Seldom has a parcel of land as nice as this come on the market in this area,” auctioneer Andy McGovern said as he summed up a property he is selling at Cloone, Co Leitrim. The property is 22ac with a “top-class” house and it’s situated just outside the village.
This is south Leitrim. Cloone is in the middle of Ballinamore, Mohill and Carrigallen. The holding is in the townland of Drumhallagh.
It’s for sale by private treaty. It fronts on to two roads, the Ballinamore road from Cloone and the Gorvagh road.
The land is divided into four main fields, all in good meadow. It’s being offered in three different lots. One lot will be 10ac with the house. This, Andy said, is the best field on the holding. “It’s in perfect condition, well-drained and dry.”
It’s a field of some distinction – the Cloone Agricultural Show has been held in it every year, until 2020 came along. We don’t know what the future will bring. It’s the biggest of the fields and has frontage on two roads, mostly the Ballinamore road. The other fields are from 3ac upwards.
There are no sheds or farmyard on the holding.
However, there is a cattle holding and loading pen on the land, obviously next to the road.
The house is single storey and “cottage type”, Andy said, and was built about 100 years ago. It’s situated on the edge of the land, relatively near to the road – the Cloone to Gorvagh road. It was refurbished to a high standard a number of years ago and an extension put on the back. There are now two spacious bedrooms plus a smaller bedroom – a child’s bedroom – the auctioneer said.
There is a combined kitchen and dining room, a living room with open fireplace and a bathroom with a shower. The house has oil-fired central heating.
Outside the house there is a large tarmac area all surrounding the house, ideal for parking cars. There are two small grass lawn areas at the front, between the house and boundary wall.
The owner is selling the property because of a change in farming practice. Andy McGovern said that the property is attracting interest from local farmers looking to expand, from young families looking for a new base and even from Irish people currently based overseas.
The guide price for the property of 22ac and house is €300,000.