TWO broiler farms in Bridgwater which have the combined capacity to house 240,000 birds have been put on the market.

Millford Farm and Knaplock Poultry Farm have been launched to the market by national property consultancy Carter Jonas.

Millford Farm is up for a guide price of £2.6 million. The property comes complete with a modern farmhouse and four poultry buildings, big enough for 119,000 birds.

There is also consent for an additional fifth poultry building on the six-acre site.

There is an 800kW biomass boiler generating an Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payment of about £60,000 per annum. The payments are set to run until 2036.

Bridgwater Mercury: Millford Farm.Millford Farm. (Image: Carter Jonas)

There are also two 199kW biomass boilers that were installed in May 2014 and generate a RHI payment of circa £56,000, which are set to run until 2034.

In 2018, a roof mounted 100kW solar array was installed. The Feed-in Tariff (FiT) payments are circa £6,000 per annum, as well as cost savings on electricity, and run until 2038.

Carter Jonas partner, Jack Mitchell, said: “Not only does this holding provide a fantastic opportunity for poultry farmers to grow their operations, but through the RHI and FiT they will gain additional income on top.

“Millford Farm is situated at the foot of the Quantock Hills area of outstanding natural beauty, a short distance from the town of Bridgwater and the rural centre of North Petherton."

With a guide price of of £2.3 million, Knaplock Poultry Farm, which is situated between the villages of Fiddington, Stogursey, and Combwich, has a detached bungalow, large office, and double garage with flat above.

There are five poultry buildings offering space for up to 121,000 birds.

The property also has a 650kW biomas boiler, The boiler generates a RHI payment of circa £53,000 per annum.

There is a 50kW solar array on the roof of one shed, which earns about £6,000 a year.

There is consent to replace two timber framed buildings with a new steel framed building. 

Two of the buildings are 7,000 sq ft timber framed and clad poultry buildings, and a third building is a 15,600 sq ft steel portal framed building constructed in 2021.