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Land Sale with Uganda’s Bird's Eye View

Today, George F. White has announced the sale of highly productive arable land in Wroot and Belton, North Lincolnshire. The land, 163.96 acres in total is for sale as six separate lots or as a whole with a guide price of £725,000.

Part of the land is one of the UK's only successful nesting sites of Uganda’s National Bird, the Great Crested Crane

Given that farmland is currently at a premium, the sale is likely to create strong interest from neighbouring farmers. And for farmers particularly interested in conservation issues, there is an added bonus - part of the land is one of the UK's only successful nesting sites of Uganda’s National Bird, the Great Crested Crane.

The land which is all highly productive Grade 2 arable has come onto the market as a result of the restructuring of a larger holding. All the lots are suitable for a range of arable crops including cereals, sugar beet, potatoes and horticultural crops. Conveniently close to both Doncaster and Scunthorpe, the land neighbours the Hartfield Peat Moors one of the biggest wetland peat moors in Europe. It is these shallow wetlands that have attracted the cranes; once common across Britain, they disappeared in the 17th century but an adult pair have made a welcome return to Lincolnshire in the last two years and have successfully raised two young each season.

James Alderson from sales agent George F. White says, "This sale is an ideal opportunity for someone to pick up a bit more land to expand their business and spread their fixed costs. It would be of interest to nearby farmers and or someone wanting to buy farmland as an investment. For those interested in preserving the environment as many farmers are, the nesting site is an added bonus; I was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of these birds with their newly hatched young when I inspected the land earlier this year."

Lots 1-5 are all arable land surrounding the village of Wroot and comprise: Lot 1 33.46 acres with a guide price of £130,000 and Lot 2 44.07 acres with a guide price of £170,000. Lot 3 is 19.62 acres with a guide price of £95,000, Lot 4 9.21 acres at £50,000 and Lot 5 40.54 acres at £190,000. Lot 6, the arable land at Belton adjoins the southern boundary of the town and consists of 17.06 acres with a guide price of £90,000.

The land is currently for sale by private treaty through George F. White. Anyone wishing to obtain further information or arrange a viewing should contact the Bedale office of George F White on Tel. 01677 425 301.

George F. White has offices in Alnwick and Tyne Valley in Northumberland, Wolsingham in County Durham, Bedale in North Yorkshire and Mayfair in London

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