There has been significant interest for two large agricultural properties that have recently been put on the market in Co Antrim. Both sales are being managed by Ballyclare-based auctioneers J.A. McClelland and Sons.
One of the properties is a residential farm near Crumlin which extends to 120ac of good-quality land.
The former dairy farm is laid out in a compact block with road frontage to the Tullywest road.
All land is sown out in grass at present and fields are well fenced for livestock. There is a natural well water supply throughout the holding. There is also a series of laneways which gives access to fields from the centrally located farmyard.
The farmyard compromises of a range of modern, well maintained buildings.
This includes a recently constructed solid floor cattle shed, spanning 60ft × 75ft. There is a cubicle shed with space for 66 cows, a 75ft × 28ft slatted shed and a three-bay beef house with a central feeding passage and slatted pens on either side.
The yard also includes a 75ft × 40ft calf rearing shed, a large round roof shed which was formerly a covered silo, an open silo clamp and a 100,000-gallon above ground slurry store.
The dwelling house on the property is in outstanding condition. It was originally built in the 1970s but was completely renovated eight years ago.
The two-storey house has modern decor and has been well maintained by the current owners. It includes an entrance, living room, dining room, kitchen, and rear hall on the ground floor. Upstairs, there is a spacious landing, three large bedrooms and a modern bathroom.
There is also an annex on the property which includes a living room, bedroom, a fully tiled wet room with toilet and showering facilities, and a utility room.
Outside, there is a double garage, private driveway, and gardens which are mainly laid in lawn with trees and mature shrubs also present.
The property is located two miles from the Nutt’s Corner roundabout and is three miles from Crumlin.
The guide price for the property is only available on application. There are also 48 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) entitlements which can be made available through separate negotiation.
Separately, a substantial country house and estate has been put on the market near Glarryford. Springmount House and Demesne compromises of an 18th century house and a range of farm buildings across 185ac of land.
The farm is made up of various land types which can be sold in four separate lots. Overall, around 90ac of the farm is top quality, arable type land. Approximately 15 acres is laid out in woodland and there is 70ac of bogland.
The farmyard is made up of two covered silos, a solid floor livestock house, a machinery shed, a 60ft × 30ft general purpose shed, and various sheds that have slatted pens for cattle.
There is also a range of traditional farm buildings which includes a former 10-cow byre, a piggery and a row of traditional sheds which spans 92ft × 16ft.
Springmount House itself compromises of two principal reception rooms and a wide staircase that leads to the first-floor accommodation. This is made up of four large bedrooms and further accommodation is located on the second floor where there are two attic rooms.
The house is flanked by two wings, with the kitchen, pantries, two large cellars and former servant’s quarters located in one wing. The other includes a stable block, which is now used as a store and loft.
Overall, the property will require repair and modernisation work to restore it to its original condition. There is a further disused cottage located off the Springmount road which may offer development potential.
The entire property has a guide price of £1.2m (€1.38m) and guide prices for the separate lots are also available.