Savills | Carnamuff Road, Ballykelly, Limavady, BT49 9JF | Property for sale
478.19 Ac(193.52 Ha)
Guide price £850,000

Carnamuff RoadBallykelly, Limavady, BT49 9JF

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in November 2021
  • Range of farm buildings
  • About 478.19 acres in total
  • 399 acres hill grazings
  • Potential for conservation opportunities
  • Excellent views

Extensive hill farm with a coastal outlook and amenity

About this property

  • Closing date for offers for 125 Carnamuff Road is 12:00pm on Tuesday 17th August 2021.

    125 Carnamuff Road is a stock rearing farm in a single block extending to about 478.19 acres in total. It has been occupied by the same family for approximately 200 years. The farm comprises a 3-bedroom house, a range of farm buildings, a derelict traditional house and outbuilding, 72 acres of pasture (of which 35 acres is silage ground) and 399 acres of productive hill grazings.

    A key feature of the farm is the attractive, private situation, with outstanding views.

    A traditional hill farming enterprise has been operated on the farm, carrying a breeding sheep flock and a herd of suckler cows, plus followers. In recent years the land and farm buildings have been let.

    The farm adjoins mature forestry land and offers potential for conservation opportunities. The varied nature and topography of the ring-fenced block of land contributes to the biodiversity of the environment, creating a habitat which is rich in flora, wildlife and birdlife. These natural assets may provide interesting opportunities for a future owner.

    125 Carnamuff Road is available for sale as a whole.

    Facing north east, the house at 125 Carnamuff Road is detached, with accommodation laid out over a single level. It has a private situation and occupies a commanding, elevated position with a spectacular outlook over the fertile countryside towards Lough Foyle and beyond to the Inishowen peninsula in County Donegal.

    The accommodation is laid out on the accompanying plans and extends to about 101 square metres/1,095 square feet.

    A garden laid to lawn is situated to the front of the house, while there are mature conifer trees to either side and parking to the rear.

    The house is accessed via a concrete driveway with a hardcore yard to the rear.

    Derelict House & Outbuilding
    A farm track leads from the house to a derelict house and outbuilding of traditional construction. They occupy a private and dramatic setting.

    Farm Buildings
    A range of farm buildings are situated to the rear of the dwelling house and provide winter accommodation for livestock and general purpose storage. They are served by private water and mains electricity supplies. The buildings are laid out on the accompanying plans and include:

    Garage-Corrugated roof, block walls and concrete floor.
    General purpose shed-In 3 bays of steel frame construction with a corrugated roof, corrugated cladding, block walls and a concrete floor.
    Barn-Slate roof, stone wall and concrete floor.
    Former engine shed-Corrugated roof, block walls and concrete floor.
    Slatted shed-In 4 bays of steel frame construction, corrugated roof, Yorkshire boarding and block walls. Cattle slats and feed barriers to one side and sheep slats and feed barriers to one side, with tank beneath and central feed passage.
    Silage pit-In 4 bays of steel construction beneath a corrugated roof with corrugated cladding, block walls and concrete floor.
    Lean-to cubicle shed-In 4 bays of steel construction beneath a corrugated roof with corrugated cladding, block walls and concrete floor. Slatted passage with tank beneath, contains Newton Rigg cubicles.
    Young stock shed-Corrugated roof, block walls, concrete floor.

    The farmland extends to circa 478.19 acres and lies in a single block. It can be analysed as follows:

    Land Type
    Silage Ground-35.24 acres
    Permanent Pasture-36.87 acres
    Hill Grazings-398.71 acres
    Miscellaneous-7.37 acres
    Total-478.19 acres

    The land rises from 190 metres (624 feet) above sea level on the northern boundary to a high point of about 388 metres (1,273 feet) above sea level on the south western boundary. A key feature of the farm is the excellent internal road leading from the public road to the house. It provides useful access to the pasture ground which lies to the north of the farm and either side of the road. The gently undulating grassland is fenced for livestock, with silage taken from some fields. A farm track continues from the internal road to the derelict house and outbuilding. A number of watercourses pass through the farm and provide a natural water supply for livestock.

    General Remarks
    Viewing Strictly by appointment with Savills. Given the hazards of a working farm, we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection, for your own personal safety.

    View payable Stamp Duty for this property

125 Carnamuff Road offers a great amenity appeal. It occupies a private position yet is conveniently located just 3 miles from the north coast.

James ButlerProperty agent

Local information

  • 125 Carnamuff Road is conveniently situated between the villages of Ballykelly (4 miles) and Eglinton (8 miles), which provide for everyday necessities.
  • Further amenities and services are available at the picturesque market town of Limavady (8 miles), which is synonymous with the song The Londonderry Air, also known as Danny Boy.
  • Steeped in history, Derry/Londonderry, the inaugural UK City of Culture in 2013, is just 13 miles from the farm and provides a full range of services, amenities, education and cultural activities. Situated on the banks of the river Foyle, Derry/Londonderry is the second largest city in Northern Ireland and the only remaining completely intact walled city in Ireland, which remains one of the finest examples of a walled city in Europe.
  • The farm benefits from an excellent transportation system only moments away from the A2 which connects Derry/Londonderry to Limavady. The city comprises a railway station which provides regular services to Belfast and Dublin. City of Derry Airport is conveniently situated about 6 miles to the north of the farm, with Foyle Port being just 12 miles distant and reportedly serving 20,000 farms with agricultural commodities.
  • 125 Carnamuff Road is just 3 miles from the coastline and benefits from a mild, temperate climate. The landscape in the county is diverse, ranging from its beautiful sandy coastline on the north to the Sperrin Mountains on the south.
  • The north coast is renowned for its wide array of amenities and sporting opportunities, as well as its unrivalled scenery.
  • The area has a well-developed agricultural infrastructure including a good selection of merchants. There is a livestock market and an abattoir nearby.
  • The south and western boundaries of the farm adjoin Loughermore Forest.