Farm Ireland

Sunday 22 April 2018

140ac in Limerick will draw interest

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

An impressive Co Limerick farm extending to 140ac is sure to draw attention from far and wide when it comes to auction on June 22.

James Lee, of Newport auctioneers John Lee & Sons, is quoting a guide price of €2m for the residential farm.

The property at Ballybrood, Caherline, Co Limerick, is located three miles from the east Limerick village of Caherconlish on the Herbertstown Road.

The roadside site includes a large modern house, top-quality agricultural lands, forest and an extensive range of farm buildings.

The residence is a fine two-storey, over-basement house finished to a high specification and including six bedrooms and an attic. It fronts directly onto a gravel drive, while to the rear is a large decking area enclosed by a wrought-iron railing and wall.


The accommodation includes a porch and entrance hall leading to a spacious drawing room with marble fireplace and a solid birch floor. The kitchen shares a space with the dining room and is set on a tiled floor with solid-oak-fitted kitchen units, granite worktops and access to a utility room and ground floor toilet.

The maple floor on the first-level landing leads to the master bedroom that is complete with en-suite bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe. There are two further en-suite bedrooms on the first floor. The second level has three en-suite bedrooms, while above these again, there is an extensive attic space.

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The basement includes a games room, a pool room, a utility room, an office, a laundry room and a lift that goes to the first floor. Also in the basement are found the initial stages of an indoor swimming pool that is finished to sub-floor level.

The lands are in one block and comprise a mixture of top-class fattening lands with slightly heavy ground that was planted in 2004 with a mixture of hardwoods and softwoods.

Annual premia from the 55ac of forestry comes to €10,000.

The agricultural lands extend to 85ac and are divided into a number of large fields that are presently all in grass.

It is well-fenced throughout with stud-rail fencing to the rear and northern side of the residence. All boundaries comprise both mature hedge and timber post-and-wire fencing.

The farm has its own well along with a mains water supply. Together with the farmyard and associated farm buildings, the entire property extends to around 140ac with frontage onto two roads; the R513 Mitchelstown Road and a minor road. The major part of the road frontage runs along the planted section of the holding.


Farm buildings include a five-bay galvanised shed, a steel-framed calving shed with concrete floor, a three-bay galvanised shed with a steel structure and concrete walls, a slatted shed, two cubicle sheds, a six-bay slatted shed with a cattle crush and holding pen, a concrete silage yard and a general purpose hayshed.

There are also a number of derelict preserved properties at the southern side of the holding.

According to the auctioneer, there is good interest in the farm.

"It is rare for a property of this size to come for auction in this area, so there will be keen interest," he said.

The auction takes place at 3pm on Wednesday, June 22, at Pa Kelly's, Boher, Co Limerick

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