Land at Sandywell Park & Hobbit Farm – Grazing Licence available for 106.14 acres of organic land with buildings potentially available by separate negotiation.
A good block of productive permanent pasture which predominantly consists of former parkland which is flat to gently sloping. The remaining land consists of one arable field and some slightly steeper permanent pasture.
The land is certified as Organic with the Soil Association and is within a Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship Scheme.
Further organic land is available on similar terms in the near vicinity.
The land is situated just half a mile outside of Andoversford and approximately 6 miles to the east of Cheltenham in the county of Gloucestershire. There is good access to the land via an unnamed road leading off of the A40 on the southern side.
The land is available initially on an annual Grazing Licence with the land potentially then available on a longer-term basis for the right Licensee/Tenant. The farm buildings are potentially available by way of separate negotiation for the right tenant.
Enquiries from all farmers, whether currently certified as Organic or not, are welcomed as there may be opportunity for the land to be grazed by non-organic animals for a period of 120 days per calendar year.
The Landowner reserves the right to set a date for Best and Final offers.
The land is certified as Organic through the Soil Association. The successful Licensee must comply with the organic standards at all times so as to not affect the Landowner’s certification.
The land is currently within a Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship Scheme ending on the 31st December 2023. The following options apply to the parcel(s) of land:
- BE3 – Management of hedgerows
- GS2 – Permanent grassland with very low inputs
- OT1 – Organic land management – improved permanent grassland
- GS17 – Lenient grazing supplement
- GS1 – Take small areas out of management
- AB9 – Winter bird food
Not all the options apply to all parcels, please contact us for further information. The Licensee will be required to meet the management requirements.
We are advised spring water is available at Sandywell Park and a mains water connection is in the process of being obtained for Hobbit Farm.