South Yorkshire farm sells for over £2.25m at auction
Date of Article
Sep 28 2010

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Part of South Yorkshire’s farming heritage has been sold for over £2.25m.

Eastfield Farm, near Thurgoland, Sheffield, had been under the ownership of the Wentworth Family since the late 1700’s. Extending to over 200 acres, the farm was sold in 11 separate lots at auction through property consultants and land agents Carter Jonas.

The sale of the farm, which has been worked on by three generations of the same family since 1939, included the farmhouse, traditional and modern farm buildings and parcels of land of varying size and use.

Dan Taylor, an associate at Carter Jonas who oversaw the sale, said: “We found there was strong interest across the board from local commercial farmers, demonstrating solid demand and illustrating the scarcity of land supply in South Yorkshire. It appears that the market continues to be buoyant with land values remaining robust, which led to every lot on offer exceeding its guide price.

“Lot 1, which included the farmhouse, farm buildings and 24.46 acres of land, sold for £675,000. The various land lots sold very well, with the top price for 15.34 acres of grassland equating to £13,027/acre. A further block of 38.70 acres achieved £410,000 (£10,594/acre), with 4 further lots ranging between £8,000/acre – £9,000/acre and an attractive belt of amenity woodland selling for £3,303/acre.”

For further details about Carter Jonas’ rural division in Yorkshire contact Dan Taylor at Carter Jonas on 01904 558219 or