The Bar­lings Es­tate, Lin­colnshire

Shooting Gazette - - The Review -

Si­t­u­ated at the gate­way to the Wolds about nine miles from the city of Lin­coln, the Bar­lings Es­tate is a di­verse farm with a beau­ti­ful Grade II listed prin­ci­pal house. The es­tate has been care­fully de­vel­oped to bring a good blend of con­ser­va­tion and farm­ing activities, along with sig­nif­i­cant amenity as­sets. The es­tate also has fur­ther potential for de­vel­op­ment, par­tic­u­larly from a sport­ing per­spec­tive.

At just over 845 acres, the es­tate of­fers a sig­nif­i­cant par­cel of pro­duc­tive agri­cul­tural land, suit­able for flex­i­ble crop­ping, to­gether with ex­ten­sive graz­ing pad­docks, a ground-based so­lar farm and ma­ture wood­land and amenity lakes. There is an ex­cel­lent road in­fra­struc­ture through­out the es­tate, al­low­ing ac­cess all year round to all parts of it. Wood­land takes the form of an­cient lime­wood, ma­ture broadleaf, and some more re­cently planted ar­eas which would form the ba­sis of an ex­cel­lent wild bird shoot.

There is a good pop­u­la­tion of wild English par­tridge and wild pheas­ant on the es­tate, with no birds be­ing re­leased for the last 20 years. Care­ful man­age­ment un­der en­vi­ron­men­tal schemes has cre­ated a tremen­dous nat­u­ral habi­tat, and with the in­tro­duc­tion of preda­tor con­trol and care­ful sport­ing man­age­ment, there is great potential for the rapid es­tab­lish­ment of an ex­cel­lent shoot. There are sig­nif­i­cant bod­ies of wa­ter on the es­tate, in­clud­ing a nine acre reser­voir with log cabin set in 22 acres of grass and wood­land, cur­rently used for jet and wa­ter ski­ing, sailing and fish­ing. Along with this large lake there are sev­eral smaller carp lakes to­talling a fur­ther nine acres, mean­ing there is potential for wild­fowl­ing too.

On the mar­ket for a guide price of £9,000,000 this su­perb es­tate is ideal for those look­ing for a coun­try re­treat no mat­ter what the sea­son.

Con­tact Sav­ills on 01522 508933 or Knight Frank on 02078 611069

The Grange is a 17th cen­tury Grade II listed prop­erty at the heart of the es­tate.

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