An abandoned farm near Widmer End has received “a lot of interest” from potential occupants after the previous tenants were evicted last year.

This is despite claims of "zero communication" in response to applications for the grade II listed farmhouse at Grange Farm, which is set to cost £1,667 per month in rent.

Manor Estates left the site after leasing it for five years and it has now been listed on property agents Carter Jonas by their specialised farm, land and estates division.

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A 10-year tenancy will be available to the successful applicant and there is approximately 115 acres of arable land surrounding the farmhouse which could be available as part of a wider let by October 2023.

The site is currently empty with Cllr Catherine Oliver worried about "the state of the farm" and it being "left unkempt".

She said: "It is probably one of the oldest council houses in the country not even just in Buckinghamshire because it is actually a listed building.

"Unfortunately, the previous tenant was evicted late last year.

"My concern is that it still remains empty and despite people I know that have put forward applications to Carter Jonas, the agents that are dealing with the relet, nothing, actually zero communication is happening.

"Nothing is happening to the state of the farm and it is being left unkempt and indeed the house itself."

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Cllr John Chilver responded adding the site could be used for tree planting.

He said: "It is one of the sites we are looking at for tree planting.

"As I understand it, it is currently on the market to seek a new tenant through Carter Jonas.

"If you have interested parties if you could just share those details with me then I will forward them on.

"I think we have had a lot of interest and we are confident a new tenant will be found and the farm will be brought back into good condition."

The farm has 7.45 acres with 4.2 acres of pastureland with a farmhouse which has one main reception room, sitting room and kitchen to the ground floor with two bedrooms and a family bathroom to the first floor.

However, the property is described as needing internal improvement.

The yard area has a range of modern farm buildings offering storage and commercial potential.

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Andy and Mel, who ran Manor Estates, left Grange Farm believing they weren't allowed to "make it happen" during the time they were open.

Taking to social media at the time, Manor Estates announced the closure explaining running the farm "all got too much" and affected the owners financially, physically and mentally.

Hundreds of locals responded to the post thanking the pair and wishing them well with their future.

The future of Grange Farm is yet to be decided but there does appear to be a number of interested parties.

The Bucks Free Press has approached Carter Jonas for comment and will provide any possible update.