Farm Ireland

Wednesday 20 September 2017

Harley Park returns to market

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A 153ac residential grassland farm at Callan, Co Kilkenny, is back on the market and for sale by private treaty. Harley Park Farm was withdrawn from auction some time ago and is now being offered with a price tag of €1.25m.

Located about six miles west of Callan off the Cashel to Ballingarry Road, the property was originally part of the Harley Park Estate.

It has good road frontage, with two entrances and useful internal roads.

Laid out in easily managed divisions that are serviced by a hardcore internal roadway, the farm has been an equestrian holding -- and this is reflected in the equestrian-style fencing and the piped water to each division.

There is mature hedging throughout the farm, providing good stock shelter and giving a pleasant aspect to the farm.

According to David Ashmore, of selling agents Savills, the property has most recently been a stud farm -- and with some investment in farm buildings, it would be equally suited to dairying or drystock farming.

There is a farmyard on the property that comprises a haybarn and a range of stone outbuildings, mostly in need of repair.

An old period farmhouse, which is uninhabited and derelict, could be put to some use and perhaps restored as a dwelling, subject to any necessary permission.

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The residence on the farm is a relatively modern bungalow situated beside the original farmstead and comprising a living room, a kitchen with separate utility room, three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

The holding is approached from the road by a gravel roadway, while a second entrance from the public road provides easy access to an outlying portion of land located a short distance from the main farm.

Mr Ashmore describes the land as good fattening ground with tremendous potential.

He says the €8,000/ac guide is reflective of current market prices and he predicts that the property should attract some serious customers.

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