Tenders are being sought for two 200-acre livestock farms in Carlisle.

Beaconhill Farm at Ivegill and Sprunston Farm at Durdar are just three miles apart.

They are both owned by The Church Commissioners, which is keen to receive realistic and detailed tenders from progressive, forward-thinking prospective tenants.

Successful applicants will be offered a nine-years and nine-months farm business tenancy.

The landlord can break in year five or every three years thereafter.

See also: Five year tenancy available on Cumbria stock farm

Rent reviews can take place every three years and the deadline for tenders is 6 April, with contracts commencing on 1 May.

Beaconhill Farm

Beaconhill Farm

Beaconhill Farm

Beaconhill is a ring-fenced grassland unit equipped with a covered silage clamp, cubicle shed, former dairy parlour, slurry store, loose housing and general storage.

The 198 acres of Grade 3 land has been used for grazing dairy cattle until four years ago when the outgoing tenant left the sector. It could be reinstated by a new tenant with their own equipment to install.

More recently the ground has run youngstock and sheep.

Most of the unit is ring-fenced with just one small off-lying field.

A four-bedroom house is included and the farm could be let in three lots.

Sprunston Farm

Sprunston Farm

Sprunston Farm

Sprunston’s previous tenant left the dairy sector last year after a fall in the milk price.

Since then, an additional 50 acres has been brought back in hand and the unit now has 200 acres of Grade 3 grassland – some ploughable – to offer an ingoing tenant.

Cattle could be housed in cubicle sheds and loose housing, and former dairy buildings could also be brought back in to use.

There is a four-bedroom farmhouse and the farm is available in up to four lots.

Enquiries about the properties should be directed to Savills’ office in Carlisle.