The Coldham Estate predominantly sits within a ring fence. The village of Coldham is situated at the centre of the farmland whilst some of the land to the north is bordered by the village of Friday Bridge. The City of Peterborough lies some 20 miles west of the Estate and provides a full range of facilities, shops, a mainline train link and access to the A1 (M) Motorway. The farm is accessed off the B1101 road leading from the A141.
Road - The A1 (M) is approximately 25 miles from the Estate via the A47, providing good access to the north and south.
Rail - The train station at Peterborough offers a high-speed direct service to London Kings Cross from 49 minutes.
Air - the nearest airport is Cambridge Airport, which is suitable for private jets, approximately 36 miles away (due to close by 2030). Coldham is approximately 30 minutes from central London by helicopter.
The Coldham Estate
The Coldham Estate is a first-class substantial farming estate located in the renowned and fertile Cambridgeshire Fens. One of the most important commercial farms in East Anglia, the estate is situated between the towns of March and Wisbech and close to the Norfolk border and extends to approximately 4,179 acres (1,691 hectares).
The Estate hosts a truly commercial farming enterprise with minimal amenity land, woodland or other land uses. The arable area amounts to approximately 3,941 acres (1,595 hectares) with the balance being farm buildings, pasture land, reservoirs and spinneys/scrubland, ponds and drains.
The majority of the land is classified as grade 1 on the Provisional Agricultural Land Classification Map, with the remainder being grade 2. The rich alluvial soils are perfectly suited for growing cereals, oil seed crops and more specialist produce, including potatoes, field vegetables, onions and sugar beet.
The land is serviced by extensive farm buildings, two reservoirs with a total storage capacity of 230,000m3, three summer abstraction licences and two underground irrigation mains.
There has been significant investment in the infrastructure in recent years and the crop storage facilities include approximately 8,300 tonnes of grain storage, the majority of which benefits from drying floors, and 4,060 tonnes of ambient potato storage.
The residential portfolio comprises the principal house, Coldham Hall, along with Hall Farmhouse and a further 13 cottages which lie either adjacent to the farmsteads or in the village of Coldham.
There are also a number of renewable energy income streams through lease arrangements including 14 wind turbines and a soon to be constructed ground mounted solar farm. There is roof mounted solar on the modern crop storage buildings.