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Both properties were sold by public auction on Wednesday 26th February at Allerton Court Hotel, Northallerton, attracting a large audience.

Peach Tree Farm, a residential smallholding in the village of Minskip, guided at £650,000, sold for £700,000.

The property comprises a four-bedroom detached farmhouse and a range of traditional and modern farm buildings, set in 19.8 acres (8 hectares) of arable farm and grassland, well equipped, with potential for redevelopment.

Aldborough Moor Farm, in Marton-cum-Grafton, guided at £950,000, sold for £1.2 million.

The property comprises a three-bedroom detached farmhouse with a range of farm buildings, set in 80 acres (32.39 hectares) of high quality Grade II land, in a ‘ring-fence’, with refurbishment potential.

Philip Tuley, rural surveyor at Bruton Knowles in Northallerton, acted on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council.

He said: “There was a great deal of interest in both properties, which was reflected in the prices that were achieved at auction, with both farms reaching considerably more than the guide price.  This is indicative of the current high demand for smallholdings in the North Yorkshire area, which we see continuing to rise.

“In the past 12 months alone Bruton Knowles has disposed of five smallholdings on behalf of North Yorkshire County Council, generating more than £5 million in capital receipts.”

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