Four tenancies and two unusual sales on the land market

Four farm business tenancies are being offered in England and Wales on five- to 10-year agreements.

With tenancies always in high demand, these agreements are a great opportunity for arable or livestock farmers looking for more security than offered by many farm business tenancies.

A few blocks of bare land in Lincolnshire and Norfolk are also available for purchase via Brown & Co (see “Unusual sales”).

See also: Find out average farm rents where you live 2021

Welsh holding

Penllyn Farm in Eglwysbach, Conwy

© Carter Jonas

Penllyn Farm in Eglwysbach, Conwy, is available on an initial five-year farm business tenancy from 1 December.

The livestock holding has a three-bedroom house, 186 acres of mixed grazing and pasture land, and a range of traditional and modern buildings.

Tenders must be submitted by 12pm on Friday 10 September in a sealed envelope marked “Confidential – Penllyn Farm Tender” to Carter Jonas, Canon Court North, Abbey Lawn, Shrewsbury SY2 5DE.

For more information and to obtain the official tender form, call 01743 404 588 or email shrewsbury@carterjonas.co.uk.

National Trust unit

Ty Nant Eidda, near Betws y Coed, in Conwy

© National Trust

The National Trust has offered a 10-year farm business tenancy at Ty Nant Eidda, near Betws y Coed, in Conwy, to start on 29 September.

The upland farm comes with a three-bedroom house and about 71 acres of hill grazing rights on the Migneint for 220 sheep.

The ingoing tenant will need to purchase the hill hefted flock of Welsh Mountain ewes.

It is a requirement of the tenancy to maintain the hefted flock.

Gathering and managing the heft is done jointly with neighbouring farmers.

The farm should be run in a nature-friendly manner, and a supplementary income will be necessary to support the tenants’ livelihood, according to the trust.

The application deadline is 12pm on Friday 17 September. Applicants must visit the holding before submitting a tender.

A tender form, application form and business plan, including a three-year cashflow, must be emailed to wa.tenantenquiries@nationaltrust.org.uk or posted to Ty Nant Eidda farm tender, National Trust, Dinas Office, Betws y Coed, Conwy LL24 0HF.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview, with occupation for the successful candidate starting as soon as possible thereafter.

County farm

Manor Farm, near Rowde, Devizes

© Symonds Sampson

Near Rowde, Devizes, a 22-acre Wiltshire Council farm is up for tender, offered on a 10-year farm business tenancy.

Manor Farm comes with a three-bedroom house and a variety of buildings.

A tender pack is available from Symonds & Sampson and the deadline is Friday 24 September. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview.

For more information, call 01380 710 535 or email devizes@symondsandsampson.co.uk.

Yorkshire land

Low Hall, Horsforth, near Leeds

© Robert Fraser

About 146 acres of bare land across two blocks at Low Hall, Horsforth, near Leeds, is available to rent on a five-year farm business tenancy.

The first block has supported a pick-your-own-fruit business and produced haylage in recent years. It also has arable potential. The second block is permanent pasture.

The landowner is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative tenant, who is able to integrate with the local community and develop a viable enterprise.

Applicants should send a brief email to robert@fraserfarms.co.uk, describing themselves and their plans, by the end of September.

A shortlist will be invited to submit a business plan, with a view to granting the new tenancy this autumn.

Unusual sales

Bare land

Corby Glen, near Grantham, Lincolnshire

© Brown & Co

Brown & Co has launched 373 acres of arable land at Corby Glen, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, in two separate blocks for offers in excess of £3m.

The current owner is an offshore company and the buyer would not have to pay stamp duty.

Vacant possession is available from autumn 2022, and the opportunity would suit anyone looking to farm the land or use it for environmental benefits, said the agent.

Company sale

Middle Drove, Marshland St James, in Norfolk

© Brown & Co

Three 1986 Agricultural Holdings Act Tenancies on 169 acres of arable land are among the assets of a farming company for sale through Brown & Co and Wheelers Chartered Accountants.

The land is at Middle Drove, Marshland St James, in Norfolk, with the value of these tenancies put at £450,000.

The company farms further land under a farm business tenancy. Together with its remaining assets this will be valued separately in the sale of the whole.

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