Millburn House and Farm is a compact livestock rearing unit extending to about 96 acres in total. Privately situated at the end of the internal farm road is a tastefully renovated and extended farmhouse. A key feature of the farm is the range of farm buildings which are of modern construction and provide winter accommodation for about 150 head of cattle, livestock handling facilities and storage for machinery and fodder. A two-storey traditional outbuilding provides further storage and offers potential for conversion, subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission.
The productive farmland comprises about 87.5 acres of pasture, while a further 5 acres of bogland is situated about 7 kilometres to the south of the farm.
The farm has been in the sellers’ ownership since 1989 and during their tenure significant improvements have been made to the infrastructure of the farm.
Until recently, the farm was home to the renowned Millburn Limousin and Doon Charolais pedigree herds. The present farming system includes a herd of commercial beef cattle.
Millburn House is an attractive traditional farmhouse which has been restored and extended in recent years offering quintessential country living and modern comforts.
Accessed via a stone-pillared entrance with cast-iron gates and a cattle grid, Millburn House is approached along a private tree-lined avenue, which leads to an entrance and parking area at the front of the house.
Occupying a private situation, the south-easterly facing house provides comfortable living and entertaining space over two floors. The porch opens into the main hallway which provides access to the staircase, a study and a utility room. An inner hallway provides access to the kitchen and a dining room, which features a decorative fireplace. The kitchen is a lovely light filled space. Off the dining room is a gorgeous sitting room with a stove, wooden floors and French windows leading to an outdoor terrace.
On the first floor there is a luxurious master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room. There are three further bedrooms on the first floor (one en suite) and a family bathroom.
Internal features include cornicing, ceiling roses and architraves. There is a broadband connection, a water purification system and double glazing.
The accommodation extends to about 265 sqm / 2,857 sq ft in total and benefits from pleasant, far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside towards Croagh Patrick and Knockma.
A fork in the private farm road leads to a useful range of farm buildings at the rear of the house. Services to the farmyard include a private water supply and mains electricity.
The land at Millburn Farm extends to about 96 acres in total, with the main holding at Millburn comprising about 87.5 acres of ring-fenced grassland. A further 5 acres of bogland are situated about 7 kilometres to the south.
The free-draining land at Millburn is generally level or slightly undulating and lies between about 31 metres (102 feet) above sea level on the southern boundary and about 48 metres (178 feet) above sea level on the northern boundary. The field boundaries are well-maintained with walls and electric fences throughout, while there is a piped water supply to all fields.
Three walled enclosures are adjacent to the farm buildings and are convenient for handling livestock, with one including a shelter.
The Kilshanvy River forms part of the southern boundary.
Basic Payment Scheme
The land is registered for payments under the Basic Payment Scheme and the Entitlements are owned by the sellers and are included in the sale. Entitlements will be transferred to the purchaser on completion of the sale. For the avoidance of doubt, the current owner will receive and retain the payment for the current year in full.
Millburn House & Farm is located in County Galway on the Galway/Mayo county border in the west coast of Ireland, a county which offers spectacular scenery with its many breath-taking land and seascapes. Galway is positioned in the middle of the Wild Atlantic Way and is etched with epic coastlines, magnificent beaches and lofty mountain peaks.
Located in the townland of Ardour, which is approximately 40 km north of Galway City, the nearest village is Kilconly (3 km), which provides local services including a shop, pub and church. There is a further range of amenities and services available in Tuam (15 km), which is also home to the co-operative livestock mart. The area is renowned for its livestock farms and as such, has a well-developed agricultural infrastructure, including a selection of nearby veterinary practices, livestock markets and agricultural machinery and implements merchants.
Galway City (40 km) offers an abundance of restaurants, hotels, supermarkets, professional services and a variety of boutiques and retail stores. Galway is famous for being the festival capital of Ireland and was named as one of the world’s top cities for travellers in 2020 by Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet describes Galway as “arguably Ireland’s most engaging city, where brightly painted pubs heave with live music and cafes offer front-row seats to watch buskers perform”.
The nearby area offers a wide range of quality sporting and recreational activities including GAA, rugby soccer, swimming to name a few. Galway is an angler’s paradise with many lakes, including Lough Corrib, sea inlets and rivers to choose from. For walkers and adventures, Galway offers spectacular mountain ranges, fine beaches, and stunning scenery in a variety of landscapes.
Maam Cross (52 km) is famed for its October horse fair and the mart, with its livestock sales of Connemara ponies. It is one of the oldest and most historic fairs in the West of Ireland.
For primary schooling, Kilconly National School is located in the local village which also has a pre-school. There are several secondary schools available in Tuam, as well as third-level education at University of Galway (41 km) and Atlantic Technical University (41 km).
The farm is conveniently situated for easy access to the N84 (9 km) which links to Galway City Centre (40 km).