25 acres off-grid growing in NE Derbyshire - for sale
25 acres of off-grid growing in NE Derbyshire- for sale
large polytunnel, roundhouse, solar power, irrigation water, compost loos, strawbale barn, 280 fruit trees, soft fruit area, ...all surrounded by 200 acres of mature woodland.
A bit of background info. I bought this land 2 years ago to satisfy a lifelong dream, (I was a therapeutic horticulturist.. and with many international volunteers, who hop around the world helping out on organic, permaculture farms, we managed to get quite a bit done.
We built a roundhouse, still serving us as mess room and kitchen. A 5 cubicle compost toilet, a bunkhouse for volunteers, a 9m x 30m polytunnel, which supplies us with great toms and veg and ....serves as a great breakfast room....or workshop depending . We have an outdoor veg patch, 280 fruit trees and a soft fruit area, a water source for irrigation and 7000 litres of storage tanks for dry spells. We have made many metres of hurdle fences from greenwood from my neighbours woodlands...planted hundreds of metres of mixed hedges and generally made the boundaries more secure where needed. Also we started a straw bale barn last spring, we hope to turf the roof and start the cob render again soon. There is a solar array which powers the lights, phones and charges batteries. We have upgraded our track and put in a hard turn around which is great if an 18 ton delivery truck needs to visit. We are surrounded by mature bluebell woods which are great for wildlife....and walkers. One of the neighbouring woods is still for sale, and I can introduce you to a consortium of people who may be interested in buying .....if you want the beautiful twelve acre wood to the south. One is an existing woodland owner and another guy who has a heavy horse and wants to manage woods the old way.
Why am I selling? Well, I have had dream come true being here....the wildlife is stunning...the friends I’ve made....the fresh food super, .it has been great for my young son and friends too.
However, last spring I got ill, needed a new heart valve and although 7 months later I am well, I do not have the fitness to do what I want to.....and doctors’ orders are to slow it down. So my 25 acre dream is too big and needs a new custodian. Time to pass on the baton and be with my young son more. I believe I have it ready enough for a new group to be here to take advantage of the Brexit veg demand, glamping, social prescribing,...and many other possibilities.....so if you decide to split or share with others......most of the infrastructure is in place.
And I have a Landcruiser 4x4 LPG and 14ft trailer, many tools and materials to throw in with the asking price.
My phone number is 0798 214 7296.
Call me and let’s arrange a visit. Winter is nearing spring and things are brightening up.