(An outline of the opportunity being provided)
Venture Reference Number: 726
ABOUT THE LANDOWNER
Purchased Smallholding 30 years ago. Under Glastir sprayed off 12 acres bracken jungle to improve hill land. This land was originally (many years ago) used for extracting stone for stone walls, so rocky outcrops occur and cannot be used other than for grazing.
Direct drilled the other 6 acres to improve land for hay making. Under Glastir improved hedgerows with hedgerow planting scheme. Established Suckler Beef Unit, never had TB in 30 years. Regularly harvested 26 Big bales haylage or 160/200 small wrapped bales on land.
Husband died 2019. Had to sell cows as not safe to manage on my own. Land rented out since for sheep grazing and hay making. No livestock currently on land.
2020/2021 all land boundaries newly fenced. No Public Rights of Way on any of land. IACS and then BSPS Claimed with Entitlements held.
Goals for the next 5 years:
To find trustworthy person to farm the smallholding as I have done with high standards of animal welfare and keeping land in good condition and weed free, land management under strict Cross Compliance Rules.
ABOUT THE FARM
Location (nearest town):
Crymych/ Newport, Pembrokeshire
Land area available:
7.41 ha / 18.31 acres
Infrastructure available i.e. buildings, handling facilities:
Steel Framed Barn, (all one unit) newly roofed 2020. 3 bays. 20’x15’, one bay 12’x20’, storage area for implements etc, one 12’x20’ workshop enclosed with locked doors for animal bag feed storage, veterinary supplies etc.
2 of the 20’x15’ bays open out onto enclosed, gated concrete yard, with new gates to field and small calving paddock, drive etc.
No livestock available
No machinery available
Accommodation for the Seeker:
No accommodation available, no caravans etc allowed under Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority Rule
The local area:
The immediate area is a strong Welsh farming community, beef and sheep, with a good community spirit and excellent new Canolfan established in old village school. There are a few rented properties (tourists etc) but the main population is Welsh and Welsh speaking.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
Type of agreement being considered:
An agreement where greater independence is given to the provider, so that tenancy or long term let can be provided. I will probably be away a lot so seeker must have top class references and abilities to keep all holding tidy and in good condition. It is a very peaceful environment here and as I live here would not want noisy and inconsiderate seeker.
Requirements of the role including main tasks, responsibilities and skills required:
I wish to offer a new entrant the chance for start-up farming, bearing in mind it is a traditional Welsh Smallholding, and I would like it kept that way.
Key characteristics the landowner is looking for in a business partner:
The Seeker would have to have other form of income/work to be able to maintain farming here. I will not allow other forms of business to be run from here, only livestock and the haymaking. I am financially independent, so am not looking for high returns on Tenancy/Rental Agreement.
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