3 bedroom detached house for sale
Ireland - Castlegrange Farm, Ardtermon, Co Sligo
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Ardtermon, Co Sligo
on c.11.6 hectares (28.8 acres)
For Sale by Private Treaty
Traditional farmhouse and land in a magnificent setting with breathtaking sea views, with direct access onto beach and Atlantic Ocean.
It is rare to find a property with direct access to Sligo Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Castlegrange Farm sweeps down to the sea with the most amazing views. This entire area is dominated by the famous Benbulben and Knocknarea mountains the final resting place of Queen Maeve and can be seen from far and wide. Situated in the heart of Yeats country, along the Atlantic Ocean, this property comes with all the culture and history which is associated with this area.
The house has been in the Family for many generations and some years ago an Irish genealogy firm identified the property as the home of the ancestors of Brian Mulroney former Prime Minister of Canada and he came on a private visit to Castlegrange Farm in Ardtermon (meaning high safe place in English).
Set amid c.28 acres, Castlegrange Farm has direct access to the beach via an old stile and farm gate to a good stretch of sea frontage. The land is in one block all in grass, with public road frontage and stretches from the road down to the sea.
The current owner has lovingly restored, insulated and maintained this cottage yet keeping it in a traditional style. Approached via a short avenue, leading to a forecourt to the front of the traditional farmhouse. Accommodation comprises of a spacious sitting room, comfortably decorated with a wood burning stove. Sunny kitchen with fitted units, and a folding breakfast bar. There are three bright spacious bedrooms and two shower/ bathrooms.
To the side of the property there is a garage and at the back there are two sheds in good condition which are ideal for many uses.
The land extends to c.28.8 acres, all in grass, laid out in one block, with natural boundaries. The soil is fertile and sandy with drainage down to the sea, suitable for all types of agriculture.
There is access to a fresh water stream on the southern side and water from the private well is available to stock on the land.
Castlegrange Farm is located adjacent to the Wild Atlantic Way, with its own access to the beach from the farm. This area is well known for its beauty and unusual landscape being overlooked by the famous Benbulben across Sligo Bay.
Sligo is an area of renowned cultural significance being the home to both WB Yeats the world renowned poet laureate who is buried at Drumcliffe and the Countess Markievicz, the renowned Irish freedom fighter who lived at Lissadell House, which is now open to the public with exciting amenities. Ardtermon Castle which once belonged to Castlegrange Farm, has been restored, and is now being lived in.
For the sporting enthusiast there are any amount of activities in this area, for the competitive sailor one can join the well-known Sligo Yacht Club situated at Rosses Point and mooring can be acquired at the local fishing harbour in Raghly. You can walk the beach at low tide and find oysters at Drumcliffe and razor clams on the beach below the farm. Locals speak of the beautiful walk along the Yellow Strand to Knocklane with views across the Atlantic to Mayo in the south and the Donegal Mountains in the north. The region has a number of excellent golf courses including the internationally known links courses at Rosses Point, Murvagh, Strandhill and Enniscrone. The area is renowned for both sea and river fishing with salmon and sea trout. In recent years this part of Ireland has become a mecca for surfers with world renowned surfing at Mullaghmore, Strandhill, Enniscrone and Rosses Point. The main hunt of the area is the Sligo Harriers who meet regularly during the season. Hunting for snipe, woodcock, duck and deer, are all within easy driving distance.
The village of Grange is a short drive away and will provide for basic day to day needs and there is a local shop at the nearby crossroads. Sligo town is approximately 18km away, the largest town in the North West, with a range of shops, restaurants, bars, pubs and good transport networks with regular train line to Dublin and bus services to the rest of the country. Knock International Airport, a busy Airport, flies throughout Europe is approximately 70 km drive while the cities of Dublin and Belfast with their respective International Airports are both about 2 hours 30 minutes away.
OFCH, Mains Water, Private Sewerage, Well water servicing the fields, ESB.
Coming from Dublin on the N4 to Sligo, continue to end of the road and proceed straight through the roundabout and cross the bridge. Continue on the N15 road for 19 km passing until you reach the small village of Drumcliff. 300 metres after Davis's Yeats tavern pub, turn left, signposted Carney. Follow this road through Carney, after 6.3 km turn left, sign posted Raghley. Continue for 2.3 km and Castlegrange farm is on the left with cream pillars.
- Sligo (Domestic), 3.9 miles
- Knock (International), 29.2 miles
- Donegal (International), 51 miles
- Galway (International), 72 miles
- Connemara (Domestic), 82.5 miles
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