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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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9,486ac farm estate guiding at over €40 million

The launch of Rothbury Estate, Northumberland, spanning 9,486-acres or 3,838.93ha, to the market, marks a “landmark sale of the largest single block of land to come to the market in England in the last thirty years”.

According to the selling agents, Knight Grank, the property offers a diverse range of opportunities with extensive grassland, moorland, woodland and a portfolio of farms and cottages.

The property is guiding at £35,000,000, which equates to just over €40,000,000.

More than 4,000-acres of the estate is occupied under a range of agricultural tenancies, with a further 3,267.72-acres managed in hand.

The Rothbury Estate is being offered for sale for the first time in over 650 years and boasts opportunities ranging from sporting to farming and tree planting to environmental enhancement.

The portfolio includes Brockley Hall Farm, a farmhouse with traditional and modern farm buildings, woodland, Sunnyside Cottage, a caravan park with ten plots, land and stables, and Low Hall Cottage.

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The summit of Simonside is located on the Estate, with a portion of the land also included within the Northumberland National Park.

This is the largest ringfenced carbon offsetting opportunity to come to the market in England and boasts numerous opportunities to purchasers.

There is also a diverse range of sports available on the estate, from fishing on the River Coquet, (one of the most important salmon rivers in the England), to pheasant and grouse shooting.

Biodiversity & SSSI sites

The selling agent commented: “The provenance and significance of the sale are further bolstered by the biodiversity and diverse landscape of which there are numerous sites of special scientific interest (SSSI).”

“The moorland on the property supports breeding populations of several endangered species including merlin, and cuckoo. Known wildlife on the Simonside hills are curlew, red grouse, mountain bumblebee, emperor moth and red squirrels in the forest.”

“Significant environmental assets such as forestry, peatland and rock habitats housing numerous ecosystems add greatly to the estate’s interest and highlight the environmental importance of the land,” the spokesperson concluded.

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