€12,000/ac paid for 60 acres in Carlow
A compact residential farm extending to 59.64ac at Ardoyne, Tullow, Co Carlow, was selling well in lots at a recent auction until a man with an eye for the entire waited his turn and, overtaking all bidders, bought the place for €725,000 or more than €12,000/ac.
Located 2.5miles from Tullow, the holding is situated off the Tullow to Ardattin road. The property, subject of an executor sale, includes a four-bedroom bungalow, an extensive farmyard and almost 60ac of land suitable for grazing or tillage.
The four bedroom residence was built in 1977 and is described by John Dawson of Dawson auctioneers, Tullow as a fine house in very good condition.
The lands are made up of the best of arable ground laid out in a number of manageable divisions suitable for livestock or crops.
The yard has a wide range of buildings including a three-span machinery shed, a partly enclosed free standing machinery shed, a four-span hayshed with four-span lean-to, a five-span hayshed with a five-span lean-to and a number of stone buildings.
Other facilities include a cattle collection yard and a slurry tank.
There was plenty of interest at auction and proceedings opened when Lot One, the house and yard on 46.48ac, was bid to €575,000.
The 10.36ac making up Lot Two was bid to €135,000 and when Lot Three, a 2.56ac parcel of flood plain, was offered it was bid to €7,500. The entire was then put up for auction and Mr Dawson sought offers in excess of the accumulated bids of €717,500 already placed on the lots.