Sir Ben Slade of Maunsel House near Taunton in Somerset has announced the sale of his land holding on the Somerset Levels and Moors. This is believed to be the largest private holding on the Somerset Levels and Moors extending to about 400 acres. The land has been farmed in an environmentally focussed manner for many years and is of international environmental importance due to its rich variety of plant and birdlife.
Natland Millbeck Farm Ice Cream Parlour and Café is being offered to the market for the first time since it was developed in 2006 as part of a family farm. Heather Gardner, who established the parlour with her daughter-in-law Louise, has made a difficult decision to retire and hang up the scoops at the attractive stone built premises which will now be offered on a leases basis for a new operator to make their mark.