Three seven-year farm tenancies offered in Powys

Tenant farmers looking to rent in mid-Wales have the opportunity to apply for three small units between 45 and 70 acres from Powys County Council.

The holdings at Churchstoke, Llanfaredd and Dolau will be let on a farm business tenancy from 25 October 2019 to 24 March 2027.

They form part of the council’s 138 farms and land, which extend to 11,200 acres. The acreage makes Powys’ farms estate the largest of its kind in Wales and the fifth largest in the UK.

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The council advises applicants should usually have a minimum of five years’ practical farming experience. That experience may include up to three years studying a relevant agricultural qualification at college or university.

Powys property and farms estate manager Hugo Van Rees said the tenancies offered an excellent range of opportunities.

“The farms are spread across the county and cover various stock-rearing set-ups – from Broadway, the lowland unit at Churchstoke, to the more marginal upland farm, Brynawelon, near Dolau,” said Mr Van Rees.

“We are expecting a good level of interest, and prospective tenants should contact the council for particulars by email or phone to arrange viewings,” he added.

Property viewing can be arranged by calling Mr Van Rees on 01686 611 812. Particulars are available by supplying full name, address and contact telephone number to: county.farms@powys.gov.uk 

Aerial view of Broadway Farm

Broadway

1. Broadway

Location: Churchstoke

Broadway is an equipped beef and sheep rearing unit extending to 45 acres of pasture and arable land.

The holding also includes a detached three-bedroom house and a mix of traditional and modern farm buildings.

The buildings reflect the former status as a dairy farm and include a cubicle house and portal-framed shed.

An adjoining block of almost 37 acres of bare land will be offered for tender on 25 March next year, which would take the overall holding to about 81 acres.

Farm house

Upper Pentre

2. Upper Pentre

Location: Llanfaredd

Upper Pentre is a 69-acre stock-rearing unit with a detached three-bedroom house, farm buildings and two blocks of pasture land.

The land blocks comprise 56 acres at Llanfaredd and a further 13 acres located separately at Hundred House.

Upper Pentre also has common rights on Carneddu Hill to graze 113 sheep or 11 horses and a right to take bracken for litter.

Brynawelon farm house

Brynawelon

3. Brynawelon

Location: Dolau

Brynawelon is a 70-acre upland stock-rearing unit with a detached three-bedroom house and grazing land.

The holding lies between 1,000-1,200ft above sea level and has medium to heavy soil over rock.

The tenancy includes a timber-framed general-purpose building.

A range of other barns and sheds are excluded, but will be made available separately under licence on a quarterly basis.

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