The Linkenholt estate in Hampshire, launched on the market in Country Life through Jackson-Stops & Staff has found a buyer.
The ring-fenced farming and sporting estate, in ancient landscape between Andover and Newbury in the North Wessex Downs AONB, comprises a manor house, 1,542 acres of arable and grassland, 425 acres of woodland and the entire village of Linkenholt. Bought in 1964 by the late Herbert Blagrave, the estate is being sold as a whole on behalf of the Herbert and Peter Blagrave Charitable Trust, set up by Mr Blagrave in 1978 for the benefit of the Injured Jockeys Fund and several children’s charities.
Yesterday, it was announced that the trustees had accepted an offer on the estate. According to the sales agents – who have entered into a confidentiality agreement with the buyers – terms have been agreed and solicitors instructed.
Buying agent Mark Lawson of The Buying Solution, says: ‘The sale of the Linkenholt estate sends a positive message that good quality locations at the top end of the market hold significant strength. It is a clear indication of the appetite for large tracts of land, which are a finite resource and therefore likely to be a good long term investment (particularly if the purchaser is buying in euros or dollars), as well as a good hedge against inheritance tax.’