A farm and a parcel of land in one of Dorset's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty have come to market.

Rushton Farm in East Stoke, Wareham, sits within the Purbeck district.

It has been subject to an Agricultural Holdings Act tenancy since 1976.

This investment opportunity comprises a cottage in need of renovation, a range of both traditional and more modern farm buildings and approximately 140 acres of farmland, which borders the River Frome, a site of special scientific interest.

Rich in biodiversity and wildlife, the farm lies within the tranquil farming settlement of Rushton.

The property is being sold by Greenslade Taylor Hunt via an online auction which ends on September 22 at 12 noon. The guide price is £500,000.

This method of sale provides the opportunity for a wider range of potential buyers to bid on the property and offers flexibility for vendors.

South West Farmer: The land at Luckford LakeThe land at Luckford Lake

Being sold by the same process and the same vendors is a parcel of freehold land with vacant possession, which lies on the opposite side of the River Frome.

It extends to approximately 48 acres of water meadows and pasture.

This very special holding is known as Luckford Lake and affords potential buyers the opportunity to acquire their very own piece of the Purbecks.

For more information and to arrange a viewing please contact Sally Mitchell at the Dorchester office of Greenslade Taylor Hunt on 01305 268786 or email sally.mitchell@gth.net or Justin Lowe at the Yeovil branch of GTH on 01935 423474 or email farms.yeovil@gth.net.