UPLAND FARM & MOORLAND HEFT
An opportunity to help shape the future of farming in the uplands
The Trust’s vision for Old House Farm is that it will be managed as an innovative and exemplar model of farming in the uplands delivering excellent conservation,produce, access, engagement and wider public benefits, whilst providing a good livelihood and fulfilling lifestyle.
Farming systems and businesses need to adapt and evolve to reflect the quickly changing economic and political environment and this is an ideal opportunity to demonstrate one way in which farming may move forward. We are looking to see how farming in the uplands in the 21st Century can develop a new and broader sense of its purpose where supplying clean water, wildlife and access for people are seen as essential products to be nurtured and grown alongside livestock production.
You will need to be an enthusiastic, innovative and highly motivated tenant who is driven to achieve high quality environmental outcomes, willing to learn and teach and with whom we and others can work collaboratively in order to achieve mutual conservation aims and objectives whilst providing a viable business to support you and contribute towards the local community.
Old House Farm extends to 170ha of in-bye land with a three bedroom house and buildings. A further 846ha moorland heft is also available if required.
If you are up for an exciting challenge and think you have a vision that can blend with ours and want to be part of the future of our uplands we’d love to hear from you.
Viewing days: Tuesday 13 February 2018 and Friday 16 February 2018
Please note that viewing is strictly by appointment only.
Closing date for tenders: Friday 30 March 2018 at 16:00
Tender forms will be available on the viewing days.
The Trust will not accept tenders from applicants who have not visited the farm on the viewing days.
For further detail please contact the National Trust Dark Peak Area office on 01433 670368 or visit our website http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/farms-to-let.