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105ac in the heart of stud country

While the current land market is characterised by the sale of many smaller parcels of land, it's good to see a substantial holding coming to auction. Selling agents Savills have just such a property.

The Dublin agents are handling the sale of a 101.15ac farm south of Brannockstown village, Co Kildare.

The non-residential property is being sold by private treaty and comes with a guide price in advance of €1.2m or €12,000/ac.

The farm, which is all in pasture, is located just off the M9 motorway (Junction 2) in the heart of stud country and has extensive road frontage on to the Naas to Dunlavin road R412.

It is approximately 2km south of Brannockstown village, 5km from Killcullen, and 45 km from Dublin

Among the neighbouring properties are well known stud farms such as Ragusa, Ballymore and Ardenode.

According to Pat O'Hagan of Savills, the property will be a good test of the market given that the property could attract a mix of farmer and equestrian interest.

"It enjoys a wonderful parkland setting with a lovely selection of mature timber stands dotted throughout," Mr O'Hagan said.

"It slopes down from a height and is part fenced with stud rail fencing. The location is important, close to the Curragh, Punchestown and Naas, all the places associated with the bloodstock industry," he added.

While the property was originally part of a larger holding, it has strong potential as a stand-alone farm that could be developed as a stud farm, for livestock or tillage.

The fact that the property is non-residential means that the sale price should be a good guide to the true value of land in Kildare.

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