I’ve been looking for a bit of land for myself for nearly two years now without much success. I know exactly what I’m looking for but there seems to be little available within the strict criteria I have defined.
- Field or pasture
- Field hidden from the main road
- Field not overlooked
- Land able to be secured
- Heavy vehicle access to Field
- Egress in all directions
- Hedges or trees along boundaries
A few days ago I decided I needed to invest some time and drive around the area looking for land that may be suitable and so last night I drove around for a few hours with the window down just looking for land that was suitable. I found no land for sale but I found two places I liked.
The first I will persue and identify the owner and see if we can strike a deal. It isn’t exactly what I want as one boundary is on a motorway but it is along an edge that won’t be a major issue.
The second I don’t think I can persue because right next to it is a compound. Brick walls all the way around and in the middle are four houses, garages and a large workshop. I also spotted chickens and some goats. I was lucky to see it as the gates were open as I slowly drove past but it certainly looks like a retreat to me. Right in the middle of Cheshire. The spot met most of my requirements as well, no woods though, but was much bigger than I am looking for. The land I liked was adjacent to it. I would guess their expansion plans include where I was looking. I’ll go back there and see what else I can see. Perhaps even make contact if I think it is safe. Looks like there is a lot invested in this compound and at least four families.