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  • Joined Apr 2011
« on: April 29, 2011, 07:24:44 pm »
could any members help in me in any addresses/phone numbers /websites in renting/ buying a smallholding/ croft even caravan with land for life long dream of self sufficiency anywhere in Britain/Europe
Voss Electric Fence


  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
Re: smallholdings
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2011, 07:57:31 pm »
You could try or they cover the UK & Europe.

Good luck  :hshoe:
Tunkey Herd - registered Kune Kune & rare breed poultry -


  • Joined May 2010
  • nr Lauder, Scottish Borders
Re: smallholdings
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2011, 08:50:12 pm »
We advertised in Farmers Weekly and Scottish Farmer and had a huge response.  Good luck.
registered soay, castlemilk moorit  and north ronaldsay sheep, pygmy goats, steinbacher geese, muscovy ducks, various hens, lots of visiting mallards, a naughty border collie, a puss and a couple of guinea pigs


  • Joined Feb 2010
Re: smallholdings
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2011, 09:13:08 pm »
For Shetland you just Google Shetland Estate Agents. There are crofts here ranging from less than fifty grand to move in ready to go with polytunnels etc for around 270 grand mark.


  • Joined Oct 2007
Re: smallholdings
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2011, 08:13:47 am »
If you can cope with the bureaucracy then France is nice.  You will need to have some command of the language or be driven mad with the frustration  :D 

Land is cheap here, everything else is the same price as UK or even higher.  It can be a good great life.  Example of sites :  (covers whole of France)  (regional has forums for each region of France)


  • Joined Apr 2011
  • Isle of Skye - Scotland
Re: smallholdings
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2011, 11:56:56 am »
Morning (well, it is...just!),
                                   I know of a great place with enough land to start off with veg and poultry and income from B&B business.
Sorry for the blatant plug !

Then when settled look for extra land (croft) using any of the four or five Skye Estate agents.
Remax isle of Skye

Isle of Skye estate agency

skye properties

Skye property centre

Have fun browsing



  • Guest
Re: smallholdings
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2011, 12:53:09 pm »
rural scene are good.
most properties in scotland are on each areas "solicitors property centre" website ie if aberdeenshire its aspc. we never knew that when we were looking (in england), only found ours through rural scene.
good luck  ;D


  • Joined Apr 2011
  • Isle of Skye - Scotland
Re: smallholdings
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2011, 04:18:33 pm »
Good pont Ppiggy.
The generic to find the areas is, I think,


  • Guest
Re: smallholdings
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2011, 06:11:55 pm »
carter jonas
smiths gore

to name but a few lol

Llandovery Lass

  • Joined Mar 2011
Re: smallholdings
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2011, 06:29:00 pm »
We found ours through Rural Scene, they were very helpfull


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