Farm Ireland

Wednesday 21 February 2018

East Galway property that 'ticks all the boxes'

Feaghmore House and farm, Co Galway
Feaghmore House and farm, Co Galway
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

One of the more impressive farms to come for sale in Galway is an 80ac residential holding with extensive modern farm buildings, a period house and a guest maisonette. Located between Eyrecourt and Portumna in the east of the county the property is to be sold at public auction with a guide price of €1m.

Home to the renowned Karoola pedigree Charolais herd developed by Tony Brady over the past 20 years, the farm is described by Ger O'Toole, of selling agents DNG Ger O'Toole, as comprising top quality fattening land.

Not alone are the house and lands for sale, the Karoola herd will be sold at Elphin Mart on Saturday, May 30.

The farm is 2.5 miles from Eyrecourt, 7.5 miles from Portumna and 12.5 miles from Ballinasloe.

The roadside lands are all in pasture and were very well maintained over the years. Serviced by an internal roadway and divided into several blocks for easy management the fields have piped water, border hedging and mature boundaries.

The farmyard has an extensive array of modern buildings including two four-bay double cubicle sheds, each with a slatted tank and a three-bay haybarn with double lean-to, together with a selection of loose sheds.

The property is laid out in two natural blocks divided by a local road, with a 30ac portion surrounding the house, while across the road is 48ac section with the central roadway

At the centre of the 30ac is a cut-stone period residence that was completely and tastefully refurbished some years ago. The accommodation includes an entrance hall, two reception rooms, a country kitchen with an Aga cooker, a utility, three bedrooms (one en-suite) and a bathroom. The house has all modern conveniences including oil-fired central heating.

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Adjacent to the house is a cut-stone courtyard containing a two-bed maisonette extending to 1,163 sq ft and including a living room, dining room, fitted kitchen, two double bedrooms with a WC and shower.


The equestrian accommodation includes five stables, a selection of loose sheds and workshop.

The grounds have been tastefully maintained with stepped lawns, border hedging and a selection of mature trees. The kitchen garden is home to a number of raised beds together with poly tunnel and greenhouse.

At auction the property can be bought as an entire or in two lots, with the first including 30ac, the house and farmyard. Across the road, the second lot extends to 49ac.

According to Ger O'Toole, Feaghmore House and lands is truly a splendid property.

"It's a property that ticks all the boxes; top quality rich fertile lands, modern farmyard facilities, a beautiful comfortable home of character and a private, convenient location, only 15 minutes off the M6 at Ballinasloe.

The farm will be sold at auction at Gullane's Hotel, Ballinasloe at on Thursday, June 11 at 3pm.

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