Some of the land at Kilgarriff.

‘Substantial’ farm on the market at Arva

Two large quality farms have come to the market in the Arva area.

They are available for sale by private treaty with the sole selling agent, Seamus McGahern Auctioneers & Valuers, Aughnacliffe.

The first is a “substantial” 98-acre farm at Castlepoles and Corraneary. Mr McGahern told the Celt: “It is seldom that such a large holding comes to the market in this area and can be sold in a number of lots.”

Lots one and two are located at Castlepoles and cover 51 acres and 17 acres respectively with the latter attractive for dairy farming in particular. The vendor says, with little outlay, they offer “enormous potential” for any purchaser.

The auctioneer is already reporting “strong interest” with some enquiries also coming from the forestry sector. He projected it will sell for in excess of €1,000 per acre.

The third lot, 30 acres at Corraneary, comes with a derelict house situated along the Arva-Killeshandra road, about three kilometres from Arva.

“This farm is laid out in nice size divisions and with little outlay could be a great opportunity for anyone wishing to extend their existing holding or for someone wishing to purchase a portion of land with a derelict dwelling,” said Mr McGahern.

The revamped Croi Conaithe scheme, the auctioneer points out, make it a more attractive prospect with grants available for revamping such properties.

The second property is located about one kilometre from Arva at Kilgarriff. It’s a 28-acre, roadside farm with entitlements and a slatted shed.

It’s described as being laid out in “good size divisions” and suitable for the construction of a dwelling subject to necessary planning permission.

It’s offered for sale in its entirety or a number of lots. Lot one comprises 5.7 acres; lot two extends to 13.5 acres and the slatted shed; while lot three contains 8.5 acres.