Thanks for that Mark
You're right it is just a small plot with another field above it which has the only access. No one would want my field without buying the other so as to gain access. I have seperate access through my yard which use to own the field.
Truth is it's my neighbour but he's letting the agent pull the strings. The contract was more a hand shake and a flimsy bit of paper and I've been paying £400 pa with 1st refusal if it ever came up for sale.
We're in Ceredigion and market prices are about £5/6K per acre although this is not an A1 specimen.
I offered to buy a small enclosure immediately attached to us where I've been keeping chickens, again with access into our yard and the agent recommended £5K just for that!! Pro rata it's market value is about £830
As I say the agent's pulling all the strings and the neighbour's hoping I'll pay
Truth is, if it goes on the open market he'll only get the asking price from any other buyer
I was sort of hoping that having been on the field for 7 yrs I might have a bit of elbow but evidently not.