A SIZEABLE block of farmland has come onto the market a few miles north of the Cumbrian market town of Kirkby Stephen.

The grazing and mowing land on the outskirts of Great Musgrave benefits from both roadside access and mains water supply.

H&H Land and Estates, based in Carlisle, is expecting ‘considerable’ interest for the 42.56 acre ring-fenced plot.

Split across nine fields that range in size, the land at Brigg Briggs Farm property is for sale with a recommended guide price of £255,000.

The closing date for offers to be received is no later than noon on Monday, October 26.

With well-maintained hedgerow and fence boundaries, the land is in good order and ideal for grazing and fattening livestock.

The land is not located within the nitrate vulnerable zone and is also for Basic Payment purposes with 17.08 Non SDA entitlements included in the sale, which will be transferred to the buyer.

Thomas Armstrong, director and chartered surveyor for H&H Land & Estates, said: “With the demand for rural land currently outstripping supply, agricultural opportunities are proving to be increasingly contested across the region.”

He added: “This is a prime livestock producing area and the acreages are likely to appeal to both investors and local farmers looking to expand.

"One major advantage for the new purchaser is that Brigg Briggs benefits from road side access, mains water supply, and well-maintained boundaries.”

For more infomation contact the Carlisle office of H&H Land & Estates, specialist rural advisers with a number of rural properties currently on the market, on 01228 406260.