A 61.4ac farm with a farmhouse and sheds is on the market near Ballyconnell, Co Cavan. The holding is centrally located at Ralleagh, Doogary. At one stage the house served as the local shop and post office.

It could be a pleasant family home.

One of the bedrooms.

The farm is being sold by REA Donohoe Spring by private treaty with an asking price of €500,000.

The farm sits on the R199 main road. The nearest shops are in Newtowngore, just 3km away. The farm is 9km from Carrigallen, 9km from Ballyconnell, 10km from Killeshandra and 27km from Cavan town, so schools and other services are readily available.

The farm sits at a crossroads and the fields lie on all four sides of the cross. As a result it has over 2km of frontage on to the public road.

The front room. The house is in good condition but requires redecoration and modernisation.

The land is mixed quality and typical of the west Cavan area. Some is good-quality land suited for grazing, silage and other uses, a share would benefit from improvement. The farm is divided into about 15 main fields.

The house

The house was built in the 1930s and is spacious at 1,830ft2 (170m2). It is of traditional construction with plaster wall finish and a slate roof.

The sheds lie behind the house and both are well sheltered by mature trees.

On the ground floor there is a porch, sitting room with open fireplace and a living room. The kitchen has a preparation area and an open doorway into an eating area with solid fuel stove. There is also a dining room and a shower/wet room.

The dining room.

On the first floor there are the five bedrooms and a bathroom.

Three of these bedrooms have open fireplaces. The house also has oil-fired central heating. Modernising a house like this nowadays would typically include upgrading the insulation and perhaps installing a more modern heating system.

This is the entrance to the house and yard.

A generation ago this farm may have qualified for drainage grant aid for the farm whereas now it could instead qualify for home improvement grant aid for insulation and heating.

The farm lies on all sides of a four cross roads and has lots of road frontage.

Meanwhile, the house has an electrical connection, a waste treatment system and a private well. High-speed broadband is available in the area. The fields have a connection to a group water scheme.

The area is predominanty grassland with some forestry.

There is a garage with roller door attached to one end of the house, at the other is a long outhouse. There is no front garden but instead a big open parking area.

There is also open yard area directly behind the house and another garage with parking for three cars, as well as other storage sheds.

The kitchen.

The farmyard lies behind the house and has a round-roofed hayshed and an A-roofed cattle shed. These are relatively old but in working condition.

There is a separate entrance for the sheds from the public road. The farm is for sale as one unit or in lots, depending on interest.