Price POA
Style Farm
Bedrooms 5
Receptions 4
Bathrooms 4
Heating Oil
Size 314.02 acres
EPC Rating C65/C70
Status For sale
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Cavandarragh Farm, Cavandarragh Road, Castlederg, Co. Tyrone, BT81 7NZ

  • Unique opportunity to acquire a substantial, fully equipped and productive dairy farm
  • Attractive, modern farmhouse (4 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms) with excellent views, outbuildings, and garden
  • Site for a dwelling house * Derelict single-storey house
  • De Laval 40:40  parlour
  • Extensive farm buildings including about 370 cubicles and winter accommodation for about 750 head of cattle
  • 298 acres of ploughable ground in a contiguous block
  • Excellent access network
  • 3 biomass boilers * Lapsed planning permission to construct an anaerobic digester
  • Entitlements to the Basic Payment Scheme

Circa 316.78 acres  / 128.20 hectares  in total

For sale by Private Treaty - as a whole or in up to 7 lots

 

Description

 

Cavandarragh Farm is an outstanding dairy farm of about 317 acres in total, with extensive fixed equipment and productive land lying within a contiguous block. The farm includes a beautiful farmhouse of modern construction which is laid out in generous and elegant proportions and occupies an elevated position in the heart of the farm with far-reaching views. A site with planning permission and a derelict house provide opportunities to create additional residential accommodation.

The extensive farm buildings are a notable aspect of the farm and are principally laid out in two yards (Cavandarragh and Ratyn), with both benefitting from convenient access off the public roads. With winter accommodation for about 750 head of cattle and about 370 cubicles, the farm buildings include ample underground slurry storage and winter fodderstorage. The yard at Cavandarragh Road includes the dairy complex with a 40:40 rapid-exit parlour and about 300 cubicles under a single roof, while the yard at Ratyn Road provides additional young stock accommodation and general purpose storage.

 

The key feature of the farm is the land, including about 298 acres of ploughable ground which is in excellent heart and has been well tended to by the current owners. The farm was a winner of the Northern Ireland Silage Growing competition for four years in succession and has grown potatoes, maize, fodder beet, winter wheat and spring barley. The dairy herd is typically turned out to grass at the beginning of March until mid-November. It lies within a contiguous block and can be easily accessed from a number of public roads and an extensive network of internal farm roads and cow tracks. The fields are of a good workable size and layout, with the land gently rising from about 47 metres (154 feet) about sea level at the north of the farm and about 177 metres (580 feet) above sea level at the south of the farm. The current owners have made substantial investment and improvements to the land in recent years, in particular to the internal road network, fencing, drainage, water supply and reseeding.

 

Three biomass boilers have been installed at Cavandarragh Farm. Planning permission was granted in July 2014 (Ref: J/2011/0287/F) to construct an anaerobic digester with underground tanks, a 500kW combined heat and power plant and silage pits. The proposed project (to be situated at the Cavandarragh Road yard) was not developed and the permission has since lapsed.

The Entitlements to the Basic Payment Scheme are owned and are included in the sale.

Being offered for sale in up to eight lots presents an excellent opportunity for expanding farmers to add additional acres to an existing unit. Cavandarragh Farm also offers the extremely rare opportunity to acquire a fully equipped modern dairy farm in Northern Ireland which extends to over 300 acres and lies within a contiguous block.

 

Farming System

Cavandarragh Farm has, until recently, carried an autumn-calving herd of 340 dairy cows, plus followers, with milking taking place twice daily and replacement heifers reared on-farm. Typically, four cuts of silage are taken annually from the rotational grass.

 

The farm is offered for sale as a whole or in up to eight lots as follows:         

  1. Lot 1Cavandarragh Farm  183.00 acres
  2. Lot 2 Oakhill House & Paddock 3.89 acres
  3.  
  4. Lot 4 Land and General Purpose Shed at Ratyn Road 19.53 acres
  5. Lot 5 Land at Drum Road 27.40 acres
  6. Lot 6 Land at Drumclamph Road 46.81 acres
  7. Lot 7 Land at Scaravagherin Road 32.70 acres
  8. Lot 8 House Site at Ballynaloan Road 0.69 acre

Whole  314.02 acres

 

Location

Cavandarragh Farm is conveniently situated between the villages of Castlederg (5 miles) and Newtownstewart (6 miles), which provide for everyday necessities.

