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1242.25 acres, Pewsey, Wiltshire, SN9 6BY
Sold - Guide Price £19,000,000

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  • Highly productive arable land
  • Grade II Listed Manor House
  • Modern and traditional farm buildings
  • 9 cottages and 9 commercial units
  • Woodland with shooting potential
  • Fish Farm and trout lakes
  • All within an AONB
  • For sale as a whole or in 2 lots
  • About 1,242 acres
  • EPC Exempt

The Manningford Bohune Estate is a diversified and productive farming Estate in the Vale of Pewsey, with a handsome Grade II Listed eight bedroom Georgian Manor House located at its heart. In addition to the productive farmland, the Estate benefits from additional income from a residential portfolio, commercial units and fishery.

The Estate, totalling 1,242 acres (502.62 hectares), lies in a much sought after part of Wiltshire in the renowned Vale of Pewsey. Running from the Greensand on the river valley of the Wiltshire Avon towards the chalkland of Salisbury Plain the Estate is a prime example of a first class farming estate in an attractive location.

At the heart of The Estate is a Grade II Listed Manor House set in landscaped gardens in a private setting at the end of an impressive, gated driveway. The property has been well maintained by the current owners and also provides ancillary accommodation in an adjoining staff cottage. There is also a former granary adjacent to the Manor House which has potential for a range of uses, subject to planning.

The productive arable farmland, amounting to approximately 951 acres (384.86 hectares), is all farmed in-hand using local contractors. There are approximately 495 acres (200 hectares) of Grade 1 and 2 arable land, part of which has been used for intensive salad production in recent years, with the remainder being Grade 3 land ideal for combinable crops.

There are approximately 150 acres (60.70 hectares) of pasture, let on an annual grazing licence.

The 90 acres of broadleaved woodland has been managed to maximise its amenity appeal.

The River Avon runs through the centre of the Estate and two lakes extending to 5.5 acres (2.2 hectares) along with a fish farm provide excellent trout fishing and are currently let.

In addition there are nine cottages and a range of light industrial buildings which generate an impressive income of £181,000 (2014 rent) per annum, in addition to the income from agriculture and the fishery. There is planning permission for two further commercial units and also potential to increase income through the letting of 1 & 2 The Hostels (currently vacant) and the stable yard.

Farming method
The arable land has been farmed in hand using the same family of local contractors for the last 15 years and they are highly recommended by the owner. The five year Wheat average is (7.98 tonnes per hectare) due to the productive nature of the land. The cropping for 2015 includes a rotation of Wheat, Spring Beans, Winter Oilseed Rape and Spring Oats. The use of the grass land has mainly been licensed to third parties.

The grassland has mainly been let for grazing and cutting on an annual licence.

There are no agricultural employees on the farm.

Sporting
In addition to the fishery and fish farm, there are 775 yards of double and 1,877 yards of single bank river fishing for wild brown trout and grayling on the River Avon.

The land is not currently used for shooting but has in the past been shot in conjunction with neighbouring land and has great potential.

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