A 600 acre block of farmland in Somerset has come to market - a true rarity in the west country.

A 193.5 acre farmstead on the Somerset Levels, with potential for various farming and conservation opportunities, is separated by a railway track from around 400 acres of land just to the east.

Wisteria Farm in North Newton near Bridgwater has a three-bedroom period farmhouse and a range of versatile traditional and modern farm buildings that have plenty of potential for development, subject to planning consent.

There is also a former office building that offers scope for alternative use.

The farmhouse sits within the farmstead which covers approximately 193.58 acres of quality pasture that is rich in biodiversity.

Last for sale 50 years ago, the farm has more recently been managed in an environmentally sensitive manner benefitting from strong income streams through various agri-environmental schemes.

The land, being so rich in biodiversity supports a wide variety of plant and animal species and offers significant scope for carbon sequestration and offsetting.

The farm lends itself to various farming and conservation operations and is currently run within an Entry Level and Higher Level Stewardship agreement.

The land extends to about 193.58 acres and the majority comprises level pasture with small areas of woodland.

The land is classified as grade two according to the agricultural land classification maps and has recently been farmed in a sensitive manner, involving summer grazing and mowing.

Part of the land is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Across the railway track, to the east, is Northmoor, 398 acres of biodiverse pastureland.

The pasture land contains a rich biodiversity that supports an enormous variety of plant, bird and animal species with particularly significant feeding grounds which has led to substantial economic opportunities in the form of agri-environmental schemes.

The present owners have built up a significant landholding on Northmoor - which is thought to be the largest private ownership on the Somerset Levels and Moors - and have managed the land in an environmentally sensitive manner under a grassland management system.

The land has been farmed under agri-environmental schemes for more than 15 years and is presently in an Entry Level/Higher Level scheme (ELS/HLS).

The fields provide valuable moorland summer grazing (April - October/November) and haymaking from the beginning of July.

The hay fields are normally rotated over the landholding from year to year.

The land has been managed under annual grazing/mowing licence agreements in recent years.

There is also great potential for sporting enthusiasts with shooting for duck, wildfowl and vermin as well as roe deer stalking on the land, subject to complying with the agri-environmental scheme.

Savills is offering Northmoor as a whole with a guide price of £2,000,000 and in two separate lots: Lot 1 is in all about 89.25 acres and Lot 2 is in all about 309.35 acres.

Wisteria Farm is on the market with Savills with a guide price of £1,700,000.