Carter Jonas
Carter Jonas

History takes off thanks to drone technology

The Newnham Fields Estate, a fantastic 1,095 acre property on the Warwickshire / Leicestershire border, had not changed hands for more than five centuries - until April this year.

The estate, which adjoins the villages of Monks Kirby and Pailton, near Rugby, comprises a combination of mainly arable land, a well-equipped farm holding with a farmhouse, grain storage for 9,400 tonnes, offices, and an attractive keeper’s cottage, situated centrally within the property.

While enjoying the same ownership for more than 500 years, Newnham had been run on a traditional basis with 

tenanted farms forming the majority of the property, but was sold with vacant possession. 

Carter Jonas’s rural agency team marketed the property extensively, advertising in The Field, Country Life, Financial Times, and Farmers Weekly, and the drone video was viewed more than 300 times online.

The estate generated considerable interest, with 24 parties viewing, resulting in a sale to a British family at price in excess of the guide of £10.8 million.