A farewell to farming.

Four generations of the same family have farmed most of the land at Hill Farm, Barnardiston, near Haverhill, Suffolk, for the past 120 years or more, but with no one left to take it on, the retirement of the current owners has led to the sale of the 439-acre arable holding—in its entirety or in five lots—through Cheffins in Cambridge (01223 213777), at a guide price of £5.46m for the whole.

The sale is being overseen by Cheffins director Simon Gooderham, who quotes a guide price of £1.75m for the six/seven-bedroom main farmhouse with its three-bedroom lodge—a barn conversion from the late 1980s—plus an extensive range of farm buildings and 16½ acres of sheltered gardens and grounds. The farmhouse has been well maintained over the years, but could be further improved by incorporating one or more of the adjacent farm buildings, Mr Gooderham suggests.

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