National trust announces new tenants at Tregullas Farm

PUBLISHED: 16:40 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 19:51 05 April 2013

The Amis Family prepare for Tregullas Farm

The Amis Family prepare for Tregullas Farm

The National Trust on the Lizard Peninsula is delighted to announce a new 20-year tenancy has been offered to Rona and Nevil Amiss to take on mainland Britain's most southerly farm.

National trust announces new tenants at Tregullas Farm


The National Trust on the Lizard Peninsula is delighted to announce a new 20-year tenancy has been offered to Rona and Nevil Amiss to take on mainland Britains most southerly farm.

Tregullas farm, sitting on the tip of the Lizard, was acquired by the National Trust in the early 1990s and is closely linked to the local community of the Lizard, as well as providing much of the feeding ground for the first breeding pair of Cornish choughs in the county. Situated either side of the footpath to Lizard Point, hundreds of thousands of visitors pass through the farm on their way to the most southerly point.
When the previous tenant at Tregullas Farm left, the National Trust consulted widely with the local community at the Lizard to ask them what they wanted from the farm that sits between the village and Lizard Point. Local people responded that a working farm was vital and that local food, wildlife, access to walks and views were important too and a number of local community groups were formed to develop ideas.
Alastair Cameron, Property Manager for the NT on the Lizard says: We are delighted with the response we received from the Lizard community and for their interest in their local environment and also with the hundreds of applications and responses we received from the farming community. We are really pleased that Rona and Nevil will be taking on thetenancy at Tregullas and think that they will do a fantastic job in farming at this amazing place.
The couple, pictured with their five children, have been farming at Higher Fingle farm in Devon for the past eight years and have developed a varied business in cattle, sheep, duck eggs and goat meat, selling both locally and further afield. They intend to continue this successful business but also to launch into new enterprises that will suit the new farm, to work with the local community and to make the place more enjoyable to visitors, with farm open days and other events planned.
We are really excited to be coming to the Lizard later this year Rona Amiss says, we are looking forward to working with the local community to look after Tregullas and to make the most of what it has to offer.
We think it is a fantastic opportunity to develop what we have been doing at Higher Fingle farm into something bigger and better and we hope to achieve a lot of what the village said was important to them.
The new tenancy will start from September this year.

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