Middletown House a grand investment
Reality appears to be taking hold in the rural property market, a view that is supported by the number of large farms that have come up for sale of late.
There appears to be a genuine acceptance that the nation's economic fortunes -- or should that be misfortunes -- are unlikely to turn in the short-term.
"If the price tomorrow is going to be the same as today, why wait?" was the simple observation of one auctioneer I talked to lately.
And that certainly seems to be the approach adopted by a growing number of vendors.
One of the larger farms to be put on the market in the east of the country in the last while is Middletown House.
The spacious old farmhouse is located between Swords, Malahide and Portmarnock and is being sold with 147.5ac.
The house, which is in need of total renovation, extends to 2,700sqft and boasts four bedrooms, three reception rooms, a bathroom and a kitchen.