Outfarm with substantial modern house and derelict cottage could become a standalone
A 72ac grass farm with an extensive modern house and a small yard is on the market on the Waterford-Tipperary border with a price tag of €1.3m.
Located at Sillaheen, Ballymacarbry, the house and farm are in a picturesque setting between the Comeraghs, and the Knockmealdowns.
The residential holding, 4km from the village of Ballymacarbry, 14km from Clonmel and 24km from Dungarvan, includes 72ac of farmland most recently used as an outfarm for a sizeable dairy operation.
The house is a modern building extending to almost 4,000 sq ft, while to the rear is the former farmhouse, a three-bedroom cottage in need of complete refurbishment.
The farmhouse, with a mixed façade of stonework and plaster, is at the centre of the property and reached by a 300m driveway that also acts as a central roadway servicing the land.
On the ground floor a spacious hallway leads to a kitchen/dining area with an island.
There is also a family room/sunroom with full-length windows and a vaulted ceiling, a utility room, a wet room and a formal sitting room.
A space that was once a garage has been integrated into the house, with French doors opening to the front.
The dormer-style upstairs includes four bedrooms — two of which are ensuite — plus the family bathroom.
According to John Stokes of selling agents REA Stokes and Quirke, the south-facing house comes with a BER B1 rating, is finished to a high standard and is in turn-key condition.
Outside there is a two-column, round roof haybarn and the cottage, which could be restored.
The land is described as “top-quality grazing ground”, well-maintained by the owner and laid out in five large paddocks.
The fields are supplied with water and fenced with electric fencing.
Mr Stokes says: “It is a smashing property. The owner is looking at options to buy a farm in one block elsewhere.”