In all, Walkers Farm extends to 113 acres, having offered an excellent opportunity to acquire a diverse residential holding with a handsome, Georgian farmhouse, an established holiday complex business comprising four holiday cottages, versatile farm buildings and a run of productive farmland suitable for arable and grass cropping.
Situated between the villages of Stoke St Gregory and Burrowbridge, Walkers Farm occupies an elevated position overlooking the Somerset Levels with views towards the Polden Hills and Blackdown Hills.
George Alder, Partner and head of Stags Farm Agency department comments “On taking on this instruction we wanted to ensure that Walkers Farm would appeal to the widest possible audience of buyers, so advice relating to lotting, pricing strategy and the method of sale evolved around this objective. As a result, we launched the property to the market on the 24 June 2020, soon after the end of the first lockdown. As soon as marketing began it was clear that there was a combination of strong interest from distinct buyers, namely, residential buyers interested in the residential element of the farm including the holiday cottages, and land buyers with strong local interest in the land itself. However, what was most surprising was the number of people looking at the property as a whole, attracted by the opportunities the farm offered in its entirety.
After a six-week period of marketing a sale was agreed and, working with a local solicitor firm in Taunton, exchange of contracts and completion was done and dusted by the end of November.”
Stags were able to assist further to ensure the move was as smooth as possible for the vendors by contacting Stags On-site sales team to advise on the most suitable method of disposal of the dead stock. A farm sale was then quickly arranged as soon as contracts were exchanged, to ensure that it was undertaken while it was possible to go ahead under Covid Safe measures.
We wish the new owners all the best with their new farm and hope that they can benefit in the future from the strong interest from people wishing to holiday in the South West.
If you are looking to buy or sell a farm or land in the West Country, please do not hesitate to contact our Farm Agency department on 01392 680059.