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 firstname.lastname@example.org
> The land lies at the head of a valley near Llangynog