A Cambridgeshire state encompassing more than 4000 acres is being offered for sale in three lots or as a whole with a £43.5m guide price.
The Coldham Estate near Wisbech comprises some 4,179 acres (1,691ha) of prime arable land. It includes 30 turbines, a significant amount of crop storage and irrigation across most of the cropped area.
The majority of the land is classified as Grade 1 with the remainder being Grade 2. The rich alluvial soils are versatile and suitable for growing cereals, oilseed rape as well as potatoes, field vegetables, onions and sugar beet.
Significant investment in recent years has included crop storage facilities which amount to 8,300 tonnes of grain storage and 4,060 tonnes of ambient potato storage.
Two reservoirs with a total storage capacity of 230,000m3 are situated on the estate, which has the benefit of three summer abstraction licences and two underground irrigation mains servicing the majority of the land.
The estate includes a number of renewable energy income streams through various leases. Coldham Wind Farm includes eight wind turbines and a substation, while White Mill Windfarm includes six wind turbines on freehold-owned land.
The estate is being marketed alongside Goole Estates in South Yorkshire. Together, the two estates amount to over 8,350 acres, including 20 residential properties and 30 wind turbines.
Joint agents are Savills and Bidwells on behalf of Urban&Civic. Charlie Paton of Savills said both estates were well-placed to operate and deliver in the changing agricultural and environmental landscape. He added: “Properties of this scale and quality very rarely come onto the open market.”
Roland Bull of Bidwells said the twin sale presented existing landowners and new entrants with the opportunity to buy into the agricultural market at scale and in a single transaction.