DESCRIPTION Dungooly Lodge is the centrepiece of this substantial Land Holding. The impressive Residence is being offered as a "shell building" with roof and glazing completed. Extending to approximately 24,500ft² over 2 floors with a basement spanning to 2580ft² suitable for an underground garage. Elegant Rocha Hardwood sash windows and doors feature throughout the property with Sandstone sills and window surrounds. The main drive is a sweeping entrance that meanders through maturing woodland and agricultural land, opening out as one approaches this unique residence - striking in its four Indian Sandstone columns - supporting the impressive front Portico.
The ground floor is centralised around the main hall to the front of the property, featuring a drawing room, family room, library, breakfast room, dining room and kitchen with further accommodation for staff. These rooms feature high ceilings and large sash windows offering views over the surrounding countryside. A unique glass dome and glass lantern feature impressively over the Main Hall flooding the grand entrance with natural light. Nine bedrooms, all with ensuites, are located on the first floor with further dressing rooms, a study and a room for staff. The main bedroom features its own dressing room, ensuite, study and extensive balcony which offers outstanding views over the surrounding countryside. This fine residence, whilst still only at "shell finish" and excluding electrical & plumbing works, offers unlimited potential with the possibility of purchasing additional land.
THE LANDS Extending to an overall area of approximately 256 acres including the lands surrounding Dungooly Lodge, the majority of these excellent quality lands are currently sown out in grass and combinable arable crops. Lower lying lands close to the main Dundalk/Armagh Road have been planted out in trees in recent years. LOTS The entire property is being offered as either One Entire Lot or, in the event that interested parties prefer to acquire smaller lots, the lands can be subdivided into 6 Lots.
LOT 1 - DUNGOOLY LODGE ON APPROX. 98 ACRES The lands surrounding Dungooly Lodge are currently sown out in grass and winter crop which is due to be harvested summer 2016. These lands include extensive road frontage and are also accessible via a laneway from the road. Field Nos 6 – 12 extending to approximately 90 acres agricultural land, in addition to Field No 8 comprising the avenue and curtilage of Dungooly Lodge of approximately 8 acres. Along the north eastern boundary, the watercourse forms the border with Northern Ireland and the laneway off the road forms a public right of access for those wishing to reach the Graveyard (in field No 10) or use the walking path leading back to Forkhill. A small plot of land in field 12 is excluded from sale and is owned by a neighbouring landowner who asserts he has a right of access across field 12 to the plot.
LOT 2 - FORMERLY 'CASEYS' APPROX. 9.91 ACRES WITH FORMER DWELLING Currently sown out in winter cereals, this lot comes with the benefit of a former dwelling and yard. This farmhouse may have potential for replacement dwelling (subject to Planning Consent). The agents are not aware of any previous planning applications made in respect of this. Field Nos 15, 16, 16A & 16B comprising approximately 9.91 acres in addition to the former single storey dwelling.
LOT 3 - FORMERLY 'GRANTS/CRAIGS' LAND APPROX. 35 ACRES AND POTENTIAL BUILDING SITE Currently in grass, these prime lands also benefit from an excellent cattle handling facility and are comprised in 3 fields, all with road frontage. Field Nos 17, 18 & 19. Towards the southern end of this lot lies a potential Building Site with road frontage.
LOT 4 - FORMER 'MARMION/REILLY' LAND INCLUDING DISUSED DWELLING & YARD APPROX. 70 ACRES The majority of these lands are in arable crops and grass with approximately 14 acres planted out in forestry to the south. Lot 4 benefits from a slurry store with a concrete silo capable of storing farmyard manure. These facilities are serviced by an excellent concrete lane from the road. This lot comes with the benefit of a former dwelling and yard which may offer the potential for further development. The former dwelling may have potential for replacement dwelling (subject to Planning Consent). The agents are not aware of any previous planning applications made in respect of this. A mixture of Conifers, Birch and Alder trees was planted in May 2015 on approximately 14 acres (fields 22 and 22c) lying close to the Dundalk/ Armagh Road with the benefit of a Forestry Grant from the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine. It is understood that provided the new owner gives the necessary undertakings, this forest should continue to be managed by Green Belt Limited for the remainder of the first 4 years and a woodland grant, which to date has been €240/acre/annum, payable for the remainder of the first 15 years. The recently planted woodland is accessible via a right of access over 3rd party neighbouring land. This lot also includes an additional former dwelling located within Field 20B. The Bore well, serving water to the lands, is situated in the former farmyard of this lot. Fields Nos 13, 14, 20, 20A, 20B, 21, 22 & 22C.
LOT 5 - FORMER 'MURPHY' LAND OF APPROX. 35 ACRES This lot is situated approximately 1 mile north west of Dungooly Lodge and consists of 5 fields planted in Winter Cereals, one of which (No 5)
LOT 6 - 'MOTOCROSS' APPROX. 8.4 ACRES Located off the Dundalk – Armagh Road these lands are currently in grass and are accessed via a shared laneway with Dundalk Motocross. Field 23
CROPS/VACANT POSSESSION The growing cereal crops will be harvested by the Vendors and cereal land left in stubble for Vacant Possession to new owner(s) around 1/11/16 or as soon thereafter as legalities permit.
SINGLE FARM PAYMENT The Vendor reserves the right to claim The Vendor reserves the right to claim payment for the 2016 season. The new owner(s) may be able to claim for 2017 payment onwards.
WATER SUPPLY A Bore well within the Old Farmyard of Marmions (Lot 4) provides a water supply to the adjacent farmland. A separate Bore well at Dungooly Lodge has a depth of 420ft and was constructed in 2014.
OFFERS Whilst the agents invite offers from interested parties for this property initially on a private basis, we reserve the right, on behalf of the Vendors, to conclude the bidding (if necessary) by holding a meeting of all bidders on a specified date and time in our office. In the event that a meeting is to be arranged, only those parties with a valid offer on the property can be assured of being notified of the specific time and date.
Dungooly Lodge - strictly by appointment only with the selling agent. Lands – viewing at anytime.
GUIDE PRICE Lot 1 – 90 Acres & Dungooly Lodge (on 8 Acres) €1,850,000 Lot 2 – Cottage on 10 Acres € 215,000 Lot 3 – Potential Site & 35 Acres € 585,000 Lot 4 – Former Dwelling & Yard on 70 Acres € 950,000 Lot 5 – 35 Acres including 5 Acres in Northern Ireland € 495,000 Lot 6 – 8.4 Acres off Armagh Road € 60,000 Entire Property – €4,155,000
Closing date for offers Friday 30th September 2016
Dungooly is located approximately 1.5 miles South of Forkhill. From Forkhill travel south on the Shean Road for approx. 1 mile, at the cross roads turn left and Dungooly Lodge is situated 0.3 miles further along on the left hand side
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