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Friday 30 September 2016

Prime tillage land near a historic home in Kildare

Jim O'Brien

Published 10/06/2015 | 02:30

Quality: The land at Bert Demesne is rated as some of the most fertile in the country
Quality: The land at Bert Demesne is rated as some of the most fertile in the country

A 92ac farm surrounding a historic house on the market outside Athy, Co Kildare has been described as some of the best agricultural land in the country.

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The holding at Bert Demesne comes to auction with a guide price of €12,000/ac, and surrounds the historic Bert House with the land laid out at both sides of the existing avenue.

Situated at Bert Cross on the R417 the property is 3km from Athy and 16km from Monasterevin.

Adjoining the River Barrow to the west the place is all in one block with extensive dual road frontage. The farm has natural boundaries throughout and has been in arable use for the last number of years.

According to Paddy Jordan of selling agents Jordan Auctioneers, this is some of the best land in Co Kildare and suitable for tillage or grazing.

"There is no waste whatsoever on it and it is noted for its continual high yields of cereals," he said. At €12,000/ac the price reflects what is being paid for good tillage ground throughout the south east.

Thriving

Classified under the Fontstown Series in the survey of soils of Co Kildare the holding is likely to generate strong interest levels in this thriving tillage area.

It is easily accessible to Athy, Kilcullen and Monasterevin, which means it is likely to appeal to a wide range of potential purchasers.

Mr Jordan describes it as an ideal out farm with the potential to become a residential holding, as there is the possibility of constructing a dwelling and yard subject to the usual planning permissions.

The land is being offered for sale in three lots with the first comprised of 64ac a second lot extends to 27.5ac with the last lot comprised of the entire.

The farm will be sold at auction on Tuesday July 14 at 3pm in the Clanard Court Hotel, Athy, Co Kildare.

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