Deise farm gives buyers a rare chance to bag a gem
It is a rare thing to find a farm for sale in Waterford; the Deise seem to believe in holding what they have. Nevertheless, a 45ac non-residential coastal farm, located 2km from the resort town of Tramore, has come on the market.
The property is to be sold at auction by Griffin auctioneers, Tramore, with a guide price of €350,000 (€7,700/ac).
According to auctioneer Michael Griffin, customers for this farm would have "queued down the road" to buy it a number of years ago.
"The property runs down to the sea at Garrarus Strand and comes with two sections of road frontage. The area is very popular for its scenery and would be a lovely place to live," said Mr Griffin.
The farm is described as the best of grazing land. Having been ploughed and reseeded in the past five years, it is in the best of condition. Under a crop of silage at the moment, it is well fenced and has a mains water supply along with a bore pump.
While there are no buildings on the property, a yard that was originally part of the farm will be sold at auction at a later stage, and Mr Griffin believes this could potentially pave the way for planning permission and the construction of a house.
There is great interest locally in the farm, given its scenic location, its proximity to Tramore and its agricultural potential.
Griffin auctioneers expect a wide range of customers at the auction, from farmers to business people, along with clients seeking a seaside property.