Posted: 16/04/2016 at 17:36
When I was younger we had a 9 acre smallholding in Suffolk - it was an old mill house with mill buildings and three meadows (formerly orchards). The house needed a lot of renovation and the buildings were in an even worse condition, but my then OH was a builder so things got done on our place when his work was slack. We found it because we already lived in the area and knew the owners who were selling up.
Nowadays places like that in Suffolk fetch a lot of money because improved rail links mean that people are prepared to commute from Suffolk to work in London.
To find cheaper places with land you need to look at areas where property is cheaper - I think prices in Wales are low compared to other places - then tell the local estate agents exactly what you're looking for - they'll send you the information.
Places like that are often sold by auction, so you need to have sorted out your finances and know exactly how much you can borrow and what conditions the mortgage provider will impose if you're buying a place that needs renovation.