Opportunity to purchase arable and livestock farm with coastal location in Co. Down

33 Lisoid Road is a mixed arable and livestock farm extending to about 138.91ac in total, with a spectacular coastal position and exceptional views over the surrounding Co. Down landscape, in particular towards the Mourne Mountains.

The full address is 33 Lisoid Road, Rossglass, Downpatrick, Co. Down, and is for sale through Savills.

The farm is 2.5 miles to the west of the village of Killough which provides for everyday necessities, and also conveniently lies a short distance from several towns including Ardglass (5 miles) and Downpatrick (7 miles) which offer a wider range of amenities.

The area has a reputation for productive, high-quality farmland at low altitude and has a well-developed agricultural infrastructure, including several agricultural machinery merchants. It benefits from a mild, temperate climate.

Method of sale

33 Lisoid Road is being offered for sale as a whole or in five lots. The whole is guiding at £1.5 million.

The breakdown of the lots include:

Lot 1A

Lot 1A, comprising 25.73ac (10.41ha), is guiding at £395,000. The land lies to the rear of the house and farm buildings. There is a right of vehicular access in favour of the owner over a private driveway which leads to the northeast boundary.

A number of smaller paddocks surround the farm buildings and are useful for working with livestock.

The farm buildings have a separate access via the public road and are entered via a traditional stone wall with piers to a concrete yard.

The buildings include:

  • A general purpose shed: The shed is in two divisions and includes a raised sleeping pod. It is used for lambing;
  • A polytunnel: Used for lambing and storage;
  • A store; and
  • Pig sheds.

Within the yard is a cattle crush and race, plus a slatted tank for run-off water.

There is also a detached residence included, which extends to about 1,517ft² (141m²).

Lot 1B

Lot 1B, situated on 0.28ac (0.11ha), is guiding at £55,000. This is a site for a dwelling house extending to about 2,050ft² (190m²), while the foundations have been laid.

Lot 2

This is the largest parcel of land offered for sale and extends to about 64.23ac (25.99ha). It is guiding at £580,000.

The versatile, undulating land has multiple access points off Lisoid Road, Bright Road and Ballynoe Road.

A pen for handling livestock has recently been created. Part of Lot 2 is used for out-wintering cattle, with the topography offering various shelter points and a rocky area which has previously been quarried.

Lot 3

Lot 3 includes 6.78ac (2.75ha) and there are two fields of arable/ploughable pasture. Both can be accessed off the Ballylig Road.

It is guiding at £65,000.

Lot 4A

Lot 4A, about 11.07ac (4.48ha), is a parcel of arable/ploughable pasture. It has a guide price of £100,000.

The land is gently undulating and is suitable for growing arable crops. It is well fenced by hedging and wire fencing and can be accessed off Rossglass Road.

Lot 4B

Lot 4B is a single field of arable/ploughable pasture accessed off Ballylig Road. It comprises 1.30ac (0.53ha) and is guiding at £15,000.

Lot 5

And, finally, Lot 5 is an outstanding parcel of land, lying along the coast with a southerly elevation.

It comprises about 28.29ac of arable/ploughable pasture and 1.18ac of permanent pasture. It is accessed off Rossglass Road and has an internal track.

It is guiding at £290,000. James Butler, head of country agency with Savills, commented on the property, saying:

“This is one of the best maintained farms that I have sold in my career. The quality infrastructure, highly productive land, coastal location, accessibility and overall extent, combine to make this an extremely rare opportunity on the market.”

He further went on to say that: “The range of the lot prices and sizes offers options to a wide variety of buyers. It is a versatile unit; being very well fenced and equipped for livestock but also having the ability to grow a wide range of arable crops.”