COUN­TRY & FARM­ING

Western Mail - - COUNTRY & FARMING -

AN OP­POR­TU­NITY for a large swathe of val­ley and hill graz­ing for a “nom­i­nal” rent is be­ing brought to mar­ket.

More than 2,000 acres of grass keep, in­clud­ing open hill, lower fields and two hay mead­ows, will be avail­able near Llang­ynog, north Powys, from this au­tumn.

As all the land is in the Gla­stir Ad­vanced man­age­ment scheme, with a high em­pha­sis on habi­tats and wildlife, the suc­cess­ful gra­zier will be re­quired to op­er­ate within cer­tain re­stric­tions.

For this rea­son the landowner – who prefers not to be iden­ti­fied – is pre­pared to ac­cept a nom­i­nal rental fee.

The ex­act rental amount has not been dis­closed as it is be­lieved the landowner doesn’t want to ex­clude any of­fers.

He has of­fered up the 2,025 acres to out­side man­age­ment as he is said to have “other in­ter­ests”.

“The landowner is more con­cerned about hav­ing the right per­son than hav­ing the right money,” said char­tered sur­veyor Clare Williams, of agents Roger Parry & Part­ners.

Ms Williams added: “It is very rare for so many acres to be­come avail­able as grass keep for such a small fee.

“I am sure this of­fer will at­tract many gra­ziers.”

Of the land of­fered, 1,848 acres are open hill, the rest be­ing lower fields and the two hay mead­ows.

Gla­stir Ad­vanced con­di­tions mean that, in 2019, the land can only be grazed be­tween April 1 and Septem­ber 29.

Swards must be mown no more than once – and not be­fore July 21, 2019. Ad­di­tional stock­ing con­di­tions are in place for the hill land, in­clud­ing:

■ Be­tween 150-490 sheep graz­ing from Oc­to­ber 1 to De­cem­ber 31, and from Jan­uary 1 to March 31

■ Be­tween 600-1,296 sheep graz­ing from April 1 to June 30. ■ Be­tween 600-876 sheep graz­ing from July 1 to Septem­ber 30.

The own-stock graz­ing op­por­tu­nity will be avail­able from Oc­to­ber 2018.

Ms Williams added: “Al­though the land will not be­come avail­able un­til then, we sug­gest any­one in­ter­ested should con­tact us as soon as they pos­si­bly can to reg­is­ter their in­ter­est.”

For de­tails, call Clare Williams in Roger Parry & Part­ners’ Welsh­pool of­fice on 01938 554499 or email clare@roger­parry.net

Sion Barry

> The land lies at the head of a val­ley near Llang­ynog

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