Slealands offers excellent walk-in, ten-year FBT

15th June 2018

We have  just announced details of a tremendous opportunity for Young Farmers keen to start their own farming enterprise – a 10-year Farm Business Tenancy (FBT) for a farm near Carlisle.

This FBT is for 175 acres of mowing and grazing land near Longtown, Carlisle, Northern Cumbria and is described by Agent, Jonathan Hird, as “a good opportunity for a young entrant to start their farming career”.

Available to let as a whole or in two lots, under a Farm Business Tenancy for 10 years, commencing on the 1st September 2018, Slealands Farm offers a perfect walk-in opportunity for young farmers looking to set up their own stock-rearing farm.

In advance of the tender application deadline, H&H Land and Property are offering two days to view the letting. The farm can be viewed on two specific days, with the house, buildings and land being available for viewing between 10.00am – 3.00pm on Wednesday 4th July and Friday 13th July .

Lot 1 includes the steading and comprises of 63 acres, split into 5 fields, of productive grazing and mowing land, currently all laid to grass and lot 2, split into 6 fields, extends to 110 acres of good quality mowing and grazing land. The land, overall, is classified as Grade 3 agricultural land by DEFRA.

Interviews for the farm will be held during the week commencing 30th July 2018. Jonathan Hird, Graduate Surveyor for H&H Land and Property adds his comments on the farm and advises those looking to apply.

Commenting on the farm and tenancy, Jonathan says: “This livestock farm is suitable for both beef and sheep and has a very good range of outbuildings. Slealands holds the flexibility in terms of the letting as there is the option to go as a whole or in two lots.

The Farm Business Tenancy is across 10 years, so it allows someone to establish a good farming enterprise. The landlord is keen to see applications from young entrants and wants to give someone the chance to start their own farming career, or gain a good farming base for any existing small farming enterprises.

The letting includes a range of traditional and modern outbuildings including; former byre, stores, lambing shed and sheep pens, cubicle shed, covered midden and loose housing.

Both land in Cumbria and Farm Business Tenancies are highly sought after, so therefore, it is imperative that those applying need to be realistic in the applications and they must ensure that what they are choosing is going to be viable.”

The farmhouse is of traditional build and comprises of three bedrooms, oil fired Rayburn and wood burning stove. Externally, the garden features mature trees, timber summerhouse and good space for parking.