Savills has launched a 478-acre, ring-fenced farm for sale in Ballykelly, Northern Ireland, to the market.
According to the selling agents, this is one of the largest farms in Northern Ireland to be offered for sale in recent years.
The property firm is guiding the extensive farm – located on Carnamuff Road – at £850,000 (approximately €989,000).
The farm – approximately four miles from the village of Ballykelly and six miles from City of Derry Airport – is being offered for sale as a whole.
The same family has occupied the holding for approximately 200 years.
The farm comprises:
- A 3-bedroom single-storey house;
- Range of farm buildings;
- 72-acres of pasture (of which-35 acres is silage ground);
- 399-acres of productive hill grazings.
Nestled in the heart of the farm is a derelict traditional house and outbuilding, occupying a “dramatic and private setting”.
A key feature of the farm is the attractive, private positioning, with “outstanding” views over Lough Foyle and beyond towards the Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal.
“A traditional hill farming enterprise has been operated on the farm, carrying a breeding sheep flock and a herd of suckler cows, plus followers. In recent years, the land and farm buildings have been let.”
According to the property company, the farm adjoins mature forestry land and offers potential for conservation opportunities.
“The varied nature and topography of the single block of land contribute to the biodiversity of the environment, creating a habitat which is rich in flora, wildlife, and birdlife.”
“These natural assets may provide interesting opportunities for a future owner.”
‘An amenity appeal’
James Butler of Savills said:
“Extending to 478-acres in total, this is one of the largest farms in Northern Ireland to be offered for sale in recent years, which will result in the interest coming from the local area and further afield.”
“The farm occupies a private position yet is conveniently located just 3 miles from the north coast.”
“While farmed for many years as a livestock-rearing unit, it offers a great amenity appeal. This will attract the interest of agri-businesses, lifestyle buyers and those interested in conservation,” he concluded.