Auctioneers report a steady stream of buyers for the 20-50ac holding and Raymond Potterton Auctioneers will hope the trend continues when his firm brings a 32ac farm at Mulliganstown, Delvin, Co Meath to auction next week with a guide price of €220,000, or just under €7,000/ac.
Located four miles from Delvin off the N52, the farm comes with a semi-derelict residence and frontage on to three roads.
The lands are mainly in permanent pasture, with the exception of a 6ac parcel in maize. The farm buildings are in poor shape and consist of little beyond an old haybarn.
The farmhouse is not of great value in itself but may be of use were new owners to seek planning permission to turn the holding into a residential farm.
Stephen Barry of Raymond Pottertons describes the farm as an excellent fattening farm.The property will be sold at auction at the company salesrooms at 3pm on Tuesday 24 March at 3pm.
Further south, at Milltown in Co Kildare, Jordan Auctioneers are handling the sale of a lovely little equestrain property. Extending to 20ac with 17 boxes and a three-bedroom staff cottage, the property is coming to auction with a guide of €300,000.
The holding is set on an elevated site with fine views of the surrounding countryside. It is located 1km from Milltown, while Newbridge and Kildare are 5.5km away. Meanwhile, the Curragh, Punchestown and Naas racecourses are all within a 15-minute drive.
The holding comprises 20ac of land with a yard that contains 17 boxes, a staff cottage, an automatic walker, a three-span haybarn, a two-furlong sand gallop and a lunging ring. There is extensive road frontage to the land that is laid out in seven partly-fenced paddocks.
Full unrestricted planning permission was previously granted for a 2,700 sqft, two-storey residence but this has since expired.
According to John Hargaden of Jordans, this is an ideal opportunity to acquire a manageable parcel of land with good equestrian facilities in the heart of horse country.
The property is for sale by public auction on Thursday, April 23 at 3pm at the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co Kildare.