Fen Farm, Hilgay is one of the farms available for lease. Picture: Joe Casey Photography

Norfolk County Council is looking for tenants to take on West Norfolk farms.

Land at 189-acre Fen Farm, Hilgay, and 42-acre Ashcroft Farm at Southery,  is currently under arable rotation with no restrictions on use.

Barry Stone, chairman of the council’s business and property committee, said: “These farms present opportunities for people at all stages of their farming career and reinforce Norfolk County Council’s commitment to sustain and create rural employment throughout the county.

“We are particularly excited at the prospect of adding a third care farm to the County Farms estate, which already has two farms that use farming practices very successfully to provide therapeutic services. 

“Through care farming, the estate can support vulnerable people to live their lives independently and to the fullest extent possible.”

Viewings are to be held between 10am and 4pm on Tuesday, February 12 at Ashcroft Farm and Thursday, February 14 at Fen Farm.  

Viewing is strictly prohibited outside the allocated dates.

Visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/countyfarms for more details about applications to view.

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