Big potential in the heart of Shannonside commuter belt
A traditional residence with a substantial farmyard and 75ac is up for sale on the outskirts of Limerick city
The amount of traffic on the roads, especially at rush hour gives an indication as to the economic state of the country. I work from home so I rarely have to endure rush hour traffic but I got a taste of what it can be like when I arranged to meet Tom Crosse on the eastern fringes of Limerick City just as rush hour began.
We were on our way to see a 75ac farm on the outskirts of the Shannonside city. The farm comes with a lovely cut-stone house and an old courtyard and is located at Shrahane, Ballysimon within easy commuting distance.
"There's a new raft of customers for places like this now," said the GVM auctioneer as we negotiated our way from the Ballysimon Road to the farm at Shrahane about 7km from the city centre. "With the pick up in the economy, properties like this are attracting non-farmers and hobby farmers," he said.
The residential holding is made up of 22ac of grazing ground and 52ac of forestry and comes with an overall guide of €650,000.
Approached by a hard-core avenue through paddocked fields the house is set in an old courtyard with some lovely cut-stone sheds and out houses typical of Victorian farmyards.
The sheds in an L-shaped section of the yard are in good condition and well-roofed while other parts of the yard are in a state of disrepair. An outer farmyard contains a number of more modern but dated galvanised sheds.
The main house oozes character and is currently lived in. The accommodation on the two floors includes a sitting room, a kitchen/dining area with fitted units, a larder and three spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The dwelling is in a lovely setting with a small intimate garden to the front.