My dream would be to have my own home built on at least 1 acre of land in a semi-rural area where I can then begin to keep a few farm animals (maybe 5 - 10). Ideally I'd like to be on the edge of a village rather than out in the open countryside. On researching, it seems to me that this is near enough impossible. Issue number one being that obtaining land with planning permission in a rural area is difficult but even when plots are available, they are significantly smaller than I'd be looking for, or they are plots with planning permission for multiple homes (& are priced as such). I have read that agricultural land can sometimes be built on if you can prove you need to be on that land for the animals you keep but I would be keeping animals for my own enjoyment & do not plan for them to provide any income so this would not apply to me. Are my only options either to buy agricultural land nearby other houses & hope that I somehow am granted planning permission (even though its unlikely), or to buy a plot with planning permission for multiple houses & pay the increased price? Any advice would be much appreciated as I am very inexperienced in this area! Thank you!