Farm Ireland

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Close to the capital and perfect for the hobby farmer

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

An old dairy farm at Bishopcourt, Straffan, Co Kildare, should attract a mix of interest when it goes to auction next week.

The 69ac farm is located just 20km from the capital, between the M4 and the M7, which should make it an attractive proposition for anyone looking to commute.

The property is being sold in two lots. The first section comprises the house, farmyard and 10ac, while the remaining 59ac make up the second lot.

According to Richard Brophy of selling agents Goffs Country, the vendors are brothers who have a bigger farm elsewhere and are selling the 'home place', their parents' farm.

The house, farmyard and 10ac are obviously targeted at the aspiring hobby farmer or the city dweller who may have sold well during the boom and wants to make a modest investment in the country.

The house is a traditional two-storey farmhouse in need of renovation.

It comes with an old dairy farmyard.

The 59ac lot is in permanent pasture and is classed by the agents as top class farmland.

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A guide price of €550,000 is being quoted for the house and 10ac. The 59ac section is being guided at €15,000/ac. The farm goes to auction at Lawlor's Hotel, Naas, Co Kildare, at 3pm on Wednesday, October 6.

Irish Independent