One of the largest farms in Dorset, if not the south west, has come to market - complete with a former airfield.

Preston Farm, Crook Farm and the surrounding land near Blandford Forum extend in total to 952.46 acres (385.42 hectares) of highly productive farmland.

What's more, there is a farmhouse, substantial ranges of modern and traditional buildings, two airfield hangars, a telecommunication mast and seven further residential properties.

The farm is on the market with Symonds & Sampson and is offered with vacant possession.

Part of the property was a former airbase from 1943 to 1947 and used for glider operations during World War II.

Some of the runways, hangars and buildings are still present today and are included within the property.

South West Farmer:

“Agricultural and residential property portfolios of this size and quality rarely come to the market in Dorset,” said Will Wallis, Partner at Symonds & Sampson. “The estate offers itself to the market in good heart with huge potential for the successful purchaser.”

The estate has been farmed by the vendors since 1938 and comprises arable, beef and pig enterprises.

The land and buildings have been exceptionally well tended to by the family over the decades, say the agents.

South West Farmer:

Within the village of Tarrant Rushton there is a portfolio of seven residential properties, of which five are subject to tenancies and two with vacant possession, providing an appealing and attractive investment with the potential for substantial rental income.

The land is well-served by an excellent network of internal roads.

For more information contact Will Wallis or Lauren Davy at Symonds & Sampson’s Dorchester office on 01305 236237.