Multi-purpose farm for sale in Co. Down, with three substantial family homes

Advertisement feature: Three outstanding rural properties have come on to the market in Downpatrick, Co Down, as a farm that’s been in family hands for generations comes on the open market for the first time in 150 years.
This substantial farm and land is up for saleThis substantial farm and land is up for sale
This substantial farm and land is up for sale

Up for grabs are three substantial homes situated off a large shared lane on a working multi-purpose farm, currently used for sheep, cattle and grazing.

They are available as three lots, or together, and with 70 acres of land in total, and can be parcelled up to suit a buyer or buyers as one farm, two, or indeed three separate family homes.

Dermot and Deirdre Ritchie, who live in the main house and farm the land, are looking to downsize as they head into retirement. With neither son, Donnan nor Peter, wanting to run the farm in the future, the family say the time is right for new owners to enjoy the glorious space and properties.

Each of the homes is spacious and well apointed.Each of the homes is spacious and well apointed.
Each of the homes is spacious and well apointed.

Buyers looking for something that little bit special, within commuting distance of Belfast and in an area packed with heritage and history will be spoiled for choice.

Quinn Estate Agents say the homes will appeal to people looking for plenty of property and land for their money in this stunning part of Northern Ireland.

About the area

Downpatrick, Co Down, is just 21 miles from Belfast city centre, but a world away from the hustle and bustle. Nestling on the Lecale peninsula, the town is said to be the resting place of St Patrick himself, as celebrated every March 17 with a town-wide parade.

The houses can be parcelled up with land on request ... speak to the estate agent for more informationThe houses can be parcelled up with land on request ... speak to the estate agent for more information
The houses can be parcelled up with land on request ... speak to the estate agent for more information

Today, Downpatrick – the county town for these properties – has primary, secondary and Grammar schools, plus colleges, making it the idea place to start and grow a family. For sports fans there’s rugby, Gaelic football, soccer and horse-racing and more.

Culture lovers will adore Inch Abbey, a ruined Cistercian church, plus the museum and arts centre.

Properties for sale

The jewel in the crown is a substantial two-storey farm home with six double bedrooms, situated at 31A Annacloy Road. There’s a spacious lounge with a stove, a generous family room with open fire, a games room, two bathrooms, a utility and shower room and a mature, family-friendly gardens with entertaining space. There’s room for an office, and the property comes with a farmyard, outbuildings, farm conversion and up to 70 acres of land, some of which may be available to buy in lots.

Stunning features include a large entrance hallway, feature staircase, a stunning kitchen and light and airy rooms throughout, some of which feature beams.

The asking price for this detached property is £1,445,000. Watch the video here.

Next up is 31 Annacloy Road, a more modern offering but still with generous space for the family. It’s a detached four bedroom bungalow, built in an L-shape in its own grounds with a substantial driveway. It’s on the site of the original farm, and can be development as a standalone farm with 30 acres of its own.

Gleaming tiled floors lead you through the property which has been decorated to a very high standard, with stylish interior design features throughout.

This home is for sale for offers around £470,000. Watch the video here.

Finally, 35 Annacloy Road is a luxurious detached bungalow with a flexible interior, for those wanting to move in and create their own magic. But you won’t have to! The home is beautifully presented, in truly walk-in condition with nothing needing done at all. There are large bright public rooms, four double bedrooms, a master en-suite, walk in wardrobes, and a stunning family room with triple aspect views over the countryside and a feature stove.

This home is for sale offers around £385,000. Watch the video here.

Donnan Ritchie said: “My dad is the one who runs the farm, and now he has decided to sell my brother and I both feel the time is right for us to move too … this has been a family farm for 150 years, we are ready to move on when the next family takes over the reins.”

To find out more about the properties, arrange a viewing or make an offer, speak to Edel at Quinn Estate Agents or visit