Around 415 acres of permanent pasture are available to manage with cattle (and with or without sheep) on an agreement with the current FBT tenant and the National Trust. The grassland forms part of a mixed farm tenancy of around 800 acres in the Cotswolds.
We expect the land to be let on a grazing license agreement from Spring 2019 until Autumn 2023 when the whole farm will come up for renewal of the FBT. Further land is likely to become available over time. A five bedroom Farmhouse and an extensive range of modern livestock buildings will be available under separate agreements, if required.
We are looking for someone who will farm for nature and help raise the ecological diversity of the land whilst producing the highest quality pasture fed livestock.
The farm has been farmed organically in the past although it is not currently certified. However, no artificial fertilisers have been used on the grassland for many years and this practice will continue. The National Trust is looking to achieve high nature status farming across its land and wants the right partner to help achieve this through our Land Outdoors and Nature strategy
The farmland is made up of parkland, water meadows and a mixture of other productive grassland. A Higher Level Stewardship agreement is in place, the prescriptions of which must be adhered to. The HLS and BPS payments will be retained by the current tenant.
There will be an open day on 19 March 2019 after which interested parties will be invited to submit their proposals and tender to take on the agreement.
To express an interest in attending the open day and to request a copy of the letting particulars, please contact Emma Guthrie on 01451843050 or email@example.com
For further information contact Rob Jones on firstname.lastname@example.org