A 57ac residential farm with good land and modern farm buildings in Sligo has come on the market. On the books of E & M Scanlon Auctioneers & Estate Agents Ltd, Ballymote, the lands at Castlebaldwin are in one compact lot.

There’s ample road frontage and it is easily accessible with the N4 road a short drive away.

Described as excellent grazing ground with natural drainage that would suit a range of farming enterprises, the land is divided by a public road.

The yard comprises of a pair of slatted sheds and numerous outbuildings.

About two-thirds of the land is located to the rear of the dwelling house. This section is divided into 12 fields of various sizes and there is an abundance of mature trees and hedgerows.

The balance of the land is situated behind the farmyard and the River Unshin forms the north eastern boundary of the property. This river flows into nearby Lough Arrow, a large lake that is within 1km of the farm. Currently all in grass, the lands are properly secured with adequate fencing.

The residence was built circa 1940 and is of traditional farmhouse style of two up, two down.

The 57ac are divided by a public road but otherwise all in one block.

The ground floor consists of a kitchen with dining area, sitting room and a downstairs toilet. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms, a single bedroom and larger bathroom. There is also a Stira stairs giving access to the attic.

While the house has not been occupied in some time, it has held on to its original charm and features and has the makings of a nice family home. Set on a generous 0.75ac site with lawns to the front and rear, it could provide a rental opportunity following renovation or indeed could be sold on in its own right if the buyer didn’t require it themselves.

The farmhouse has three bedrooms and was built in the 1940s.

More potential

The main farmhouse isn’t the only potential renovation project. Alongside it on the roadside is an old period cottage that would have been the standard farm dwelling of its time. This property is dry and intact and again brings another potential income stream if so required. There is a storage shed alongside it.

A period cottage that could be renovated is alongside the dwelling.

The farmyard is across from the dwelling house and has a significant footprint of one acre. It has plenty of space and contains a good combination of modern structures as well as old buildings put to good use.

Included among the more significant buildings are a three-bay double slatted shed, as well as a four-bay single slatted shed with cubicles as a lieback.

These buildings have dual access allowing for easy movement of stock and for storing and feeding out fodder.

There are animal handling facilities and a manure pit with a catchment tank.

A hay barn and three-bay machinery shed are also present along with a number of traditional stone farm outbuildings with galvanised roofs which are closer to the road and were formerly used as cow byres and barns.

Located a mile from the N4 and close to the community of Ballyrush, auctioneer, Eamon Scanlon said: “This property is an incredible opportunity either for a young farmer or young farming family or for someone looking to expand their current holding.”

Eamon put a guide price in the region of €625,000 on this impressive west of Ireland holding. That means it’s in the region of €11,000/ac but bear in mind this is a ready-to-roll property in farm terms and has two properties that could be classified as residential. This farm is currently under offer.