Traditional style in Offaly - thatched cottage on 39ac hits the market
The auction season in Laois and Offaly commences in the next few weeks with the sale of a number of properties by Portarlington-based auctioneer Matt Dunne.
The auctions include the executor sale of a 39ac residential farm in a variety of dispersed lots at Ballymorris, Portarlington. The land forms the estate of the late Tommy McDonnell.
The farm is all in grass with some fields within easy reach of Portarlington. The residential part of the holding includes a four-bedroom bungalow rented for the last 10 years. The house and an adjacent garage are set on 1.5ac. This is guided at €110,000.
A 4.8ac grass field with extensive road frontage adjoins the first lot and comes with a guide of €25,000 while another 4.23ac with road frontage and lane frontage is also guided at €25,000. A 3.3ac field known as Kearney’s Lough, located five minutes walk from the town, is guided at €25,000.
The original farmyard including a three-span hayshed with lean-to, cattle handling and wintering facilities is on 17.7ac with 300m of road frontage. It will be offered with a guide of €160,000.
A final portion made up of 8ac of scrubland fronting the Barrow is for sale by private treaty.
The auction takes place at the Gandon Inn, Emo, Co Laois at 3pm on Tuesday, March 28.