Large tillage farm yours for €6,500/ac
Not many large tillage farms have come on the market over the past 10 months, but the sale of a 270ac holding in Kildare should give a good indication of price levels.
Nurney Demense includes a farmhouse in need of renovation and extensive outbuildings, along with 50ac of disused quarry. It is to be sold at public auction later this month and comes with a guide price of €1.8m, or just over €6,500/ac.
Located 8km from Kildare, 16km from Monasterevin, 15km from Athy and 16km from Newbridge, the farm is close to the M7 motorway.
Paddy Jordan, of selling agents Jordan Auctioneers, describes the property as a "top quality farm".
Given that it is laid out in one large division with no internal boundaries or hedges and extensive road frontage, Mr Jordan said that it may suit tillage farmers or those with interests in the dairy sector.
Around 50ac consists of a disused quarry, with some remaining aggregates on the site and potentially additional sand and gravel reserves.
The land is level and classified under the 'Fontstown Series' in the soils of Co Kildare. The residence and yards are approached via a long winding avenue.
The traditional farmhouse extends to 4,500sqft. The ground floor has a reception hall, sitting room, living room, kitchen, breakfast room and larder. Upstairs, there are six bedrooms, some with ensuite.