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Author Topic: New Member - We've made the decision!  (Read 360 times)

tcain

  • Joined Sep 2019
New Member - We've made the decision!
« on: September 21, 2019, 08:59:02 am »
Hello everybody

We have been looking into smallholdings for some time and have made the decision that this is something we both 100% want to do.

I have a career where remote working is (almost) the norm so we will have an aspect of financial freedom (we would not need the small holding to make money), but we have discussed the potential of working towards holiday lets / camping (perhaps).

We are currently working on compiling a list of requirements, wants and wishes and doing as much research as possible! I thought it would be a good idea to drop by here and say hi as this seems to be a great community with some fantastic advice.

Thanks for reading my post and I hope you are well!

T
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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: New Member - We've made the decision!
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2019, 11:27:36 pm »
Hi from Shropshire. I don't know why no one has been to say hello yet but I'm sure they will. You'll enjoy being a member of this forum and will learn a lot. Ask all you want. Someone will have the answer.

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • Wester Gladstone Hebridean Sheep
Re: New Member - We've made the decision!
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2019, 01:37:35 am »
Hello and welcome tcain.  When you really want to be smallholders it's a wonderful life  :sunshine:
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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: New Member - We've made the decision!
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2019, 09:41:32 am »
Hello and welcome! :wave: :wave: :wave:

Zyg

  • Joined Nov 2018
  • Carmarthenshire
Re: New Member - We've made the decision!
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2019, 12:42:38 pm »
Welcome and good luck

Perris

  • Joined Mar 2017
  • Gower
Re: New Member - We've made the decision!
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2019, 04:52:08 am »
 :wave: hello T - good luck with your new venture!

Rupert the bear

  • Joined Jun 2015
Re: New Member - We've made the decision!
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2019, 07:21:03 pm »
Hello and welcome tcain.  When you really want to be smallholders it's a wonderful life  :sunshine:

Amen to that !

Kiran

  • Joined Apr 2019
Re: New Member - We've made the decision!
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2019, 10:45:23 pm »
Hi, congratulations and good luck. We've only started our journey this year so I can tell you you've got some exciting times ahead

tcain

  • Joined Sep 2019
Re: New Member - We've made the decision!
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2019, 12:33:41 pm »
Thanks for the warm welcome all :)!

alang

  • Joined Nov 2017
  • Morayshire
Re: New Member - We've made the decision!
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2019, 02:29:21 pm »
Welcome to the forum Tcain from a very sunny but cold Northern Scotland
I'm not scared to be seen, I make no apologies. This is me!

tcain

  • Joined Sep 2019
Re: New Member - We've made the decision!
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2019, 05:45:49 pm »
Does anybody have advice on where to search for smallholdings listed for sale?

I'm keeping an eye on 'on the market'. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

We are looking in the area roughly 2 hours from Bristol, so mid/south wales, north devon etc etc, although we would consider anywhere south of the peak district :).

Thanks!

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: New Member - We've made the decision!
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2019, 07:41:39 pm »
Rural scene have some.

Then it’s finding the right agents in the areas of interest.  Eg down here (Cornwall, Devon, Somerset) it’s the likes of Phillip Dunn, Kivells and Nancekivell, with Webbers having the odd one and Stags being only if you’re made of money ;)

Get local papers and use the internet, and work out which agents get the right sort of properties.  Then strike up a relationship with the most likely ones and stay in touch, so they think of you first and call you before things get advertised more widely ;)


Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

Possum

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Somerset
Re: New Member - We've made the decision!
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2019, 09:29:00 am »
I agree with Sally about Rural Scene, as well as keeping in touch with good local estate agents.


We live one hour from Bristol, on the Somerset Levels, and found Greenslade Taylor Hunt to be a very good agent. They really understand rural properties and take time to find out what you really want from your land and property. They even made some useful suggestions that we hadn't thought about. They have a good website but there is nothing like phoning them up and finding out about local possibilities.


Good luck with your search. :fc:

 

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