Dapper gent appears from the wings to nab Meath farm for a cool million
Land is continuing to sell well with good prices being achieved under the hammer and outside of the auction room.
Craystown House, a 67ac residential farm at Bective, Navan in Co Meath sold as an entirety for €1.02m.
In a dramatic sale the auction had stalled at the selling of the lots only to see 'a dapper gentleman' come from behind to bid on the entire.
Craystown is built to an American design and was once the Irish base for US industrialist Charlie Bird III.
The uniquely designed house has plenty of spacious reception rooms and three ensuite bedrooms.
Set on mature landscaped gardens the property also includes a renovated Victorian cottage with two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, living room and dining room.
The outbuildings include a stableyard with eight loose boxes, a feed store and a tack room.
Other facilities include an exercise arena and a four column haybarn.