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Friday 9 December 2016

Compact farm in the heart of Kildare 'horsey' country

Jim O'Brien

Published 10/02/2016 | 02:30

Eamon O'Flaherty, president of the IPAV.
Eamon O'Flaherty, president of the IPAV.

Maynooth auctioneer, Eamon O'Flaherty of Property Partners Brady is something of an expert when it comes to disposing of old Land Commission farms.

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This time he's bringing to market, in an executor sale, a compact residential farm extending to 33 acres.

The place is just a short distance from Maynooth and within striking distance of Dublin, which will appeal to commuters.

With a guide of €450,000 he is hoping the property will appeal to a broad range of prospective buyers including neighbouring farmers, hobby farmers and the equestrian sector.

The holding includes an old style single storey cottage in need of total refurbishment and modernisation.

In itself the structure may not be of any great value but there's potential to apply for planning permission to build a new house.

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There are also a few old out offices to the rear of the cottage.

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Set in a lovely wooded setting the farm is at the heart of Kildare 'horsey country' the property backs onto the world renowned Derrinstown Stud, one of many fine equestrian establishments in the vicinity.

Laid out in three principal fields of grass the land is good ground but has been neglected in recent years.

It could benefit greatly from some attention and investment.

According to selling agent Mr O'Flaherty, the farm has already generated considerable interest since residential farms of this size in North Kildare are a rare commodity.

He said very few of them come on the market. "We have priced it reasonably as we recognise that some work needs to be done on the property to improve it," said Mr O'Flaherty.

"With some expertise and investment it could be developed into a lovely neat farm benefiting from a top class location," he added. The farm will be sold at auction at 3pm on Thursday, March 10 at the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth.

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