FOR ANYONE LOOKING for their own land to work, wanting to make a hobby a full-time job or craving a change of pace, the chance to take over a farm may pique their interest.
Take a look at this round-up of four working farms across the country – they all have ample land and large houses. Each one is in incredibly good condition to get your new life in the countryside off on the right foot.
Close to Kilcullen and Dunlavin, sits this 170 sq m home that sits on a 12 acre farm. Highfield House is a four-bed that offers great uninterrupted countryside views that can be enjoyed from the attached sunroom. If you’re the horsey type, there are four stables and an animal shed hooked up with water and electricity.
Three of the four double bedrooms have their own bathrooms while the rest of the house comprises an entrance hallway, sitting room, kitchen, TV room, sunroom and family bathroom. The attic is partially converted with windows in place.
This is a four-bed bungalow at Kilconnel that sits on over eight acres of land and includes a number of outbuildings and stables. A ten minute drive from Fethard and 7.5 km from Cashel, the house has oil fired heating, a homely solid fuel stove and double glazed windows and doors. The approach through electric entrance gates with close circuit TV monitors the outbuildings gives instant peace of mind.
The house comprises a kitchen along with an open plan dining and sitting room and a hall that connects to the four large bedrooms. Outside has everything needed for a working farm, including machinery sheds, a hay barn and a tool shed. There’s even a stable block and an arena.
Bridgetown is a huge five-bed home that spans about 280 sq m. Privacy is the name of the game here as it sits on over 21 acres and is accessed from a private road and an electric gate. And for extra luxury, there’s a double garage that’s a games room and bar. There are a number of outhouses as well as areas like a workshop and six horse stables that all contribute to the making of a modern, working farm.
Located between the villages of Castlecoote and Fuerty, and on the River Suck, the house itself comprises a hallway, home office and a sitting room along with a reception room. The kitchen is large and there’s a separate utility room. Of the five bedrooms, two have en suite bathrooms with the remaining sharing a family bathroom.
South View Farm, a four-bedroom, five bathroom home lives up to its name. With great countryside views, the house is indeed south-facing and is over 250 sq m in size. A detached garage sits at the back of the house but this isn’t all that’s included on the 20 acres of land. Behind the garage is a five bay slatted shed with a feed passage, creep area and cattle handling facilities. Beside this is a huge machinery shed with an electric roller door.
The house itself is approached by electric gates and a tarmac driveway. Downstairs, you’ll find a big entrance hall and a bright sitting room that opens out to an open plan kitchen and dining space that all benefit from the home’s south-facing orientation. There’s also a sunroom that opens to the outdoors. With one bedroom downstairs, the rest are up the staircase. Two of these have built-in wardrobes while the master enjoys a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom.