Linkenholt, a picturesque village in southern England with a cricket club and two blacksmiths, has been sold after being put on the market with an asking price of as much as £25m ($37.9 million).

A manor house, 21 cottages and houses, a shop, and about 1,500 acres (600 hectares) of farmland and 425 acres of woodland were also part of the sale, said Dawn Carritt, a spokeswoman for Jackson-Stops, the estate agency handling the transaction on behalf of the Herbert and Peter Blagrave Charitable Trust.

'Serious interest in the property came mainly from UK and European buyers,' Carritt said, declining to provide further details or indicate the final sale price. The guide price was £23-25m.

The village lies between Newbury and Andover in Hampshire, about 73 miles (117 kilometers) west of London, and is home to a close-knit community of 40 people.