186ac farm in the heart of Co Mayo
One of the most substantial farms to come on the market in Mayo in recent times is to be brought to auction in June in an executor sale.
The 186ac residential property at Craggagh, Balla includes 34ac of forestry and was renowned in its day as a prime sheep farm.
It comes with a guide price of €750,000 or over €4,000/ac.
Located two miles from Balla, on the Kiltimagh road, the farm is six miles from Claremorris, nine miles from Castlebar and 16 miles from Knock Airport.
The property has 740m of road frontage on to the Kiltimagh road, along with further frontage on to a secondary road that divides the property.
Brian Moran of selling agents Moran Auctioneers says this is one of the largest holdings offered in the county in his lifetime.
He describes it as an old-world farm with great potential.
The farm is accessed by an unusual wrought iron gateway and a long avenue leading to the house at the heart of the farm. The house itself is a large traditional two-storey farmhouse with accommodation that includes four bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room, dining room, kitchen and kitchenette.