Outstanding country estate with a mansion house and productive tillage farm
Barne Estate is a prime quality agricultural and residential estate, set in a picturesque location in County Tipperary. It has been in the ownership of the same family since the 17th Century and extends to about 751 acres (304 hectares) in total.
The estate includes one of the county's most historic country houses - a magnificent, Château-style mansion house which dates back to the 17th Century and sits amidst beautiful formal gardens and parkland, including a serene lake. Preserved with care, the house retains many of its period features and measures about 16,930 square feet, providing flexible and extensive accommodation over four floors. The main house is complemented by a range of traditional and modern farm buildings.
A key feature of the estate is the extent of the free-draining farmland, which includes 631 acres of first-class fertile and versatile tillage land with a good working depth. A large-scale, in-hand tillage enterprise is currently run at Barne with a diverse rotation of winter and spring cereals, in addition to break crops such as winter oil seed rape, winter beans and winter rye. The farm has been operated on a min-till system for a number of years. The consistent high yields and exceptional quality have earned the farm several prestigious accolades, including the Grain Supplier of the Year award.
The field divisions are a good workable size and layout for contemporary farming with 13 extending to more than 30 acres in area and 3 fields greater than 75 acres. Barne Estate has extensive road frontage and internal farm roads, providing excellent access for agricultural purposes. The estate benefits from mostly southerly elevation with gently undulating land, lying between 131 feet/40 metres above sea level towards the southern boundary and 330 feet/100 metres above sea level on the northern boundary.
In addition to the tillage farm, the estate includes expanses of woodland, featuring mature stands of mixed deciduous and conifer species. The woodland areas enhance the estate's biodiversity and amenity appeal.
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The Barne Estate has been held in the same family since the 17th Century, making it a rare gem on the Irish real estate market. Opportunities of this scale and quality are few and far between.James ButlerProperty agent