Bumper year for top-end land and estates market as HNWI hedge their bets against inflation


£150m worth of prime rural estates have already been sold in 2018, notes buying agent Jess Simpson, with grand affairs in the south of England commanding the greatest premiums...

Jess Simpson is a qualified chartered surveyor with nearly two decades of experience in the prime country market. Having worked for two of the national agencies in this sector for many years, and latterly running an associated buying consultancy business, she left to set up a truly independent offering, completely dedicated to the needs and interests of her clients. Her track record in the Rural Estates and Country House sector is unrivalled, specialising in the acquisition of Country Houses, Estates, and Commercial Farmland in England.

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Main image: Launched four years ago, the Kingston Lisle Estate sold for in excess of its guide this year, with several interested parties