Applying for a county farm
Last updated: 09/12/2013
Add to My Bookmarks
As farms become available for re-letting they are advertised in
the Western Morning News (farming section) on a Wednesday and on
the council's website. A letter is also sent to those on the
mailing list informing them about the opportunity that has
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.
Burlorne Tregoose, Washaway and South
The County Farms Service intends to relet
the holdings from 1st April 2014.
Burlorne Tregoose Farm,
163.62 acres (66.217 ha)
Dairy cow accommodation for 160
upto 20 year farm Business tenancy.
South Treviddo Farm,
87.1293 acres (35.26 ha)
7 year Farm Business Tenancy.
Particulars for both farms are available at
a cost of £5 each (Cheques made payable to Cornwall Council) until
Wednesday 18th December from:
House, Pydar Street, Truro, TR1 1EA
Or can be requested an electronic copy free
of charge by emailing email@example.com
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%