216-acre drystock farm for sale at Southpark

A 216-acre drystock farm, which has recently come on the market at Southpark, Castlerea, is expected to attract much attention.  Auctioneer John Earley is excited about the potential of this prime farm. The drystock farm comes with circa €14,300 of entitlements, a 2,500 sq. ft. bungalow in immaculate condition and an extensive range of farm buildings. The seller is retiring from farming and the holding has been built up over the last 15 years by the acquisition of nearby parcels of land in the Southpark and Castleplunkett areas. The farm operated as a beef finishing and suckler and the land is in six separate lots, all within a mile of each other, with the exception of two parcels of land four miles away in Castleplunkett. The main holding is 115.5 acres in one block, set out in five large divisions, subdivided into paddocks, all of which have running water. A beautiful architecturally designed bungalow is the jewel in the crown of this property. Built just 12 years ago, the house has been superbly maintained. The kitchen has a solid oak floor and Stanley cooker, there are marble Georgian fireplaces in the dining room and lounge and lots of space in areas such as the linen room and attic. Other features include oil-fired central heating, PVC windows, a monitored security system and solid mahogany doors. Outside, there’s a double garage. Outbuildings abound on the property, and there is a six-bay hayshed, and slatted accommodation for 200 cattle. There is also a feed store, five horse boxes, a holding pen, crush, concrete yard and a three-bay hayshed.  There are five further lots. One is 15.5 acres at Lisalway with a holding pen and a single storey residence in need of renovation. There is also 8.6 acres at Lisalway with a pen, and 38.2 acres at Valeview with a storage shed, crush and holding pen. There is a two-storey residence in need of renovation on the 25.5 acres in Castleplunkett and there is also housing for 60 cattle and the final parcel is 11.3 acres at Castleplunkett.  The sale is being conducted jointly by Earley Property Partners in Roscommon and James Cleary & Sons in Castlerea.  A guide price of €4 million is being quoted for the entire property. For further information on this exciting property, contact Earley Property Partners on (090) 66 26579.