Roscommon farms attracting interest from at home and abroad
Published 02/12/2015 | 02:30
Roscommon auctioneer, John Earley tells me that many of his buyers this year have been UK based with the strength of sterling making many of the properties in his portfolio eminently affordable to those with access to modest sums in the Queen's shilling. However, there are also active local buyers in the market.
Typical of the properties that attract attention at both sides of the water is a traditional two-storey farmhouse on 10ac at Gurrane South, Creggs, Co Roscommon. It is on the market by private treaty with a very attractive guide of €100,000.
Located 1km from Creggs on the Glinsk to Ballymoe Road, the property is divided by the public road giving it plenty of frontage. The house is a traditional farmhouse that is perfectly habitable, according to Mr Earley. The accommodation includes a sitting room, living room, bathroom, rear hallway, a kitchen area with fitted kitchen units and on the first floor there are three bedrooms.
To the rear of the house is a yard with a number of useful storage sheds leading to the lands extending to 10.2ac of grazing ground, ideal for a few cattle, sheep or even a couple of horses.
"This would be an ideal house for a retired couple who want to have a place in the country or, indeed, for people from the general locality who have moved away and want a place they can come back to," Mr Earley said.
The property is for sale by private treaty and can be bought in a number of lots or as an entire.
One of the lots includes the house and outhouses on 1ac, another lot comprises 5.86ac to the rear of the house and the final lot is a 4.34ac plot at the opposite side of the public roadway.
The variety of lots will extend the range of potential customers, from the client looking for a house with a decent few acres, to local farmers looking for an additional patch of land to a those on the look out for a potential site.
Mr Earley is also handling the sale of what he describes as "a lovely piece of ground" near Kilroosky in Co Roscommon. Extending to 52.4ac, the land comes with a shed and cattle-handling facilities and is guided at €350,000 or around €7,000/ac. Located at Lisgobbin and Cloonerk, Kilroosky, the holding is 7km from Roscommon off the N63 road to Lanesboro.
It is described as a high-quality, dual-purpose holding in a strong farming area. The ground is in great heart bounded and fenced by neat, well-kept hedgerow and stock-proof fencing with a guaranteed supply of water.
Included in the sale is a small yard with a modern two-bay back-to-back slatted shed with a cattle crush and a pen.
"This is a great bit of ground, looking at it one would be reminded of the land and fencing one sees around Kildare, it's a lovely property," said Mr Earley of the thoroughbred county.
Mr Earley is experiencing keen interest in the holding with an offer of €300,000 currently on the place.