Norfolk arable farm with solar appeal on market for £2.8m

An arable farm near Attleborough with a large solar photo-voltaic scheme is on the market for £2.8m.

Agents Savills is selling the 225-acre commercial holding West Farm, with five-bedroomed house, traditional buildings, barn and ground-mounted PV scheme. It is for sale as a whole or in four lots.

West Farm is a well-presented farm house in seven acres with its own access. The house, which also has PV scheme separate to the main scheme, with further outbuildings including stables, cart lodge, large barn and three paddocks.

The buildings include a shed, large concrete yard and solar PV ground mounted scheme.

Lot two includes the standalone PV scheme which netted approximately £17,000 last year and is predicted to do more this year and an insulated 294 square metre shed. Currently used for grain storage with concrete yard and separate concrete drive, it has good access to the A11.

The third and fourth lots total about 215 acres of farmland and a general purpose building. A new tarmac internal roadway gives shared access to the adjoining AD biogas plant. The land is contract farmed.

Christopher Miles, head of farms and estates for Savills in the east, said: 'West Farm is a super, diverse property which appeals on so many levels, not only as an attractive residential farm but with great commercial potential.

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'The house was until recently let and, subject to planning, there is potential to let out the building and yard to bring in further income with the PV site to enhance the farming.'