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Fine coastal farm near Galway's rugged shores

The southern shore of Galway Bay extending out by Kinvara and Ballyvaughan to Black Head has a wildness about it that has been somewhat lost by its more populated sister shore on the northern side.

A residential farm, known as Poppy Lane farm, extending to 72ac would be an ideal place to enjoy the rugged beauty of this part of the country where the Burren crashes dramatically down to the sea shore.

Located four miles from Kinvara at Killeen Hugh, two-and-a-half miles from Ballindereen and 17 miles from Galway city, the property is for sale by private treaty and comes with a guide of €7,500/ac for the land and €225,000 for the house on 0.5ac.

The land, which has no farm buildings, is currently used as an outfarm for a bigger holding. It is, in the main, good fertile ground, much of which has been reclaimed over the years. The farm is serviced by an internal roadway and water is supplied by a private well.

The traditional farmhouse is set on a mature site. In terms of structure and décor it is in top condition having been carefully refurbished in recent years, with oak floors and solid doors throughout.

The downstairs accommodation includes a dining room, kitchen and a large living area, a utility room and guest WC, while the upstairs consists of four bedrooms and a bathroom.

This would make a fine part-time farm or suit a person who wants to retire to a farm in an area of extraordinary natural beauty, within shouting distance of one of the country's bigger cities.

While the property can be sold in lots that include the land on its own or the house with 0.5ac or 3ac, Joe Greaney of estate agents Keane Mahony Smith said the preference would be to sell the entire as one lot.

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