Welsh and Scottish hill farms up for grabs

An extensive upland sheep farm in Carmarthenshire with capacity for 3,000 breeding ewes is on the open market for the first time.

Towy Valley Farm, near Llandovery, comprises 1,784 acres of predominantly Grade 4 and 5 hill grazing rising from 190m to 480m. About 250 acres of flat grassland is suitable for silage making and there are 14 stone, portal and timber-framed buildings.

The farm is entered into Glastir until 2017, currently worth about £35,000 a year while the new-look BPS entitlements scheme could be worth up to £90,000 a year.

A proposed 2MW hydroelectricity plant to be built on the farm would also yield £50,000 for 40 years, if granted planning permission.

It is available at a guide price of £2.65m. (Knight Frank 01285 659 771)

A Highland livestock farm that includes 119 acres of pasture and 197 acres of rough grazing is for sale at offers over £500,000.

Fanblair Farm, three miles from Kiltarlity, is currently let out for cattle and sheep grazing.

The farm includes two steel-framed sheds and a five-bay dutch barn as well as 68 acres of woodland. All fields are stock-proof and the ground rises from 150m to 260m.

(Knight Frank 0131 222 9600)