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Farms to let

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Dan Jones, National Trust tenant farmer for Parc Farm on Great Orme, North Wales | © National Trust Images/Paul Harris

We let farms on our land to tenant farmers throughout the year. Opportunities don't come up that often, so you'll need to be quick if letting one of our farms appeals to you.

Lettings available

Ysgwyfrith Farm, Penmachno, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy

Ysgwyfrith Farm (also known as Ysgwyfraith) is a small Conservation Holding located on the Ysbyty Estate, near the village of Penmachno, just outside Betws-y-Coed.

We're looking for an enthusiastic tenant who has a strong conservation interest to manage the stunning wildflower meadows, restore species-rich grasslands and woodlands to enable wildlife to thrive. Ideally suited as a part-time small holding, the holding extends to approximately 12.32 hectares (30.44 acres) and has a big emphasis on nature.

The holding includes a recently renovated, three-bedroom farmhouse and traditional buildings. You may spot the potential for diversification or other alternative uses that makes the most of this location.

We're offering a Farm Business Tenancy with standard repairing obligations for an initial fixed term of 10 years.

If you've experience in conservation and managing small numbers of livestock to help nature flourish, National Trust Cymru would be keen to hear from you.

How to apply

We're staging a two-part application process.

Part one

Ater you've read the particulars, if you wish to make an application, please make an expression of interest by completing:

  • a CV (maximum of two A4 pages in length)
  • a cover letter detailing:
    • why Ysgwyfrith appeals to you
    • your experience with nature conservation/agriculture
    • a brief summary of your vision for Ysgwyfrith.

Please email your CV and cover letter to:

The closing date for final expression of interest is 4pm on Monday 18 December.

Part two

We'll review and a selected number will be invited to the viewing day during the first week of January 2024. Viewing will be by appointment only.

Further more detailed application and tender forms will be available by request after the viewing day.

We will not accept future tenders from applicants who've not visited the farm on the viewing day.

Ysgwyfrith Farm particulars

Read more about the particulars of Ysgwyfrith Farm:


Ysgwyfrith Farm tenancy

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