A nice, compact farm with a comfortable farmhouse and a basic yard is on the market near Ballintubber, Co Roscommon. The 53.5ac holding is at Raveege, Castleplunket and is being sold by ReMax Team Early. The farm is on offer by private treaty, but may go to auction at a later date.
Farms like this one usually don’t make the big headlines or flash across social media but they are within reach of a lot of potential buyers and are the bread and butter of the farmland property market.
The location is midway between Ballymoe and Tulsk, in south Roscommon, just off the R367 which connects these two towns. The farm is situated 19km from Roscommon town.
Good local road
Sitting on a straight stretch of local road, the farmhouse and yard are together. They sit about 80m back from the road and are accessed by a tarmacadamed avenue.
The land runs onwards behind the house, lying in eight main fields and all in permanent pasture. At the back, it runs on to a local public lane, providing further access. The ground is like the land in the general area: good quality and productive for cattle rearing and finishing.
The house is a bungalow of approximately 1,100 square feet. It was built around the late 1950s but as it has been updated over the years, it is in good condition. It has four bedrooms, a kitchen, utility room, living room and dining room. As well as oil-fired central heating, it has a solid fuel stove. There is a mains water supply.
Outside, there are nicely laid out lawns and garden areas to the side and front. The house has plenty of privacy.
The yard has a three-bay, round roofed barn with a sizable lean-to off it. There is also a large open concrete area. The holding is being offered in lots. Lot 1 is the entire — the house and yard — on 53.5ac. Lot 2 is the land by itself, amounting to 52.3ac. Lot 3 is the house on 2ac.
Lot 4 is the house plus the yard and sheds standing on 5.6ac. Lot 5 is the house plus the yard and sheds on 9.6ac. Lot 6 is 33.65ac, Lot 7 is 37.44ac and Lot 8 is 10.13ac.
Auctioneer Cathal Meares is guiding the house on 2ac at €200,000. “Nice land like this, in the area, is making about €10,000/ac,” he said.