Small holdings with some big possibilities
Smaller parcels of ground are the mainstay of the farmland market and among the pieces for sale at the moment is a 34ac holding all in one block at Garrymore, Geashill in Co Offaly. It is on the private treaty market with a guide of €170,000.
Located 6.5km from Mountmellick, and 16km from Tullamore the place is described by John Dunne of Portlaoise selling agents Hume Auctioneers as a magnificent holding in one parcel.
Much of the land is in good condition with some requiring attention. However, the holding is surrounded by excellent farms.
A semi-derelict stone cottage with electricity on the property might be of assistance should a new buyer wish to apply for planning permission.
Staying in Laois and moving east to Ballybrittas where Portarlington auctioneer Matt Dunne is handling the sale of a 12ac residential holding guided at €350,000.
The property includes a detached bungalow, 8,000sqft of outbuildings and 12ac of arable land. According to Mr Dunne the property is suitable for commercial or equestrian use.
The village of Ballybrittas is on the old N7 between Monasterevin and Emo with easy access to the M7.