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Friday 24 November 2017

Shannonside dairy holding with agri-tourism potential

Rushfield House near Boyle is on the market along with 78ac
Rushfield House near Boyle is on the market along with 78ac
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A lovely residential dairy farm with rural tourism potential has come to the market near Boyle in Co Roscommon. The 78ac farm is to be sold by private treaty with a guide price of €750,000.

Rushfield House at Croghan is located 4.8km from Boyle and 12km from Carrick-on-Shannon. The property is all in one block with extensive sheds and a farmhouse in top class condition.

The holding was farmed as a dairy operation up to recently and, according to Liam Farrell of DNG Farrell Carrick-on-Shannon, the owners have retired from the business having sold the milk quota a number of years ago.

"This was the home place where the owner's mother lived who ran it as a country farmhouse catering business for many decades," explains Liam.

"The owner had a lot of work done on it recently intending to let it out for self catering but changed his mind. The result is an extensive house in excellent condition," he said.

The residence is accessed by a private roadway.

The accommodation includes an entrance hall, a reception/dining room, a sitting room, a conservatory with an ante-room, a recently renovated and redesigned kitchen that incorporates living and dining space.

Some lovely renovation work was done around exposing stone and brick features.

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There is also a pantry, boot room and a storeroom downstairs while the sleeping accommodation upstairs includes five bedrooms all with ensuite facilities. The services include solar, under-floor and dual heating systems.

The substantial farmyard includes slatted and cubicle units with 120 cubicles, a 10-unit milking parlour complete with Westfalia milk tanks, a collecting yard and storage area along with two silage pits.

Limestone land

The land is part of a vein of good limestone ground. Extending to 78ac it is all in one block.

Serviced by an internal roadway it is well fenced and watered and has plenty of road frontage. The farm may be sold in lots or as an entire.

Liam Farrell is expecting lively interest in Rushfield House.

"This sale represents an excellent opportunity for an enterprising farmer or accommodation provider."

There is a wide range of tourist amenities in the area from boating on the Shannon, to the amenities at Lough Key National Forest Park, to trout fishing and golf. The place would also suit a family wishing to reside in a country environment.

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