In this week’s property segment, That’s Farming editor, Catherina Cunnane, takes a look at farms on the market with guide prices from €238,000 to €1.5 million.
First up with a guide price of €950,000 is a circa 104-ac residential farm, for sale by private treaty, based in Doonmeegan, Ballymote, Co. Sligo.
Patsy Smith of DM Auctions is handling the sale of the property, which consists of a four-bedroom detached dormer-style bungalow with a wide range of farm sheds.
These include a 4-bay single-slatted shed house with a cattle crush and creep, a 5-bay single-slatted shed, 3-bay triple loose sheds with two lean-tos and one calving pen, a machinery shed and a variety of general-purpose loose sheds.
The house was constructed in circa the 1940s and, according to the selling agent, benefits from all services.
Accommodation is set across two floors and includes a kitchen, a dining room, a sitting room, a living room, one bedroom, a bathroom & WC.
Upstairs contains three bedrooms, one small box room, and a walk-in hotpress.
At the rear, there is also an open-plan old dwelling house currently used for storage, which could, the selling agent has suggested, be converted into a one-bed apartment.
The land is all in one block and boasts “good frontage”, while entitlements “can be included in the sale,” the agent has noted.
Meanwhile, in nearby Mayo, Roger McCarrick of REA McCarrick & Sons, has, a circa 90-year-old residence, on 33-acres, for sale with a guide price of €238,000.
The property is divided into various lots by two main roads, the N17 and R329 and is for sale in a number of lots as follows in Cloondace and Drum, both in Knock:
- Guide of €140,000 for residence (approximately 90-year-old solid 2-bedroom 2-storey farmhouse in need of upgrading and modernisation) with 13.5-acres of mixed quality land located between the two aforementioned roads. Accommodation includes downstairs – a small entrance hall, a kitchen/living room with an old-fashioned open fireplace, a utility room and a sitting room with an open fireplace backroom, suitable for conversion to a bathroom/bedroom. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, suitable for a bathroom or ensuite;
- Guide of €50,000: Opposite the residence on the other side of R329 is a further 8-acres of “mixed” quality land with a range of old-fashioned farm sheds/buildings. This may be sold with the residence separately;
- Guide of €48,000: Circa 12-acres of “mixed” quality land lies west of the N17 and, again, can be sold with the residence or separately. The land is of mixed quality and in need of upgrading work but will respond well to upgrade, according to the selling agents.
Attached to land lots are options for taking EU Entitlements, details of which can be provided separately through the sole selling agents.
Moving over to Co. Offaly is a 122-acre farm in Newtown, Killeigh, with facilities for over 200 cattle, for sale by public auction on June 13th, 2023, unless previously sold.
The land, according to the selling agents, Matt Dunne & Associates RICS SCSI, consists of 49.37 ha/122-acres in one division of “good”, fertile arable land, of which 80-acres were reseeded in 2007/2008.
The lands are presently all in grass and are laid out in large divisions.
The mature trees and hedgerows provide natural shelter, which, according to the selling agent, add to the land’s reputation as an “excellent fattening farm”.
The central farm roadway makes it easy to service the large farmyard and farm in general.
The farmyard consists of four cubicle cattle sheds with a capacity for 214 cattle, a large silage pit, and slurry storage tanks.
The farm comes with the benefit of its own well (bored in 2015 with 900 gallons per hour output) and electricity available.