CAMBS: Cambridgeshire County Council offers open days for prospective new farming tenants

PUBLISHED: 16:12 26 January 2009 | UPDATED: 08:51 02 June 2010

THE County Council s Farms Estate is offering people the chance to start their own farming business in the Cambridgeshire countryside. The County Farms Estate, which has around 250 tenant farmers working 13,500 hectares of land (more than 30,000 acres), h

THE County Council's Farms Estate is offering people the chance to start their own farming business in the Cambridgeshire countryside.

The County Farms Estate, which has around 250 tenant farmers working 13,500 hectares of land (more than 30,000 acres), has three farms available to let, from October.

The farms are:

Home (Lynchetts) Farm, Great Chishill - 57 hectares of arable land with a three-bedroom house and farm building.

Whitehall Farm, Littleport - 76 hectares of arable land with three-bedroom bungalow and farm buildings.

Daintree, Elsie and 237 Acres Farms, Ramsey - 99 hectares of arable land with three-bedroom house and buildings.

County Council Rural Estate Manager, John MacMillan, said: "These farms offer the tenants the chance to start their own rural business or to move up the farming ladder. The chance to take over a farm in the Cambridgeshire countryside is a rare opportunity and already there has been a lot of interest."

For further details, go to: www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/countyfarms or contact Sarah Matthews on (01223) 699095.

A viewing day will be held on 3 February. The closing date for tenancy applications is 17 February.


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