Roscommon holding sparks local interest
In a sign of the depressed economic times in which we find ourselves, a family who recently emigrated to Britain is in the process of offloading a fine property in Roscommon for a bargain price.
A guide of €600,000 is being quoted for the 47ac residential farm, which is located just two miles from Roscommon town.
Local auctioneer John Earley insisted the farm was on the market and would be sold. The sale has sparked an amount of local interest and €500,000 has already been bid for it.
Mr Earley described the farm as "the best of land". It is situated to the rear of the house and is divided into paddocks, which have post-and-rail fencing.
The holding at Lisacarrow, Fuerty, comes with a new two-storey residence, which was built over the past few years.
It extends to 2,400sqft and has four bedrooms, dining room, sitting room, kitchen, conservatory and a utility room.
An offer of €235,000 was made for the house on its own but Mr Earley said the preferred option is to sell the property as one lot.
The Roscommon estate agent has handled several land sales since last autumn. He said that good quality holdings were making up to €7,000/ac but were "struggling" to make anything beyond this level.