Buyers are expected to be bowled over by a block of land in south Somerset which has an area planted with willow trees - to make cricket bats.

Symonds & Sampson are auctioneering 135 acres of land at Catsgore near Somerton on which is a mix of productive arable land, woodland - and land planted to cricket bat willow trees.

The land is being offered in four lots from 8.76 acres to 68.53 acres with guide prices from £65,000 to £600,000.

Of the 135 acres, 108 is grade 3 arable land on lower lias stone, currently sown to oil seed rape or spring barley.

Lot 2 is an 8.76 acre block of woodland while Lot 4 is 13.94 acres of land planted 20 years ago to willow trees grown specifically to make cricket bats.

The crop is predicted to reach maturity in five years - at which point the estimated value will be £150,000. The guide price, wich includes the trees, is £175,000. 

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The accessible location and the diverse nature of the land at Catsgore means that it can lend itself to bio diversity, carbon capture, energy production, forestry and tourism uses alongside or instead of traditional arable and livestock farming.

Symonds & Sampson are auctioneering the land on April 20.