The Tandridge and Chelsham Estates were launched in Country Life last June with a guide price of £25 million. The thriving mixed dairy and farming estates, set either side of the M25 and totalling some 3,222 acres in all, were bought in the early 1940s as a strategic long-term investment by Earl Compton’s family, whose wealth derives largely from historic estates at Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire, and Compton Wynyates, Warwickshire.

The estates went under offer by September and contracts were exchanged on Good Friday.

In a statement from Savills they reveal estates were bought as a whole for farming and investment purposes by Knightwood Trust Farms,  which is part of the Strawson Group of companies based in Retford, Nottinghamshire.  Ian Youdan of Brown & Co and Addleshaw Goddard acted for the purchaser.