Land quality boosts interest in Kilkenny
APART from being one of the first auction sales of the year, the quality of the land is generating interest in a Co Kilkenny farm.
The 38.5ac non-residential holding at Great Oak, Callan, will be sold in lots at public auction on February 12, and has a guide price of €14,000/ac.
Handling auctioneer Robbie Grace, of Grace Real Estate Alliance in Callan, said it was initially thought that interest would mainly come from the local area. However, because of the good quality tillage land on offer and its accessibility, queries have come from further afield.
"This is very good tillage land, as good as there is in the area, so it's of interest to people who might have land within a certain area of it and not just adjoining farmers," Mr Grace said.
Several inquiries have also been received from outside the area, Mr Grace revealed.
The roadside holding is located two miles from Callan village and only 8.5 miles from Kilkenny city.
The 7.69ac in lot one are laid out in one field and the lot includes a three-span barn, a yard and cattle-handling facilities.
Lot two is the adjoining 30.76ac laid out in one field, while lot three is the entire.