Lucerne farm is a quality agricultural holding extending to about 99.5 acres with spacious two storey farmhouse and adjoining domestic outbuildings, enjoying a commanding view over the farmland and surrounding countryside.
A range of traditional agricultural outbuildings are clustered around a bitmac and concrete farmyard situated to the side of the residence and approached from a separate laneway leading off the main lane.
The agricultural lands are high quality, surround the farm holding and are currently laid out to grass but are located in an area renowned for growing cereal and vegetable crops.
A former cottage is located in the centre of the farm on which a planning application has been lodged for permission to erect a replacement dwelling.
Lucerne Farm occupies a most pleasing position, approached from its own private bitmac entrance some 2.2 miles from Dundonald, 2.8 miles from Newtownards, 8 miles from the city centre and 17 minute drive from the City Airport.
The farm is convenient to a fine selection of Grammar schools and Secondary schools in the immediate area including Regent House, Campbell College, Bloomfield and Strathearn. A fine selection of supermarkets, shops and cultural facilities are available in the area with shopping centres at Forestside, Connswater and Sprucefield a short drive away.
This area has plenty of sporting opportunities. Scrabo, Knock and Holywood Golf Clubs are convenient, Strangford Lough provides a host of sailing, fishing and aquatic sports. For those with equestrian interests a fine selection of Equestrian Centres and show jumping facilities are within a short distance of the farm. Rugby, Hockey and Football clubs are all nearby.
Lucerne Farm is approached off a private bitmac drive leading to a short drive to the front of the residence and a separate lane leading to the farm yard.
The residence enjoys a secluded position, enjoying fine views over the surrounding countryside with an easterly aspect to the front of the property.
The accommodation is laid out over two floors between a slated pitched roof.
Three generous reception rooms lead off the spacious wood panelled reception hall with kitchen and pantry beyond. Four bedrooms and bathroom are at first floor level. The residence would benefit from some modernisation but retains many of its period features. An oil fired Aga is located in the breakfast room.
A compact range of domestic buildings are situated to the side of the residence including garaging, workshop and stores. Generous spacious mature gardens are to the front and rear of the residence. There is mains water, a mains electricity supply and private drainage. The property has oil fired heating.
Lucerne Farm is for sale as a whole or in lots.
Approached through stained glass panelled entrance door; brick fireplace and hearth; panelled walls to picture rail; telephone connection point; parquet hardwood floor.
Cream suite comprising corner wash hand basin; close coupled w/c; tiled walls and floor; extractor fan.
Tiled fireplace and hearth; picture rail; corniced ceiling.
Tiled fireplace and hearth with carved walnut surround; built in cupboard with plate glass display shelving over arched recess; corniced ceiling; enclosed serving hatch from kitchen with cupboards and drawers to match.
Cream two oven oil fired Aga; built in cupboards and drawers; terrazzo floor; tiled walls; fluorescent light.
Storage cupboards under stairs; built in eye and floor level cupboards and fitted drawers; florescent light; terrazzo floor.
Double drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps; range of painted finish high and floor level cupboards and drawers; formica worktops; quarry tiled floor; painted tongue and groove ceiling with 12 volt light; oil fired boiler.
Walk in hotpress; lagged copper cylinder and immersion heater; light point; built in recessed display shelving.
White pedestal wash hand basin; tiled fireplace and hearth; picture rail; painted tongue and groove ceiling.
Tiled fireplace and hearth.
White pedestal wash hand basin; mirror over.
White pedestal wash hand basin with splash back.
Pink suite comprising panel bath with mixer taps and telephone shower attachment; glass shower panel; pedestal wash hand basin with mixer taps; splash back with fitted mirror; toothbrush and glass holder; mermaid clad walls; wall mounted convector heater.
Separate matching low flush wc; mermaid clad walls.
Bitmac Drive leading to front of residence and separate drive to farm yard.
Spacious mature gardens to front and rear laid out in lawns and planted with a fine selection of shrubs including Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Forest Flame, Acer, Pittosporum, Cherry, Eucalyptus and apple trees. A flagged patio is located in the rear garden.
With double doors.
The farm buildings are situated to the rear of the residence and are clustered around the bitmac and concrete yards. Approached from a separate entrance leading off the main entrance. The buildings are a mixture of traditional stone and more recent concrete block construction incorporated within the yards.
Divided into three stalls and stable.
Stalled for 42 cows.
Approached from external steps.
Partly vented roof; enclosed with doors.
Partly covered handling area.
The farmland is currently let in conacre until 31 October 2019. The land is contained within a contiguous block, partitioned in 12 large fields, generally level in nature with blocks of vegetation located through the lands providing shelter and a pleasing habitat for wildlife.
The lands are generally free draining, have been regularly soil tested over the last 20 years and are suitable for grazing, cutting and / or production of cereal and / or vegetable crops.
The lands can be classified as follows:-
Rough Grazing 8.0
Natural Woodland 7.0
Roads, Yards, Buildings 1.5
House and Garden 0.5
TOTAL 99.5 acres
The vendors and their agents are not aware of any listing or environmental designations.
There are no entitlements to the basic payment scheme included in the sale.
Entry is by agreement subject to the conacre agreement.
Tenant with vacant possession on completion of sale
Mains water and electricity; oil fired heating; septic tank.
NOTE - the services have not been checked by the selling agent.
Strictly by the appointment with the sole agents.
Given the hazards of a working farm, in particular with livestock in a number of fields, we ask you to be as vigilent as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety.
Belfast City Airport (www.belfastcityairport.com)
Belfast International Airport (www.belfastairport.com)
A fixtures and fittings list will be provided to the purchaser prior to signing the contract.
Offers may be submitted to the sole selling agent.
£340,000. Rates Payable = £2,664.24 per annum (approx)
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