Four farm tenancies on offer in England and Wales

Tenders are being sought for four farm tenancies – three in Wales and one in Cumbria.

The Welsh properties are offered by Powys County Council on farm business tenancy (FBT) agreements, with two running for 12 years and the third running until 2028.

The Cumbrian holding is privately owned and comes with a 10-year FBT.

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Prospect Farm, Aspatria, Cumbria

Wide expanse of farmland with a clear blue sky

© H&H Land Estates

Prospect Farm is a 227-acre ring-fenced dairy farm with a three-bedroom bungalow.

The outbuildings include a 239-cubicle shed, additional loose housing, covered collecting yards and crop storage. The parlour is a Fullwood 12/12 design.

The acreage is mainly temporary and permanent grassland, with the majority capable of being ploughed, split into 24 separate fields. 

A further 65 acres at nearby Allerby is available on an annual grazing licence by separate negotiation.

The tenancy agreement will start on 1 April 2020 and end on 31 March 2030.

Included in the letting are 90.63 of non-SDA Basic Payment Scheme entitlements, which will be transferred to the successful tenant at no extra cost for the period of the tenancy.   

Tender offers, via an official form only, together with all supporting documents, are to be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Prospect Farm Tender” to H&H Land & Estates Limited, Borderway, Rosehill, Carlisle, CA1 2RS, no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 19 February 2020.

Prospective tenants are advised to assert their interest in the additional land at the tender submission stage.  

Contact H&H Land & Estates for more information.

Cwmydrefor, Kerry, Powys

Cwmydrefor is an equipped stockrearing unit with 110 acres and a three-bedroom semi-detached house.

The acreage is down to pasture and in three adjoining blocks. Land around the farmstead is level but becomes more undulating as it rises to about 330m above sea level to the southern end of the holding.

Currently used for beef and sheep production, the farm’s buildings include a large steel-framed loose housing shed, a traditional Dutch barn and a steel portal-framed cubicle building.

The ingoing tenant will be appointed in April 2020 and the tenancy ends in March 2032.

Powys County Council suggested that tenders should reflect a guide rent of £12,000 a year.

Tenders and application forms should be submitted to the Head of Legal Services at County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG by 10am on Wednesday 26 February in an envelope marked “Tender – County Farms – Cwmydrefor”.

Wern Holding, Pool Quay, Powys

Wern Holding has a three-bedroom house, farm buildings and about 124 acres of level grazing, arable land and woodland.

The agricultural land extends to about 116 acres in two blocks of grazing and arable fields.

About 101 acres surround the house, with 24 acres of bare land about a quarter of a mile away.

The land runs along the Severn Valley so it is prone to seasonal flooding.

The buildings include two cubicle houses, a range of portal-farmed sheds, a milking parlour, a Dutch barn and feed stores.

The FBT will run from April 2020 to March 2032.

Tenders should take into account a guide rent of £16,000 a year and be sent to the Head of Legal Services at County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5LG, in an envelope marked “Tender – County Farms – Wern Holding”.

The deadline for tenders is 10am on Wednesday 26 February.

Plas Newydd, Llanfechain, Powys

Full details for the third Welsh unit are still to be finalised. However, Powys County Council has released an outline which suggests the holding is a 90-acre grassland farm with a three-bedroom house.

The farm includes a range of large, modern farm buildings and will be let under an FBT.

The agreement will begin in April 2020 and end on 24 March 2028. 

For details and viewing information for the Welsh properties contact Powys County Council by phone on 01597 823 777 or email: county.farms@powys.gov.uk

More information is also available on Powys County Council’s website.