Offer to let by tender: Turnastone Court Farm
Letting Agents: McCartneys LLP
TO LET BY TENDER
A PRODUCTIVE PASTURE FARM IN THE RENOWNED GOLDEN VALLEY TO LET ON A TWENTY YEAR FARM BUSINESS TENANCY the holding known as:
TURNASTONE COURT FARM,
HEREFORD HR2 0RA
2 Bedroomed Cottage, Modern Buildings & 242 Acres to include 225 acres of Pasture Land & 17 acres of Arable Land
Turnastone Court Farm is owned by the Countryside Restoration Trust (CRT) and is being offered on a 20 year Farm Business Tenancy (with a five year break clause to either party) by tender with a start date of 1st October 2013. The farm consists of a Farm Cottage known as Rose Cottage, Modern Farm Buildings and 242 acres of Land. The traditional buildings are excluded from the tenancy although, with planning permission for a farm shop and other options, could be offered to the tenant at a later date.
The CRT is a farming and conservation charity set up to establish a network of demonstration farms in Britain promoting sustainable, profitable and environmentally sensitive farming. They would expect the tenant to farm Turnastone as a traditional mixed farm with a vision to farm sympathetically and create a thriving and sustainable business where the production of quality livestock/food, conservation and animal welfare are priorities.
The CRT purchased the farm in January 2003 in order to save ancient meadows and the high value environmental habitats on the farm. Bordering the River Dore, some of the fields form unique water meadows which have not been ploughed for 400 years. Therefore the CRT seek a tenant to farm the land within a HLS/ELS Agreement which complements its history at the same time as making a decent living from the land.
The full details of the property and the offered tenancy agreements can be downloaded here as a PDF file.
Turnastone Court Farm is of historical importance in connection with early experiments in agricultural crop improvements through irrigation. Evidence of Rowland Vaughan’s ‘water works’ in the late 16th century can still be found on the pastureland and in the river Dore where it runs through the property.