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Sale of Millington Grange estate, near Pocklington, attracts a wealth of interest
8:46am Wednesday 22nd August 2012 in East Yorkshire news
A £12 MILLION estate in the Yorkshire Wolds is attracting interest from potential buyers from across Europe and the Middle East.
The Press reported in June how the 782-acre Millington Grange estate, near Pocklington, had gone on the market, offering views over the Vale of York, two farmsteads, a renowned sporting estate, a luxurious swimming pool and a courtyard with enough garages to house half a dozen vehicles.
Now Andrew Fallows, a partner at estate agents Carter Jonas, has revealed that the landmark opportunity has generated a high level of interest, with a number of viewings carried out.
He said inquiries had been coming from farmers, lifestyle buyers and sporting enthusiasts from Europe and the Middle East, but there had also been local interest.
He said such a property was, to a certain extent, recession-proof, adding: “You are dealing with a small number of wealthy individuals for whom, if the property is right, it’s right.”
He said it was not often that both a lifestyle and investment opportunity such as this came to market, with the estate not only offering diverse agricultural revenue prospects but also superb sporting value.
The Grange, which was completed in 2006, includes six bedrooms, dining and entertaining rooms, plus leisure facilities including the pool and gym. It is approached via a secure gate which leads to a floodlit private driveway.
The two farmsteads, High College Farm and Cold Skin Farm, have grain storage facilities and modern, adaptable buildings and are the home of an award-winning, pedigree Millington herd of Limousin cattle.
The estate also operates an established pheasant shoot, which provides about 30 days per season, and two wind turbines which generate power for consumption as well as sale to the national grid.