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£17MILLION ASKING PRICE FOR 1,500 ACRES OF ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTRYSIDE

Greatparkfarm4Great Park and Thorley Farm, a significant combined rural plot of nearly 1,500 acres, has been listed on the open market for the princely sum of £17million.

In what is possibly one of the most expensive property listings ever seen on the Island, the sale comprises a total of 3 lots; Great Park Farmhouse, Great Park Farm and Thorley Farm.

Accessed off Betty Haunt Lane on the outskirts of Carisbrooke, Great Park Farmhouse boasts a total of 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms and numerous outbuildings and is set over 3 floors. On the surrounding grounds are a grain store and a drying barn. The property is accessed via a private track.

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At Great Park Farm there are a pair of 4-bed semi-detached cottages on the plot of some 903 acres (812 arable and 82 woodland). Established tracks throughout the plot allow for ease of access and the current owners have run a family-run shoot from the premises in the past.

The estate is steeped in history as a former deer park described in the Domesday Book as ‘the King’s Park’. The deer park boundary, marked by banks, ditches and hedgerows, remains almost intact and is a remarkable survival with its history being traced back to AD 1086. It is alleged that James I built a hunting lodge for his son, Charles I, who was recorded as hunting the land in the early 1600s and is now the site of the current 18th Century Grade II listed Great Park Farmhouse.

Further West, Thorley Farm comprises 550 acres of mixed usage. A duo of farm buildings are located off Wilmingham Lane with the capacity for up to 400 tonnes of grain in one alone.

Real estate consultancy firm Knight Frank, who have been instructed with the sale, has said:

“A rare opportunity to acquire significant acreage on the Island with diverse landscapes, an historic deer park, a beautiful Grade II listed house, cottages and farm buildings.”

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The farms, which went on the market earlier this month, can either be sold as a whole lot or as 3 separate lots.

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JHVF
JHVF
24 days ago

Could become useful farmland.

Paul
Paul
24 days ago

Captiva Homes could have a field day with this much land.

Freddie
Freddie
24 days ago

Sorry won’t sell unless investors can get return on parts of land for housing estate

Isla Wight
Isla Wight
24 days ago

Katie price said she’s looking to move!

Jonny
Jonny
24 days ago

Great! Thats 10,000 unwanted,overpriced rabbit hutches then,with the obligatory brown envelope to planning

Gaz B.Sc.
Gaz B.Sc.
24 days ago

Anyone who buys this beautyful piece of countryside purely to build smack slums on needs putting against the wall

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
24 days ago

They’ll probably move the Pennyfeathers planning to here.

eric pike
eric pike
24 days ago

Good,
May be the ill thought out west Wight way can now follow the old railway line as promised going under Betty Haunt Lane via the existing bridge instead of the hairbrained idea of crossing on the road level.

Helen Jones
Helen Jones
Reply to  eric pike
23 days ago

If you’ve £17M to spare

Badger
Badger
23 days ago

Good to see they have a credible land agent selling this land no half price deals here james

 

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