A year has passed since a local farm closed down with it being left abandoned for the last 12 months.

Taking to social media in early September last year, the Manor Estates in Widmer announced the closure explaining running the farm "all got too much" affecting the owners financially, physically and mentally.

Andy and Mel leased the derelict site turning it into Grange Farm for five years but had to rehome the animals after packing up the farm.

Residents left hundreds of comments on the Facebook post thanking the pair and wishing them well with their future plans.

The social media post read: "Andy and myself have decided to call it a day at the farm.

"It all got too much and has affected us financially, physically and mentally.

"After 18 years, Manor Estates has ceased trading allowing Andy and myself time over the last few months to pack down the farm and rehome all of our animals.

"It's been emotional - to say the very least - but we have worked hard together to ensure that every single one of our animals have gone to new places where they have lots of love and a good life ahead of them.

"We would like to thank you all for the amazing support you have given us through our journey.

"We have put our 'all' into Grange Farm but unfortunately we were never allowed to 'make it happen' and the constant battle we continuously encountered just became too much.

"I still can't quite comprehend why a place that, despite belonging to the council was so run down, had been derelict for 10 years and was in a state of disrepair captured our hearts but it did and still does and it always will!

Buckinghamshire Council has since claimed there has been "a lot of interest” from potential occupants and were expected to accept an offer on the farm in May.

Since then, the farm has remained empty with the council unable to provide any further updates on the future of the site.

According to property agents Carter Jonas, a 10-year tenancy will be available to the successful applicant.

There are approximately 115 acres of arable land surrounding the farmhouse which could be available as part of a wider let.

The council has also looked at the site for tree planting.

In May, Cllr Catherine Oliver expressed her worry about "the state of the farm" and it being "left unkempt".

A car and caravan have been left on the site as well as a pile of rubbish dumped in the middle of the farmyard.

The site also looks to have been broken into with a busted open gate next to the remains of a bonfire. 

There was also a concern that "zero communication" was being made to potential occupants after bids were made for the site.

Cllr Catherine Oliver said: "My concern is that it still remains empty and despite people I know that have put forward applications to Carter Jonas, the agents that are dealing with the relet, nothing, actually zero communication is happening.

"Nothing is happening to the state of the farm and it is being left unkempt and indeed the house itself."