The Estate: The Stubton Estate extends to about 1,814.24 acres (734.21hectares). The property is a rare example of a large scale commercial arable farm with flexible soils capable of supporting a range of crops. There is a five bedroom farmhouse, five cottages and excellent grain storage facilities. A commercial and challenging shoot is run over the Estate.
The principal farmhouse is located at the entrance to the Estate, and provides spacious living accommodation in a pleasant setting. Four cottages are located to the north of the main house close to the farm yard and an additional barn conversion nearby is located to the south of Brandon road.
The farmyard is centrally located, with good access to the land via public highways or internal farm roadways. A high specification grain store built in 2006 provides on-floor storage and drying for up to 5,000 tonnes. A secondary store provides additional crop storage or general purpose storage.
Arranged in large fields the farmland is well suited to modern farming practices. Classified as mostly Grade 2, the land is all easily accessible via public roads or internal tracks.
Currently farmed to a high standard, the land supports a rotation of cereal and root crops, with a small area let each year to a nearby potato grower. Two Abstraction licences are currently held, providing up to 485,000 m3 of water for spray irrigation which is used on the lighter land on the southern and eastern half of the Estate.
The farmland is classified as Grade 2 and 3 arable land. Soil types vary and include the Blackwood, Ruskington, Evesham 2 and Wickham 2 soil series, generally characterised as being slowly or deep permeable soils coarse loams with some sand and silt best suited to the production of cereals, sugar beet, potatoes and some field vegetables. The productive land allows flexible cropping, with the heavier and more bodied land to the west and north capable of growing high yields of cereal crops and the lighter land to the east capable of a more diverse rotation that includes sugar beet and vegetables.
All of the land is registered to receive payments under the Single Payment Scheme. There are no Environmental Schemes currently running on the Estate.