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The Holt Farm

The Holt Farm, located on the South Downs, has been farmed by the same family for three generations. The Estate covers around 780 acres comprised of approximately 80 acres of pasture, 270 acres of arable land and 430 acres of woodland. Surrounding the main house which was built in 1687, is an area of historic parkland which is on the Hampshire Register of Historic Parks and Gardens. There is a herd of Red Ruby Devon Cattle that grazes the permanent pasture, and crops grown include wheat, barley, borage and oilseed rape. The woodlands, the majority of which are designated as ancient semi-natural woodland, include beech, oak and ash, as well as some softwoods and natural regeneration grown up after the storm of 1987.The group of traditional farm buildings dates back to the 18th Century and includes a pair of pigsties and a granary, both of which are being restored under the HLS.


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