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County Farms

County Farms

With 144 holdings and 11,400 acres of land, Our Farms Estate is the largest of its kind in Wales and the fifth largest in the UK.

Farm Estate

We keep the Farms Estate to give people the chance to set up and develop farm-based businesses in rural areas. The Estate also provides investment income for the council by generating an operational surplus each year.

Most holdings are in Montgomeryshire but there are several estates in Radnorshire and further holdings in Breconshire.

County Farms holdings range in size from 2 acres to 200 acres. A 'holding' will include a farmhouse, farm buildings and land. Most holdings are currently let as stockrearing units but there are some 20 dairy holdings on the Estate. In addition several tenants have developed horticultural enterprises and the County Council will support diversified or 'added value' enterprises where these are appropriate to the property.

Tenants are encouraged to develop and expand their businesses with a view to moving to larger farms either within the County Farms Estate or in the private sector.

The Estate is managed by an in-house team, which forms part of the Council's Corporate Property Service.

Image of farm land

 

FARM TO LET - BRYNHYFRYD, PENSTROWED

A starter stock-rearing unit, to include some 82 acres of pasture land, 3-bedroom farmhouse and modern and traditional farm buildings to be let on a Farm Business Tenancy from 1st September 2019 until 24th March 2027.

Applicants should usually have a minimum of five years practical farming experience (which may include up to three years spent at College or University pursuing a relevant agricultural qualification) and should be looking to pursue a career in agriculture.

VIEWING STRICTLY BY ARRANGEMENT.

Requests for particulars should be made (with full name, address and contact telephone number) via email to county.farms@powys.gov.uk.

Particulars issued via email will be free of charge. Paper copies will be issued at a charge of £15.

Tel: (01686) 611 812

Email: county.farms@powys.gov.uk 

 

Applying for a tenancy

Farm lettings are advertised in the local press. Where appropriate (usually for larger farms) lettings are advertised in the national farming press. Details of forthcoming lettings are also sent to those on the mailing list.

Letting Particulars are available from the County Farms office. Further details and full particulars available at a cost of £10 per holding. There will usually be a set viewing day when prospective applicants can look over the farm and discuss any matters that they may wish to raise with the Land Agent.

Following the viewing day applicants will have a period of time to complete and submit the application and tender forms. The forms will ask you to set out your proposals for the property, give details of relevant business experience and training, and confirm your financial standing. Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have sufficient knowledge and experience of their proposed enterprise and that they have enough financial resources to develop the business.

Holdings will usually be let by tender and a guide rent will be given in the letting particulars. The tendered rent will be one of several factors we consider when we assess the applications. Shortlisted applicants will then be requested to submit a detailed business plan. The Land Agent will usually wish to meet the shortlisted applicants at their home. Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to attend an interview with a panel of councillors.

 

Estate Locations

MontgomeryshireRadnorshireBreconshire
AberhafespBurlingjobbCefn Cantref
AbermuleBleddfaTalachddu
AdfaGlasburyLlangynidr
ArddleenGlanyrafon 
BerriewKnighton 
BettwsLlandewifach 
CaerswsLlanfaredd 
Cemmaes  
Churchstoke  
Forden  
Four Crosses  
Garthmyl  
Guilsfield  
Kerry  
Leighton  
Llanfechain  
Llanfyllin  
Llansilin  
Meifod  
Montgomery  
Penstrowed  
Pool Quay  
Sarn  

 

To receive email notification of forthcoming farm lettings or ask for property particulars:

please complete this form Request particulars (County Farm)

 

Contacts

  • Email: county.farms@powys.gov.uk
  • Phone: 01686 611812
  • Address: County Farms, Kirkhamsfield Depot, Pool Road, Newtown, Powys, SY16 3AF

 

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