There are some lovely small residential farms coming to the market and among them is a 54ac residential holding at Carralavin, Bonniconlon, Co Mayo. The holding will be sold at auction with a guide price of €425,000 or over €7,800/ac.
A short drive from Ballina, the property is the subject of an executor sale. It includes a cottage, turf sheds, a hayshed and comes with extensive road frontage and some river frontage. It can be bought in lots or as an entire.
The land is mainly good grazing ground that is well fenced and in good heart. The major part of the farm, extending to 44ac, has road frontage to both sides of a local road.
A 21ac parcel to the south west of this road is entirely made up of good grazing ground, while the corresponding lands at the other side extend to 23ac and are described by Karl Fox of selling agents Fox and Gallagher as "85pc good with the remainder merging into bogland at the northern end."
A 10ac parcel near the house is accessed from the house and yards but independent access can be established from the road leading to the homestead. This piece is made up of good, free draining lands.
The dwelling is a traditional cottage set in a farmyard surrounded by a range of dated outbuildings. The residential accommodation includes a porch, a kitchen/living area, two bedrooms and a shower room.
The house is structurally sound but needs some work. The outbuildings are of the traditional kind and include two block and plaster sheds and a two-column haybarn.
The property is to be offered for auction in lots with the 21ac and 23ac parcels at either side of the public road making up two lots.
The 10ac parcel behind the house will make up another while the house and yard on 0.6ac make up the final parcel.
The auction takes place at the Merry Monk, Killala Road, Ballina at 3.30pm on Wednesday April 8.