Farm Ireland

Monday 11 December 2017

Charming farmhouse on 181ac is guided at €700k

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A guide price of €700,000 or just under €4,000/ac is being quoted for Cloncannon farm, an extensive residential holding located just outside Ballygar in east Galway.

The 181ac farm is situated on the banks of the River Suck, 3km from Ballygar and 16km from Roscommon town.

The property is divided by a country road leaving the old farmhouse and yard on about 60ac on one side and the remaining 120ac of grassland along the river on the other.

According to Pat O'Hagan, of selling agents Savills, the majority of the land is in grass, with a certain amount of woodland and marginal wet land along the river. About 50ac on the riverside is low-lying and only suitable for use as summer grazing.

The house, a traditional two-storey farmhouse, hasn't been lived in for quite a number of years and is in need of complete refurbishment. The farm buildings include an eight-bay haybarn and lean-to sheds suitable as cattle housing and calving pens.

There is a range of old stone buildings including a lofted cow byre and the remnants of a stone-cut cottage in the yard.

The holding will be offered in the entire and in four lots. Lot one comprises the old farmhouse and yard on about 56ac. Lot two is made up of 45ac of land with river frontage, while the final lot includes about 80ac and river frontage.

The 80ac section and 45ac portion will also be offered together.

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The farm will be sold at auction at the Abbey Hotel, Roscommon at 3pm on Wednesday, April 10.

Irish Independent