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  • Joined Jul 2014
  • West Sussex
Where to find a small holding?
« on: July 06, 2014, 11:11:42 pm »
Looking at getting a few acres of land in West Sussex, but not sure where to start? Was hoping to rent rather than buy, where does one look for such a thing?


  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Where to find a small holding?
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2014, 08:03:06 am »
All sorts of places. Estate agents, the internet, local agri merchants, word of mouth.
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits


  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Where to find a small holding?
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2014, 09:47:08 am »
Landshare might be worth a try.

Stellan Vert

  • Joined Apr 2013
Re: Where to find a small holding?
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2014, 11:42:18 am »
Hi Formatted

Good one  :thinking: Where do you find treasure?

We spent years looking for a smallholding, my favourite website was  "rural scene".

We found our smallholding by .......... complete accident, good fortune, what ever you want to call it.

Having looked everywhere, been to auctions; we gave up and were going to follow the "field to farm" approach.

Found a field that looked good but needed somewhere to live nearby, we found a "bargin bucket" property that no one wanted, tatty old property that needed a lot of work but (not in the paperwork) it came with over two acres of overgrown ground. It  had been a smallholding in the past.

There is no answer to your question except go out and search, see what you can find.



  • Joined Jul 2014
  • West Sussex
Re: Where to find a small holding?
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2014, 12:54:43 pm »
Thanks for the help and pointing in the right direction. I'm currently away from the area I'm looking but will pop into the local agriculture merchant and ask, also heard that the local manager of a pet shop has some land to rent. There is also a landshare scheme but that is a little to far out for me!


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