SEVERN HAM HAY AUCTION – 2PM WEDNESDAY 24TH MAY 2017 AT TEWKESBURY TOWN HALL

SEVERN HAM HAY AUCTION – 24TH MAY 2017 at 2PM   We are delighted to have been instructed to take over the running of the annual hay auction for the Severn Ham on behalf of the Tewkesbury Town Council following the retirement of John Richards.   Please find below a link to details this year’s auction… Read More

Posted on May 12th, 2017 by

Land for sale at Blacksmiths Lane, South Littleton

An attractive block of Grade 3 agricultural land extending to approximately 22.28 acres (9.02 ha) comprised of a number of parcels of permanent pasture. The land is bordered by mature hedgerow boundaries and partly by the Honeybourne/Littleton brook. The land includes a small pond and one field of ridge and furrow land. It is ideally… Read More

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by

Farm for Sale – Newland Court, Newland, Malvern

Newland Court

Carver Knowles are delighted to offer for sale Newland Court an 157 acre farm with 10 bedroom principle dwelling, a pair of cottages and an extensive range of modern and traditional buildings. Positioned in a well located yet rural setting with far reaching views to the Malvern Hills, Newland Court provides a rare opportunity to… Read More

Posted on March 28th, 2017 by

Can I prevent a new footpath being created?

Footpaths and rights of way

A footpath or other Right of Way can be created as the general public see land as a free for all and take it upon themselves to wander as they wish. Landowners should forward think to prevent rights of way from being created without their permission. If the route of a permissive path is used… Read More

Posted on March 17th, 2017 by

Racing Yard to let near Upton upon Severn

Racing Yard at Upton

Carver Knowles are delighted to offer for rent a  racing or pre-training yard near Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire. Converted in 2015 Holdfast Stables provides a comprehensive training yard. The stabling includes 12 no. 12′ x 12′ boxes and 8 no. 12′ x 15′ boxes. A former clear span cattle yard provides the indoor schooling arena… Read More

Posted on March 17th, 2017 by

Countryside Stewardship Now Open

    The 2017 Countryside Stewardship application window for Mid-Tier and Higher Tier are now open.   Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship offers 5 year agreements for environmental improvements in the wider countryside, such as reducing diffuse water pollution or improving the environment for birds, pollinators and farm wildlife.  Mid-Tier application packs must be requested no later than 31st… Read More

Posted on March 13th, 2017 by

Business Rates – are you paying too much?

Stables are subject to business rates

It is often assumed that business rates are only chargeable against property which is run as part of a business, however this is not necessarily the case. Any non-domestic property that falls outside of your residential curtilage may be subject to Non-Domestic rates. As from the 1st April 2017, the new rates released by the… Read More

Posted on March 13th, 2017 by

A Flexible Facility – A safer alternative to an overdraft extension .

With ongoing pressure on working capital there is a strong temptation to increase your overdraft facility but this is often the wrong decision, Andrew Troughton explores an alternative more flexible option. A lot of lending is actually longer term than the typical 12 month overdraft term but not long or permanent enough to need a… Read More

Posted on February 7th, 2017 by

Carver Knowles in the Press…

Carver Knowles were delighted to be asked to contribute to the NFU’s Farmer and Grower magazine this month in their feature about Energy and Storage. This came hot on the heals of recently being asked to comment in the Farmers Weekly on the difficulties being experienced by those in the new Countryside Stewardship. In the Farmer and… Read More

Posted on February 2nd, 2017 by

New Year New Grant Funding Opportunities

Countryside Stewardship

With a portfolio of grant schemes opening for 2017 Alyssia Thomas takes a look at those that are available and how to get hold of the funding. Brexit may mean a permanent or temporary end to this type of funding so if you are considering entering a scheme or investing in farm improvements its important… Read More

Posted on January 30th, 2017 by