478 acre NI farm goes on the market for over £850,000

A 478 acre farm in Northern Ireland has just gone on the market with a price guide of £850,000.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 10:06 am

The extensive farm is located on Carnamuff Road approximately four miles from the village of Ballykelly and six miles from City of Derry Airport.

It has reportedly been occupied by the same family for over 200 years. The farm comprises a three bedroom single-storey house, a range of farm buildings, 72 acres of pasture (of which 35 acres is silage ground) and 399 acres of productive hill grazings.

Nestled in the heart of the farm is a derelict traditional house and outbuilding, occupying a dramatic and private setting. A key feature of the farm is the attractive, private situation, with outstanding views over Lough Foyle and beyond towards the Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal.

A traditional hill farming enterprise has been operated on the farm, carrying a breeding sheep flock and a herd of suckler cows, plus followers. In recent years the land and farm buildings have been let.

The farm adjoins mature forestry land and offers potential for conservation opportunities. The varied nature and topography of the single block of land contributes to the biodiversity of the environment, creating a habitat which is rich in flora, wildlife and birdlife. These natural assets may provide interesting opportunities for a future owner.

James Butler of selling agents Savills comments; “Extending to 478 acres in total, this is one of the largest farms in Northern Ireland to be offered for sale in recent years which will result in the interest coming from the local area and further afield.

“The farm occupies a private position yet is conveniently located just three miles from the north coast. While farmed for many years as a livestock-rearing unit, it offers a great amenity appeal, which will attract the interest of agri-businesses, lifestyle buyers and those interested in conservation.”