Links to websites you may find useful when buying or selling a smallholding, equestrian or rural property in UK
Places to stay when viewing smallholdings in Wales
Retreat at Meadowspace, Ciliau Aeron, Ceredigion – offering a unique kind of sanctuary from day to day life in a romantic fishing/writers hut with whitewashed walls and a deliciously comfortable bed entwined in fairy lights looking straight onto the river.
Luxury Caravan Retreat at Whitland, Pembs Situated on the ‘landsker borderlands trail’, this luxury centrally-heated static caravan has been newly furnished for 2018 & has generous and secure front and back gardens, with fabulous valley views from both. Not overlooked by the owners – only the occasional nosey goat!
Buying & Selling / Advertising Smallholdings
Government UK website Lots of sound & helpful information for property buyers & sellers
How to get an EPC (government website)
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:
Mortgage advice for buying a smallholding or farm from the West Country Dream blog
Links relevant to Smallholdings
Smallholder Bookshop: Rare & Useful Books on Countryside & Farming
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 Farmers‘ Union (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
Chiron Equestrian Clothing online tack shop