A 100ac residential farm with arable potential on the Wicklow/Wexford border will draw much interest from all elements of the farming sector in the locality.
Located between Arklow and Coolgraney, the property comes with a traditional farmhouse and outbuildings. It goes to auction on July 19 and has a guide price of €1.5m or €15,000/ac.
According to Pat O'Neill of Ashford Auctions Ltd, the farm is mainly under grass, although 4.5ac is under a crop of maize.
He says the holding has great potential as a tillage farm while, at the moment, the major part of the land, 70ac around the house, is being rented by a neighbouring dairy farmer.
The holding is conveniently located on the outskirts of Arklow town, immediately off the M11 motorway and close to the Arklow south exit.
The holding is in a number of natural divisions, with the house, outbuildings and 71ac being together as a unit. Away from the homestead there are three separate divisions made up of a 4.5ac piece, which is under maize, an 18ac parcel of grassland and a 7ac parcel of grassland.
The farm will be sold in lots as per these divisions.
All divisions come with good road frontage. The main farm of 71ac, along with the house and outbuildings, will be offered in its entirety or in two lots. The house and yard on 10ac forms one lot, while the 61ac of grassland makes up the other.
The house is a two-storey farmhouse. It is in need of modernisation, but is being lived in at the moment.
The yard consists of a range of outbuildings that have been converted to stables and lead to a sand arena at the rear of the farmyard.
This part of the property is currently let to a tenant with equestrian interests.
Some of the outbuildings were used for dairying at one time and contain a herringbone milking parlour.
Pat O'Neill is handling the sale in association with Raymond Gaffney & Sons Auctioneers, Arklow.
Mr O'Neill believes that there will be a lot of local interest in the property.