Diverse mix of lands in Tullow
Local farming interests are expected to be the key players in the battle for a 187ac residential farm which has come on the market in Tullow, Co Carlow.
The holding at Ballymurphy is one of the largest properties to be offered for sale in the south east this year and Carnew auctioneer, David Quinn, says it has already attracted considerable interest.
He is quoting a guide price of €1.7m for the entire property, but says it may be sold in lots if that offers the best return.
The farm is located 3km from Tullow, 8km from Rathvilly and 12km from Carlow. It is split into two blocks of 106ac and 81ac by the public road so it has ample access and road frontage as a result.
The lands are in a mix of cereals, grass and forestry, with the tillage land being described by the estate agent as "top quality ground".
The 106ac block includes the residence and farmyard, with the lands mainly in tillage - apart from 10ac of grazing ground around the house and yard. The 96ac of cereal ground in this section is in six fields.
"This land is generally of excellent quality, laid out in large easily-managed divisions, free draining and suitable for either tillage or grassland use," said Quinn.
The 81ac section across the road comprises 32ac in two fields, with 10.5ac in tillage and 21.5ac in grass.