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HS2 Phase 2 route safeguarded by government today as compensation schemes open

The government has today (15 November) launched a new report detailing the route for the majority of the second phase of HS2 from the West Midlands to the north of England. Read full article

Generation games – The Rural Report visits The Raynham Estate, Norfolk

Knight Frank’s innovative and forward-looking approach to estate management is helping an entrepreneurial East Anglian landowner to adapt and prosper in the 21st century. Read full article

Rare hop farm opportunity could help beat commodity price blues

The price of most agricultural commodities remains in the doldrums, but the demand for British grown hops is outstripping demand. Read full article

Scottish farmland values to increase further in 2013

Farmland values rose by 7% on average during 2012, according to the latest results from the Knight Frank Scottish Farmland Index. Read full article

840-acre woodland investment opportunity for sale

It’s not just UK farmland that is gaining in value on the back of increased interest from investors; woodland is also experiencing a surge in popularity as an asset class. Read full article

English country house market moves up a gear

After a weather-affected start to the year, the top-end of the country house market is springing into life again. Read full article

Picturesque Scottish livestock farm for sale

James Denne of our Lauder office has just launched a productive Scottish livestock farm. Read full article

Farming family buys stunning historic estate

My colleagues in Knight Frank’s Farms and Estates department have just announced the sale of the 1,324-acre Shakenhurst Estate. Read full article

Hydro potential seals deal for Auch and Invermearan

One of the largest Scottish estates to be put up for sale in recent years has just been sold lock-stock-and-barrel by Knight Frank for over its £11m guide price. Read full article

Should we stay or should we go? Scots politicians clash

With Scotland voting on independence in under eight weeks, we quiz two of the country’s leading politicians. Read full article

Stunning Scottish stalking and fishing estate launched

The 7,035-acre Achnacroish Estate on the Isle of Mull could be the perfect opportunity for the keen stalker and angler looking for their own piece of paradise. Read full article

General Election 2015: How the results could affect farming and the countryside

In case you hadn’t noticed, politicians are desperately touting for your vote on 7 May. Read full article

The Rural Bulletin General Election special is out now

I’ve just published my regular round-up of all things rural, and, as you might expect, this time it’s got a bit of an election flavour running through it. Read full article

Stress Testing your Rural Estate

Regardless of your political allegiances, David Cameron’s recent election victory makes the political outlook for the next five years slightly easier to predict, writes James Del Mar. Read full article

Employment issues for the owners of country houses in the 21st century

After death, debt and divorce, staffing problems are one of the main reasons behind the sale of country houses. Read full article

East Anglian Grade 1 arable farm offers agricultural investment opportunity

Investors looking for a high-yielding arable unit might want to consider Rummers Farm near Wisbech in Cambridgeshire. Read full article

Large Anglesey country estate for sale

If you’re looking for a large country estate to get away from it all, Plas Gwyn on Anglesey offers a lot for your money. Read full article

Cheshire Show Ground deal wins praise

Knight Frank’s Rural Consultancy team has just negotiated a new 30-year lease between The Crown Estate and the Cheshire Agricultural Society. Read full article

Managing the Lake Vyrnwy Estate

I have managed to escape my desk and visit possibly one of the most scenic estates managed by Knight Frank. Read full article

Isle of Man rental opportunity sparks significant interest

As the new Country PR Manager here at Knight Frank, I’m very pleased that my first foray into blogging for the Rural Bulletin can be spent reporting on the successful letting of a truly unique piece of land. Read full article

Prolific salmon fishery exceeds expectations

A flurry of competitive sealed bids, multiple offers and one very happy buyer later, The Redbrook Fishery in Monmouthshire achieved an uplift in excess of 60% on its guide price of £200,000, when sold last week. Read full article

Rare Livestock Farming Opportunity on the Lake Vyrnwy Estate

Our Rural Consultancy team has just launched an equipped livestock farm on the Lake Vyrnwy Estate in Powys to rent. Read full article

Scottish Estate Market Remains Resilient

The Scottish estate market is proving to be resilient in a great deal of circumstances, despite the perception that political uncertainty is scaring off potential buyers. Read full article

Wolterton Hall, one of Norfolk’s finest estates, is privately sold and set for renovation

Knight Frank’s country house division recently handled the private sale of Wolterton Hall in Norfolk. Read full article

On the Market: a rare vineyard in the South West

As reported in last week’s Farmers Weekly, Knight Frank’s South West Farms team has just launched ‘one of the rarest farm properties so far this year’ – a 54 acre successful vineyard near Honiton, east Devon. Read full article

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Zambian farmland market update

Zambian farmland market update

Knight Frank Zambia’s Tanya Ware says investor demand for farmland remains strong.  Zambia has one of the most developed commercial farming sectors in Africa and our specialist farms team is currently seeing a lot of interest from private individuals, investment consortiums and funds, both from within the continent and further afield, looking to buy farms here.

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