The Barlings Estate, Lincolnshire
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.