Have it all at six-star Birr farm
FALLING property values have created an opportunity to acquire a fine residence on 89.5ac of Offaly farmland for €800,000.
Kingston in Fortal, Birr, is a substantial six-bedroom residence set on 89.5ac of what's described as good quality farmland just 2km outside the town.
The sale, which is by private treaty, includes a range of farm buildings, a single farm payment entitlement worth more than €6,500 a year and a forestry premium worth €4,054 a year.
The house is a fine family dwelling located towards the middle of the holding and approached via an avenue. The original house was built in the late 19th century but a large extension to the rear was added about seven years ago.
Accommodation includes entrance hall, under-stairs office, two reception rooms, a large family kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, bathroom and downstairs bedroom on the ground floor.
Upstairs there are five more bedrooms, including an en-suite master bedroom, and the main bathroom. Two of the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes.
The house has the added benefit of solar panels for hot water and a wood pellet heating system. The surrounding mature gardens are landscaped and planted with flower beds, shrubs and a variety of trees.