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Sunday 25 September 2016

Compact holdings go under the hammer in Meath and Kilkenny

Jim O'Brien

Published 02/09/2015 | 02:30

This four-bedroom bungalow on 10.2ac near Tara, Co Meath is guided at €470,000
This four-bedroom bungalow on 10.2ac near Tara, Co Meath is guided at €470,000

There are a number of residential properties with small parcels of land attached on the market at the moment and among them is a bungalow on 5.85ac at Rathduff outside Ballyragget in Co Kilkenny.

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The holding is to be sold at auction and can be bought as an entire or in lots with a guide price of €250,000.

Auctioneer Pat Gannon describes the property a "lovely spot". The three-bedroom, extended bungalow is very well finished with a fitted kitchen and spacious living areas.

Other accommodation includes a family bathroom, while one of the bedrooms is ensuite.

The house is surrounded by well-planned and well-tended gardens that include a vegetable plot and an orchard while the remaining land is laid out in two paddocks set to the rear.

The house on 0.5ac will be offered for sale at auction with a guide price of €185,000 while the land extending to 5.35ac will be offered with a guide of €65,000. The entire is guided at €250,000.

The auction takes place at the Club House Hotel, Kilkenny at 3pm on Friday, September 11.

Meath bungalow

Moving to Co Meath a four-bedroom bungalow on 10.2ac near Tara is being brought to auction by Smith Harrington auctioneers. This property can be bought in lots or as an entire and is guided at €470,000.

Located at Loughanstown, Rathfeigh, Tara, Co Meath the holding is situated 15km from Navan, 13km from Dunshaughlin and 12.2km from Ratoath.

Finished to a high standard and set in lovely gardens the house extends to 1,248sqft.

The accommodation includes an entrance hall, a sitting room, a dining room with a fireplace, a fully fitted kitchen, a utility room, a family bathroom and four bedrooms.

The house sits on enclosed, well-maintained grounds extending to approximately 0.8ac. The walled entrance opens onto a kerbed gravel driveway with lawn areas to both sides and an abundance of mature specimen trees, shrubs and hedging. The gravel driveway continues to the back of the property that is laid out in lawn and mature trees. A detached garage is located to the side of the residence with a useful store room to the rear of the garage.

The land is made up of top quality free draining fertile ground laid out in two easily managed divisions all in grass with mature boundaries affording excellent shelter.

Water comes from a mains water supply and a natural water supply.

The holding has approximately 67m of road frontage and two gated entrances give access, one from the road and one from the residence.

The property will be offered in lots or as an entire with the house on 0.8ac guided at €360,000 while the remaining land of 9.4ac is guided at €110,000 while the entire will command a guide of €470,000.

The auction takes place at the Navan auction rooms of Smith Harrington auctioneers at 3pm on Wednesday, September 16.

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