**Best and Final offers invited by 12 Noon Wednesday 5th July 2017** for Snow Capel Farm

  Snow Capel Farm is back on the market and provides a rare residential development opportunity. The property is comprised of three distinct parts and is offered for sale with immediate effect subject to contract. The property is available as a whole or in separate lots. Lot 1 – The Farmhouse: A dilapidated brick farmhouse… Read More

Posted on May 25th, 2017 by

Make the most of Grant funding – an update

Direct drills are funded under LEADER scheme

Britain leaving Europe has left a question mark over agricultural grants as we know them. Whilst we cannot predict the future, we can report that DEFRA has stated that they will honour any grant funding allocated to farmers pre-2019.   However, all grant funding is now competitive and with limited money available it is vital… Read More

Posted on May 16th, 2017 by

Brexit:  Where do the opportunities lie?

British resilience

For or against, most people have a view on Brexit and whether it’s going to be good bad or just ugly. There are some key areas farmers and rural business owners need to consider over the next 12-18 months to make sure their business is well placed and as strong as possible as we enter… Read More

Posted on May 16th, 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