A spectacular arable farm in Somerset with 300 acres and development potential has come to market for the first time in more than 85 years.

Preston Farm in Preston Bowyer in Milverton offers the rare opportunity of buying a sizeable block of fertile arable land, together with an extensive range of modern and traditional farm buildings - with a number benefitting from residential and commercial consents.

In all there are 303 acres available as a whole with a guide price of £5,000,000, or in up to five lots.

Basic Payment Scheme entitlements for the relevant area of land will be included in the sale.

The farm lies in the heart of the Taunton Vale, renowned for its attractive countryside and highly productive soils.

The property is positioned centrally between the Quantock, Blackdown and Brendon Hills, all designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Martyn Venner MRICS, partner in the Taunton office of Greenslade Taylor Hunt, which is marketing the farm, said: “The sale of Preston Farm is an incredibly rare opportunity to acquire a highly fertile block of prime agricultural land with a superb range of modern and traditional farm buildings in the heart of the Taunton Vale.

“Over the past 20 years I can count on one hand the number of similar farms which have come to the market and I am confident it will generate a great deal of interest from locals and across the UK.

"I am delighted and deeply honoured to be acting on behalf of the King family, who are well known in the farming community.”

The Kings are retiring from day-to-day farming.

To arrange a viewing contact Martyn Venner on 01823 277121 or email martyn.venner@gth.net.