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Photos: Non-residential 169-acre farm in one block for €1.3m

Guiding at €1.3m, for sale, through Savills is Doonally Farm, a non-residential dairy unit extending to approximately 169.71-acres in County Sligo.

The “renowned and substantial” farm is positioned just outside Sligo town.

Commenting on the listing, the property firm said: “The farm has been developed and operated as a dairy since 2011, offering cubicle accommodation for approximately 160 cows.”

The present Doonally Farm was formerly part of Sligo AI Centre, which housed some of the leading beef and dairy sires in the country.

“The farm currently carries a herd of dairy cows, with replacement heifers, reared off-site. With a convenient situation on the periphery of Sligo town, the farm is centred around an excellent range of modern buildings and has a magnificent outlook towards the dramatic Sligo mountain ranges.”

Single block of land

According to the selling agent, Doonally Farm is an “extensive” single block of “productive” grassland.

The land lies within a ring fence and is accessed from the N16 Sligo-Manorhamilton Road via Fawcett’s Bridge.

“The land is well laid out in a series of paddocks, which are of a good workable size and benefit from a useful network of internal roads and cow tracks.”

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“They are enclosed by a combination of electric fencing and stone walls and have a mains water supply,” the selling agent added.

With a southerly elevation, the gently undulating topography rises from about 45 metres (148 feet) above sea level on the southern boundary to a high point at the north of the farm of 80 metres (263 feet) above sea level.

Farm buildings:

The dairy complex is laid out as follows:

  1. Cubicle shed
    In eight bays of steel portal frame construction with box profile roof, Yorkshire boarding, block walls and slatted base with tank beneath. Also, feed passages to either side with overhang roofs. Capacity for 160 cubicles.
  2. Dairy
    Steel frame construction beneath a corrugated roof with corrugated and super vent cladding and block walls. Bulk tank room and store/office. To note, it has capacity for a 20-point herringbone milking parlour.
  3. Calving shed
    In three bays of steel portal frame construction beneath a box profile roof with Yorkshire boarding, block walls and a concrete base.
  4. Calf-rearing shed
    In three bays of steel portal frame construction beneath a box profile roof with Yorkshire boarding, block walls and a concrete base. Furthermore, to the north of the steading is an extensive area of hardstanding presently used by the tenant to store silage bales. In addition, there is an outdoor collecting yard.

Lease

Doonally Farm is presently subject to a lease, which has a term of 15 years and commenced on May 1st, 2011.

Furthemore, the current tenant owns the fixed equipment in the dairy unit and it is specifically excluded from the sale.

Farm services

The farm buildings benefit from a three-phase electricity supply and mains water supply.

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