If someone were to buy the 1,230 acre Bowcombe Estate and 434 acre Hill & Garstons Farm, both which lie side by side in Gatcombe, in the heart of the Isle of Wight, they would be the proud possessor of the largest private estate on the island.
The Bowcombe Estate is made up of New Barn Farmhouse, a four bedroom house which is let on an assured shorthold tenancy, 3 and 4 New Barn Cottages, both which have 3 bedrooms, Combe Barn ? a four bedroom holiday cottage, New Barn farm buildings, Blackdown Barns and Keepers Buildings. Plus, it has a shoot with the reputation of being one of the top 10 shoots in the south of England. It is on the market with offers invited in excess of pounds 5 million.
Hill & Garstons Farm comprises a Grade II listed 19th century farmhouse, which has 5 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms and is need of modernisation. This has previously been let on an agricultural tenancy but will be sold with vacant possession along with the adjoining traditional farm buildings. Further farm buildings and much of the land are let, the latter on a 15 year farm tenancy. The farm is for sale with a guide price of pounds 1.75 million. Both properties are being sold through Strutt and Parker.