Omagh, the county town of Tyrone lies just 12 miles to the southeast of Cavandarragh Farm and provides a full range of services, amenities, education, and cultural activities.

(all distances approximate)

The area surrounding Cavandarragh Farm is renowned for its productive dairy and stock-rearing farms and as such, has a well-developed agricultural infrastructure including a good selection of merchants, milk processors, livestock markets and abattoirs.

The landscape in the county is diverse, ranging from fertile, level land to hill ground in the Sperrin Mountains.

 

Lot 1: Cavandarragh Farm (183.00 Acres)

Farm Buildings

Cavandarragh Yard

 

Dairy complex – A combination of interconnecting sheds containing the dairy, about 300 cantilever cubicles with mats, calving pens, calf shed, handling facilities and ancillary buildings. They are of steel frame construction beneath corrugated roofs with super vent cladding, block walls, central feed passages and slatted bases with automatic scrapers and tanks beneath.

o Dairy – Refurbished De Laval 40:40 parlour, rapid-exit, auto ID, electric units, in parlour feed-to-yield and electric milk meters. Loft containing 2 electric boilers, 2 water stores with heat pumps and wash down pump, and a gas heater. 

o Bulk Tank room with 12,000 litre Dari Kool bulk tank and plate coolers.

o Boiler room and woodchip store – 99kW Lindner Sommerauer boiler and woodchip store with roller door.o Ancillary buildings – Office, WC, kitchen, stores, diesel shed and feed store.

o Dairy – Refurbished De Laval 40:40 parlour, rapid-exit, auto ID, electric units, in parlour feed-to-yield and electric milk meters. Loft containing 2 electric boilers, 2 water stores with heat pumps and wash down pump, and a gas heater.

Workshop – In 3 bays of steel frame construction beneath a corrugated roof with corrugated cladding, concrete walls and concrete floor, up and over roller door.

Silage pits – A pair of uncovered silage pits with concrete walls and concrete floors.

General purpose shed – In 6 bays ofsteel portal frame construction beneath a corrugated roof with corrugated cladding, concrete walls and concrete floor. Up and over roller door. Includes two wood chip/meal stores and two biomass boilers.

Calf shed – In 6 bays of steel frame construction beneath a corrugated roof with timber cladding on one side, concrete walls, central feed passage and slatted base with tank beneath.

Calf shed – In 3 bays of steel frame construction beneath a corrugated roof with corrugated cladding and block walls.

Twin span cubicle sheds – In 6 and 4 bays of steel frame construction beneath corrugated roofs with corrugated cladding, block walls and a slatted passage with tank beneath.Various calf sheds and feed store – Stone walls and corrugated roofs.

 

Ratyn Yard

Hay Shed – In 3 bays beneath a corrugated roof with corrugated cladding, concrete walls and a concrete floor.

Traditional range – Stone construction beneath a corrugated roof. Includes 4 stores.

Young stock shed – In 6 bays with a corrugated roof, Yorkshire boarding, block walls, central feed passage, slatted base and tank beneath.

Calf shed – In 3 bays beneath a corrugated roof with corrugated cladding, concrete walls and a concrete floor.

Cubicle shed – In 4 bays beneath a corrugated roof with concrete walls and a concrete floor.

General purpose shed – In 7 bays beneath a corrugated roof with corrugated cladding, concrete walls and a corrugated floor.

Silage Clamps – One uncovered; with concrete panel walls and a hardcore floor. One covered; in 6 bays beneath a corrugated roof and corrugated cladding with block walls and a concrete floor.

Cubicle Shed – Corrugated roof, block walls and concrete floor.

Former dairy complex – Block walls beneath a corrugated roof comprising 4 stores.

Farm Services

The farm buildings benefit from a mains electricity supply and a private water supply (via a bore hole), backed up by a mains water supply. There is a diesel-powered generator.

Farmland

Lot 1 extends to about 183.00 acres in total and lies in a contiguous block. It includes about 172 acres of productive ploughable pasture laid out in fields of a good workable size and layout. A notable feature of the land is the excellent network of internal farm roads and cow tracks, providing convenient access for the dairy herd to all of the land.

Lot 2: Oakhill House & Paddock (3.89 Acres)  

Internal features of the house include cornicing, architraves, exposed brick, ceiling roses and bay windows. There is underfloor heating on the ground floor and two open fires. The store off bedroom 5 is plumbed for an en suite bathroom.

