October 2, 2008

Grassland Farm Sells in Excess of Pounds2m

E ven in difficult times quality property sells and Kemps Farm, Winsford, on Exmoor, is no exception to the rule.

Kemps Farm extends in total to 347 acres and is a well-managed and looked-after Exmoor hill farm. Including a six-bedroom farmhouse rebuilt in the 1980s and three-bedroom cottage, the farm also has two excellent stock buildings and the holding has been run by the Winzer family for 50 years with improvements carried out year on year.

The ground is all down to pasture, with about 150 acres of sloping ground to include part of Bye Common, the remaining land forming a lovely run of level or gently sloping pasture, all in convenient-sized enclosures, ideally suited to mowing or grazing. The hedges and fences are in prime condition and the River Exe runs through the farm. While the hunting rights were reserved, the shooting rights were included in the sale and there was potential for the creation of a small private shoot on the farm.

Guided at offers in excess of pounds2 million, the farm attracted strong interest particularly from London and the South East and a sale was agreed in excess of that level, which is now complete.

Alex Rew, head of Stags Farm Agency department, reported: "We were delighted to receive instructions to offer Kemps Farm for sale, and the sale now rewards our clients for their lifetime work - and brings a new face onto Exmoor, who is keen to continue the farming of Kemps as well as continuing his primary business based in the South East."

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