Finding a smallholding can be costly, but one option is for family members to pool their resources, says Martyn Buck of The Smallholding Centre
Have you dreamed about leaving the city and taking on your own smallholding? Perhaps you’d simply like to be able to own more land but, on your own, you don’t have the funds. Have you and your family ever thought about upping sticks and pooling resources to make that a possibility, whether to a smallholding with two houses on it, or one with a large house that can be split, or even one with an outbuilding crying out for conversion to more accommodation. There could be numerous benefits in pooling resources and making a move to one property as an extended family. Plus of course, the extended family provides more hands and more skills. Joining together with another generation of your family might be a great way to make a dream a reality.
A very large detached house, currently providing spacious five-bedroom accommodation, but formerly used as four-bedroom house plus attached, selfcontained annexe. There are approximately 28 acres of flat, clean pasture, farreaching views and a double garage. EPC = E(45) and E(42) Ref: PRA10335
Nr. Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire £460,000
A large family home with flexible accommodation offering five / seven bedrooms. There is scope for B+B or for the creation of annexe if desired. There are stables and a workshop. There are approximately 8.6 acres in a private, rural location. EPC = E (46). Ref: PRA10351
Nr. Aberporth, Ceredigion £405,000
Two detached properties, set in approx. 0.75 acres, in a village location, just a few minute’s drive to the coast. The main house has four bedrooms, the cottage two bedrooms. Both are well presented throughout. There are large gardens, fruit trees and fine views. EPC = E (44) and F (22) Ref: PRA10332