Applying for a county farm
Last updated: 07/03/2014
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As farms become available for re-letting they are advertised in
the Western Morning News (farming section) on a Wednesday and on
this page. A letter is also sent to those on the mailing list
informing them about the opportunity that has arisen.
The County Farms Service does not hold a waiting list but
retains details of interested parties on a mailing list so
prospective applicants can be informed without having to rely on
seeing the advert in the press.
We require an application
to be considered as a tenant to be made to ensure that you fit
the requirements to take a farm should one become available, i.e.
having sufficient experience and capital.
County Farms To Let
When county farms become available they will be advertised on
this page with details of how to obtain letting particulars. The
amount of county farms that are re-let varies from year to year but
generally the Council re-lets three to seven farms a year.
Generally county farms are re-let in September and March but
they can become available any time throughout the year and so we
advise you to check this page regularly.
Stock Farm with Caravan and Camping Business:
Great Kellow, Lansallos, Looe
Great Kellow Farm is a stock farm with a fantastic established
caravan and camping business which is available for reletting from
29th September 2014.
Great Kellow Farm will be let for a fixed term of up to fifteen
and a half years with a break clause every fifth year. The
farm will be let as a 93 acre stock holding with a semi-detached
farmhouse and semi-detached cottage located near the farm
buildings. There are a range of farm buildings suitable for
Land at Bray Shop, Linkinhorne, Callington:
The 24.37 acres of bare land is available for reletting from
1st April 2014 on a two year Farm Business Tenancy.
The particulars for Great Kellow Farm and Land at Bray Shop are
available free of charge by emailing email@example.com
or if you would like to be posted a copy they are available at a
cost of £5 each (please make cheques payable to ‘Cornwall
The Principal Land Agent, County Farms Service, Pydar House,
Pydar Street, Truro, TR1 1EA. Particulars must be
requested by Friday 21st March.
Process for applying for a County Farm:
When applying for a County Farm there are a few stages to go
through but the end result of renting a County Farm is worth
- Apply for letting particulars
- Attend view day
- Submit tender, CV and business plan (which should include an
outline of the proposed business and budgets to demonstrate it's
viability and an indication of future development)
- A shortlist is created by the Tenant Selection Panel and Land
Agents who study each tender.
- A visit to the perspective tenants is made by the Land Agent,
existing holdings inspected and financial and personal references
- Interviews are undertake by the members of the Tenant Selection
Panel and the Land Agents.
The farm will then be offered for a fixed amount of time,
dependant on the farm classification:
- Part time starter units - 7 years
- Full time starter units - 10 years
- Promotional holdings - a maximum of 20 years
Cornwall Council will consider the following in assessing
tenders received and in coming to a decision on both applicants
short listed and selected for the holding:
- Rent – 30%
- Technical ability – 30%
- Finances – 30%
- Entrepreneurial flair – 5%
- Professionalism – 5%