A 281ac hill farm has come on the market in the renowned Knockaunbawn Valley in Co Galway, which is a part of the Maumturk mountain range. The stunning and scenic location is also known as Joyce country.
The holding is being sold through sole selling agents DNG Martin O’Connor. The asking price is €650,000 excluding stamp duty.
The holding is held in three large sections with other smaller sections located along the Bealnabrack river, which flows into the nearby Lough Corrib.
The villages of Leenane and Maam are nearby. In Leenane there are two pubs, a hotel with seaweed baths, two guesthouses, a café-restaurant, sheep and wool museum with a shop and its own café, a post office and shop, as well as a community centre.
The land was previously used for grazing a small herd of cattle and a large flock of sheep and provides excellent hill grazing. The lots on both sides of the lane are well fenced while a large section of the hill on the Maum turks remains unfenced.
Also situated on the farm are a several buildings including a 1930s cottage which consists of an entrance hall, living area, kitchen, three bedrooms and a bathroom. The roof and windows of the property were upgraded several years ago, but the house is in need of full refurbishment.
It has a private water source, mains electricity and a telephone connection.
The farm may appeal to those looking for a substantial ready-to-go farm as there are a number farm building on the property. To the rear of the house there is a set of traditional farm sheds and a modern three-bay back-to-back hayshed lies to the west of the dwelling house.
Additionally, the farm has basic cattle and sheep handling facilities situated around the old farmyard.
The agent said: “This is by far the largest quality hill farm to be presented for sale in the region for many years.
“It’s ideally suited to neighbouring landowners to expand existing holdings and perfectly suited for established farmers and new entrants to farming in recent years who can take advantage of the excellent grants available to help establish and maintain a good farming business.”
The farm is for sale in one lot by Private Treaty to include farm entitlements of 96.48 units.