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Links to websites you may find useful when buying or selling a smallholding, equestrian or rural property in UK

Buying & Selling / Advertising Smallholdings

Government UK website Lots of sound & helpful information for property buyers & sellers

How to get an EPC (government website)

Find an Energy Assessor in England, Wales & N Ireland

Find an Energy Assessor in Scotland

Check the validity of an EPC by entering the 24 digit report reference number that appears on the front page of the certificate

Information from Government UK on renting & owning property

Home Owners Alliance – lots of really useful information when advertising, buying or selling property

Citizens’ Advice Bureau – Advice on selling a home:

in Wales  | in England |  in Scotland  |  in N Ireland

Mortgage advice for buying a smallholding or farm from the  West Country Dream blog

 

Links relevant to Smallholdings

Tartan Dragon – a useful resource offering courses for smallholders and would-be smallholders from their Shropshire base

The Smallholder Series – practical guides for the serious smallholder

Homeopathy at Wellie Level – Courses in Wales & Tetbury

The Woodland Trust – planting trees on your farm or smallholding

The Accidental Smallholder Useful & informative website written by a smallholder in the east of Scotland who started the website to help other people who are interested in smallholding to find their way, and to share her experiences

Low Impact sustainable living info, courses, products & services – really useful information for anyone already involved or considering smallholding

Stackyard – agriculture on the web; useful on-line farming magazine

Country Smallholding Magazine Full of valuable information for smallholders & crofters

Smallholder Magazine Another really useful resource for smallholders & owners of smallholdings

The Crofting Commission (replaced the Crofters Commission) Creating a well regulated crofting system (in Scotland) that positively contributes to the sustainability of rural communities

Small Plot Big Ideas – interesting smallholder’s website / blog with useful page on Smallholding Societies / Groups around the UK

NFU online is the main website for the National FarmersUnion (NFU) The Voice of British Farming. Latest agricultural news and information.

Natural Resources Wales  Natural Resources Wales (Welsh: Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru) is a Welsh Government sponsored body, which became operational from 1 April 2013 when it took over the management of the natural resources of Wales. Formed from a merger of the Countryside Council for Wales, Environment Agency Wales, and the Forestry Commission Wales, it also assumes some other roles formerly taken by Welsh Government.

Small is Bountiful – article by George Monbiot about the benefits of small-scale agriculture

Viable Self-Sufficiency – does what it says on the tin!

West Wales Equi-Arenas – professional service offering maneges, sand schools, turnout areas, tracks; with online tack shop