Farm Ireland
Independent.ie

Friday 24 March 2017

Carlow gem has its house in order

Stunning dwelling part of 139.5ac farm

Caitriona Murphy

Caitriona Murphy

The 2,400sqft two-storey farmhouse has three bedrooms, one with an en suite, and oil-fired central heating
The 2,400sqft two-storey farmhouse has three bedrooms, one with an en suite, and oil-fired central heating

Ballinarush House is an exceptional 139.5ac residential farm just one mile from the village of Myshall in Co Carlow. Located 15 miles from Carlow town, the property is set to go under the hammer on Thursday, July 29.

It is comprised of a 2,400sqft two-storey farmhouse, with a separate cattle yard, storage, machinery sheds, and cattle and sheep handling facilities.

The land is laid out in one block and divided into good-sized fields, which are accessed from a central farm roadway. The farm is currently divided into approximately half tillage and half grassland.

Farmed by the current owners for more than 40 years, the property comes to the market in excellent condition.

The farmyard consists of a range of buildings. The original farmyard has an 18ft x 11ft stone-built shed with a stone arch and double doors, as well as garage, orchard and mature gardens.

There is also a modern farmyard, which includes a 75ft x 22ft five-span workshop/garage, a 75ft x 25ft five-span indoor silage pit with a five-span double lean-to. This lean-to is set up with cubicles for 50 head of cattle.

Outside, there is a concrete yard with cement feed trough, a 75ft x 30ft silage pit and dungstead.

There is also a cattle yard with crush and a concrete sheep-handling unit.


The residential accommodation in the 2,400sqft farmhouse consists of an entrance porch, hallway, sitting room, dining room, TV room, kitchen, utility, bathroom and office on the ground floor. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms (one en suite) and a family bathroom. The house has oil-fired central heating and is alarmed.

Ballinarush House will be offered in its entirety and in a number of lots, when it goes to auction.

Lot one will consist of 24.25ac of land, lot two will be a 110ac block, while lot three will consist of the residence and yard on 5.25ac.

Finally, lot four will be the entire 139.5ac, residence and yard.

Auctioneer John Dawson, from Dawson Real Estate Alliance, has set a guide price of €8,000/ac for the land, but a guide price for the residence and yard has yet to be decided.

Enquiries to Dawson Real Estate Alliance on 059 9151142.

Irish Independent