a smallholding homestead in spectacular S.W. of Ireland
This attractive residential smallholding of 6.89 ha in close proximity to Kenmare, the jewel of the Ring of Kerry and one of the most loved stops on the Wild Atlantic Way, the world’s longest defined coastal touring route.
The homestead is only 4.5 km from Kenmare’s town centre, yet it is tucked away in a peaceful horseshoe valley in the middle of the countryside. Rowandale Farm provides a unique opportunity to conduct a business in a beautiful part of South-West Kerry, be a market gardener and keep horses, cattle or sheep.
The roadway entering the property first leads to a beautiful residential house, which has been lovingly built up and cared for since 1999. It has 2 bedrooms with an attic guest room and is 90 sq.m in total. An extension was built 2007, which has spectacular windows commanding a full southerly view of the surrounding countryside and mountains. The house is protected on both sides by 1.25ha acres of maturing forestry of pines and mixed wood which are used to sell christmas trees each year and to harvest firewood for the stove. The house is fully equipped with underfloor heating which is heated from solar tubes backup by an oil burner.
Further along there is also a large 56 sq.mt fully insulated and equipped workshop and office building. The workshop is currently used for producing 8000 Lanolia.ie handmade natural cosmetic creams a year, with herbal extracts from herbs grown in the gardens. A showcase of how well a small homestead business can thrive here.
The property also boasts a large market garden which covers 0.5ha, has 30 permanent raised beds and a 15-year organic and biodiverse growing history. It has a 12m by 5m polytunnel, a 16m single span Venlo glasshouse, an insulated drying container and a storage container with shed to complete the homestead. A mobile home/Chalet of 49 sq.mt provides accommodation or workspace, beside the gardens, perfect for housing a WWOOFer or creating a garden shop for the local community.
The smallholding is also setup for equine enthusiasts, complete with stables, a fenced horse-riding arena of 22m by 30m, a newly renovated and reseeded fenced paddock field of 1.68ha with natural woodland. There is also rough upland grazing which is suited to the more hardy pony breeds, goats or sheep.
The property gets its water from a natural spring well shared with current owners, the gardens and glasshouse have their own separate natural water supply from the mountain stream.
Total property size: 6.89km2.
Workshop: 56m2, complete with office, storage rooms and production area.
Arena & Stables: 670m², with 2 stables
Market Gardens: 0.5ha
Mobile home/Chalet: 49m²
Containers: 2 containers of 50m²
Grazing fields: 1.68ha
Mixed forest: 1.25ha
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