DescriptionAn extensive livestock rearing farm
Rhee Farmhouse is a detached house of traditional construction with accommodation over two stories and laid out on an L-shape plan. The house has a south-easterly facing situation off the minor public road. A bell-mouth stone walled entrance with timber gates leads to a gravel parking and turning area at the front of the house.
The exterior has a harled finish with dressed stone quoins beneath a pitched slate roof. Internally, the accommodation has been renovated and redecorated. It is well laid out for family living and entertaining, with a successful bed and breakfast business run from Rhee Farmhouse until recent years. The guest accommodation is to the front of the house and includes three reception rooms, three bedrooms (two with en suite shower rooms) and a bathroom. The family accommodation is situated to the rear and has a separate access via a side porch. It includes a sitting room, bedroom and shower room on the ground floor, with a second staircase providing access to two further bedrooms.
Features of the house include an Aga range cooker and two wood-burning stoves.
There are attractive views from the house over the surrounding rural landscape.
The house is served by mains and private water supplies (via a well and pump), a mains electricity supply and has private drainage via a septic tank. It has oil-fired central heating.
There is a raised formal garden to the front which is predominantly laid to lawn with borders including shrubs and flowering plants. A small area of garden enclosed by a stone wall is to the north of the house, while an enclosed garden laid to lawn at the south of the house is well situated for the evening sun.
An extensive range of farm buildings are situated to the north of Rhee Lane. They are a combination of traditional and mostly modern construction and provide winter accommodation
for livestock and general purpose storage.
The farm buildings are laid out on the accompanying plans.
The concrete aprons are a feature of the farmyard.
There is a feed bin.
The farmland lies within a contiguous block and includes about 236 acres of farmland and 5 acres of woods. It is presently all in grass and is bounded on the east by the River Bann and on the south by the River Rhee. The extent and layout of the land is a particular feature of the farm. It is level in gradient, lying between about 3 metres (10 feet) above sea level and about 6 metres (20 feet) above sea level.
There is good access to the fields via a network of internal farm roads. The land is divided into a number of enclosures by stock proof fences and good hedges. They are of a good size and shape for modern agriculture. There is a private water supply via a well, backed up by a mains supply.
There are two areas of woods of mature deciduous species extending to about 5 acres.
In recent years the land has been let for the grazing of livestock and silage.
Acreage in excess of 241 acres as per IACS.
There are two landing strips situated on the farm which are let to a local flying club, Ulster Seaplane Association Ltd. The area within the Lease extends to about 14.5 acres and includes the site of three hangers, plus a mobile home. Further information is available on request from the selling agents.
Basic Payment Scheme
The Entitlements to the Basic Payment Scheme are owned and are included in the sale.
Energy Performance Certificate
Strictly by appointment with the selling agents:
Savills Belfast - Tel: +44 (0)28 9026 7820
Savills Country - Tel: +353 (0)1 663 4350.
Given the hazards of a working farm, we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection, especially around the farmyard.
Ballymoney 5 miles, Coleraine 8 miles, Kilrea 8 miles, Belfast International Airport 35 miles, Belfast city 49 miles.
(all distances approximate)
Rhee Farm has an attractive situation on the banks of the River Bann and within the townland of Aghadowey which is renowned for its productive farmland. The farm occupies a convenient situation between the towns of Ballymoney (5 miles) and Coleraine (8 miles). Both towns have a broad range of services, amenities, education and cultural activities. Ballymoney has a train station with regular services to Belfast.
Belfast International Airport is 35 miles distant.
The coastal towns of Portrush and Portstewart are about 13 miles to the north and are renowned for their beautiful coastlines, sandy beaches and golf courses.
The farm is about 2 miles from the popular Brown Trout Inn which has a 9-hole parkland golf course and a restaurant.
The townland of Aghadowey has a reputation for productive, high quality farmland. The area has a well-developed agricultural infrastructure including a number of agricultural machinery merchants. There is a livestock market and an abattoir nearby.
- Farmhouse (4 reception rooms, 6 bedrooms)
- Modern and traditional farm buildings
- In excess of 241 acres
- Airfield with rental income
- Entitlements to the Basic Payment Scheme
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DirectionsFrom Ballymoney, take the B66/Bann Road towards Bendooragh. Continue through Bendooragh and cross the River Bann. At the T junction turn right onto the A54/Curragh Road and continue for about half a mile until turning right onto Rhee Lane. The entrance to the farm is after about half a mile.
From Coleraine, take the A54/Castleroe Road (signposted for Kilrea). At Castleroe turn bear left and continue on the A54 for about 5 miles. Turn left onto Rhee Lane and travel for about half a mile before reaching the farm entrance.
The postcode for the property is BT51 4BT.
Viewing InformationStrictly by appointment with Savills Dublin - Country on + 353 (0) 1 663 4350