It’s got nearly 900 acres of land, 500 sheep and views to match any in Britain. And it could all be yours for just £1 a year.
The tenant would pay a lease of just £1 a year for 10 years to work Parc Farm, a 145 acre farm with grazing rights over a further 720, which would normally cost more than £1 million to purchase on the open market.
The National Trust will supply the sheep and any profit made by the farm’s new leaseholder would be theirs to keep.
Doubt it would take more than 20 minutes to find someone among the local shepherds here to take that deal. For there’s people scragging a living out of 20, 30 mixed sheep and goats and running them over the shared gazing (the land around here is truly awful and almost none of it is farmed any more). Actually, there’s two such small flocks within 500 metres of where I sit.
Wonder if the NT would pay a commission for me staffing that place for them?
True, the economics are a bit different down here: it’s the cheese which pays for things, not the fleece or the meat (so much).