Massive interest in quality holding
Situated just two miles from the Marble City, the auction of a 152ac residential farm at Rathbourne, Kilkenny has generated considerable interest.
The farm is one of two properties going under the hammer as part of an executors' sale on April 23.
Recently divided by the M7 motorway, the Rathbourne holding is split into two lots: a 130ac residential portion and a further 22ac.
Accessed via a driveway, the house is an imposing two-storey Regency-style home in need of extensive renovation.
However, the property has retained some original features such as the original shuttering, turned wood staircase and high ceilings, giving the house huge potential for development.
The accommodation consists of a front porch, sitting room, dining room, four bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside, the property has a range of lofted stone outbuildings and farm sheds adjacent to the house.
The dwelling house and yard are surrounded by 130ac of what the auctioneer describes as prime Kilkenny fattening land. The bulk of this land is top quality, although there are eight acres of wettish ground and a further 10ac of forestry, which was planted 10 years ago.
Auctioneer Ed Donohue, from ERA Donohue, is quoting a guide price of €1m-€1.1m for the 130ac residential block of land.