Last stop Tregullas for farm's new tenant
A rare opportunity to look after the land and livestock at Britain's most southerly point is up for grabs.
The National Trust is seeking a new tenant for Tregullas Farm on the tip of the Lizard Peninsula.
Apart from being spectacularly situated, the farm provides much of the feeding ground for the first breeding pair of Cornish choughs in the county.
Alastair Cameron, the National Trust's property manager for the Lizard, said that the new farmer would have the chance to forge close links with the community.
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"The farm is on the edge of Lizard village and so when the previous tenant left, the trust took the time to listen to what the local community wanted from the land on their doorstep and to give them an opportunity to be involved in its future," he said.
"We found that most people wanted a working farm, that wildlife, access and views were important and that people were really interested in being able to buy local food.
"So now we are looking for a new tenant who wants to work with the local community and ourselves to help make the most of this opportunity."
Tregullas Farm is situated either side of the footpath to Lizard Point which hundreds of thousands of visitors pass or walk along every year.
A ten or 20 year tenancy is available for the 96.6 hectare farm which must be managed as an arable and livestock farm.
Justin Whitehouse, the National Trust's head ranger for the Lizard, said: "We want Tregullas Farm to be a flagship farm for the trust, demonstrating that farming with high conservation standards can achieved in a profitable and sustainable way, benefiting wildlife, the community and visitors and producing quality local produce."
For further information see www.nationaltrust.org.uk/farmstolet