A fully equipped dairy farm that extends to almost 250ac of land is on the market near Ballymoney, Co Antrim.
The property is available in its entirety or across various lots and the sale is being handled by Ballymena-based auctioneers J.A. McClelland and Sons.
Overall, the property includes 243ac of land, two modern farmyards, and two dwelling houses. The guide price for the whole property is £2.9m (€3.4m).
Lot 1 is made up of the main farmyard and the largest block of land, which runs to 110ac. It is located on the Taughey Road, around two miles from Ballymoney and half a mile from Balnamore village.
Farm buildings and facilities
The yard includes a 20-unit Dairymaster milking parlour, a cubicle house with space for 157 cows and 30 heifers, a slatted shed for 36 cattle, and a 250,000-gallon slurry store. There are also interconnecting calf sheds, two open silos, a covered midden (manure store), a hay shed, a workshop and a double garage.
The farm is located in an area which is well known for dairying. The 110ac is all good-quality land which is laid out in grass at present. Water is available from both a mains supply and two boreholes.
The farm residence is a substantial two storey house with four bedrooms and three receptions rooms. Downstairs, there is a living room, drawing room, conservatory, dining room, kitchen, utility room and a toilet. The kitchen was installed in 2020 and includes a range of modern wall and base units.
Four bedrooms and a box room are located upstairs. There is a four-piece family bathroom, and the master bedroom is en suite. There is also a large, private garden surrounded by mature trees and shrubbery.
The second lot is located nearby along the Macfin Road. This lot includes 97ac of prime agricultural land, a farmyard and a four-bedroom dwelling house. The holding is approached by a shared laneway and there are further private laneways which give access throughout the property.
The yard includes a slatted cubicle house with 48 cubicle places, a round-roof shed and lean-to calf house. There is also a 250,000-gallon slurry store with 6,000-gallon reception tank, plus a separate slurry lagoon.
The two-storey dwelling house has a living room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms located downstairs. The third and fourth bedrooms are upstairs on the first floor.
The final part of the property is lot 3 which is made up of 35ac of good-quality, bare land. It is located at Seacon Park and is made up of two large fields.
it is positioned beside residential housing and so there could be long-term development potential on some of the land.
The auctioneers state that consideration will be given to further subdividing any of the three lots and basic payment entitlements for land are also available for sale by separate negotiation.