Oakhill House is a fine detached home which was completed in 2003 and includes accommodation over two floors with substantial and bright living space on the ground floor and five bedrooms on the first floor. The house occupies a prominent position with far-reaching views over open, rolling countryside. Oakhill House lies in the heart of Cavandarragh Farm and benefits from an independent access via a bell-mouthed stone pillared entrance and a hardcore driveway, with parking to the front and rear.     

A covered area to the rear of the house connects with a boiler room, while an impressive outbuilding of stone and slate construction lies to the southwest of the house. Laid out in an L-shape, it creates a fine courtyard area for enjoying the evening sun and includes parking for cars, plus various stores.

There is an enclosed garden which is predominantly laid to lawn edged by beds, hedging and trees.

A paddock extending to about 2.57 acres bounds the south and west of the house and provides useful grazing. It has a separate access via Ratyn Road.

 

Lot 4: Land and General Purpose Shed at Ratyn Road (19.53 Acres)

Lot 4 comprises a single block of ploughable land extending to about 19.53 acres in total which is accessed off Ratyn Road and a private road on the eastern side. It includes a secure general purpose shed in 6 bays of steel frame construction beneath a corrugated roof with corrugated cladding, block walls and two roller doors. The land is in two divisions.

 

Lot 5: Land at Drum Road (27.40 Acres)

This is a ring-fenced block of productive land with extensive frontage onto Drum Road. In two divisions, it includes 26.51 acres of ploughable land and livestock handling facilities.

 

Lot 6: Land at Drumclamph Road (46.81 Acres)

Lot 6 comprises gently undulating ploughable grassland in a single block. An internal road passes through the land, connecting Drumclamph and Scaravagherin Roads.

 

Lot 7: Land at Scaravagherin Road (32.70 Acres)

This is an excellent single enclosure of fertile land with a gently undulating topography. It is accessed off Scaravagherin Road and includes livestock handling facilities.

 

Lot 8: House Site at Ballynaloan Road (0.69 Acres)

Lot 8 comprises a house site extending to about 0.69 acres in total with immediate access from the Ballynaloan Road. Planning permission was granted in April 2011 (Ref: J/2011/0015/F) to construct a detached 4-bedroom house and detached double garage. Foundations for the garage have been laid by the sellers.

 

General Remarks

 

Agent’s Note

 

Viewing

Strictly by appointment with the agent

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.

 

Directions

The postcode for Cavandarragh Farm is BT81 7NZ.

 

Fixtures & Fittings

All fitted carpets and light fittings in Oakhill House are included. The fireplace in the drawing room of Oakhill House is specifically excluded from the sale.

 

Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)

The Entitlements to the Basic Payment Scheme are owned by the sellers and are included in the sale. The subsidy from the Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements in relation to the 2021 farming year will be retained by the sellers. If the farm is sold in lots, the Entitlements will be apportioned on a pro-rata basis. Further information is available from the joint selling agents.

 

Services

Oakhill House has mains water and electricity supplies. It is heated centrally by oil and has private drainage.

 

Please note that the selling agents have not checked the services and any purchaser should satisfy themselves with the availability and adequacy of all services.

 

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

Oakhill House  Band D  (Ref  0310-2664-8050-2629-7685)

 

Entry & Possession

Entry and possession will be by agreement.

 

Offers

Offers are to be submitted to the selling agent

 

Closing Date

A date for best offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are asked to register their interest with the selling agents following inspection. The sellers reserve the right to exchange a Contract for the sale of any part of the subjects of sale ahead of a notified closing date and will not be obliged to accept the highest or any offer.

Wayleaves and Rights of Access

The farm will be sold with the benefit of all existing wayleave rights, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private. The purchaser(s) will be held to have satisfied themselves as to the nature of all such rights and others.

 

Lotting

It is intended to offer the property for sale as described, but the seller reserves the right to divide the property into further Lots, or to withdraw the property, or to exclude any property shown in these particulars.

 

Plans, Areas and Schedules

These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and computed by the selling agents and the seller’s solicitor, and the purchaser shall be deemed to have satisfied himself as to the description of the property and any error or misstatement shall not annul the sale nor entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.

 

Generally

Should there be any discrepancy between these particulars, the General Remarks and Information, Stipulations and the Contract of Sale, the latter shall prevail

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