Retirement dream on Lough Derg

IT’S the kind of place where you’d dream of an early retirement.

Close to the shores of Lough Derg, this farmhouse with 20 acres is on the market with William Talbot of Sherry FitzGerald Talbot.

The property at Shannonvale, Dromineer, is a mere 300m to 400m from the water, and while the land for sale doesn’t bound the water, there is the option to purchase lakeshore land, for buyers who want to keep a cruiser on the lake, says Talbot. In fact, the vendor keeps his boat in one of the farmyard sheds.

The land could be let, if a buyer wasn’t interested in farming, he says, and the stables and other outbuildings with the property could be converted to self-contained accommodation or guest rooms.

As it stands now, the farm is more suitable as an equestrian property, with four fields to the rear of the house and six stables in the yard.

The main house is in good condition, but will need bringing up to standard, and there’s a self-contained apartment converted from one of the buildings in the farmyard.

The house has four-bed accommodation, with en-suite master bedrooms, a sitting room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom, with a further main bathroom on the upper floor. The yard comes with a garage, a three-bay hay shed, six stables, a slatted shed and former piggery, and the lands are all in one block and in good condition.

There’s a guide of €470,000 set for the property as is, says William Talbot, but he’s open to offers and is also prepared to negotiate on other lakeside lands. He’s also willing to negotiate on the farmhouse and yard as one lot and the 20 acres as a separate lot.


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