Family estate of 841ac on market
The arrival on the market of 841ac of Kildare land and three period houses has bucked the trend of smaller parcels dominating the market so far this year.
The holdings have been the property of the Robinson family for over 300 years and are being sold by Michael and Louis Robinson, whose preference is to sell the property as an entire to one buyer, but will offer the place in 11 lots if no single buyer has been found when it comes to auction on July 11.
No guide price has been given by selling agents Campion Property Consultants, but land sales in the general area realise prices that range from €8,000/ac for larger farms with up to €15,000/ac paid for smaller parcels.
The property consists of three separate farms -- Clonkeeran, Knockcor and Kilglass -- with sizeable period houses located just 5km from each other, between Broadford, Carbury and Moyvalley in north Kildare close to the Meath and Offaly borders.
The largest of the three farms, at 485ac, comes with Clonkeeran house at Carbury. Some 276ac are currently in spring barley, with another 100ac under grass. A further 24.7ac is in forestry that includes broad leaves, sitka spruce and mixed ash, while 71.6ac is in coppice willow for biomass production in a crop that is due for first harvest next year. Water and drainage is provided by the Sweep river.
Clonkeeran House is a large manor residence with panoramic views over the estate and a tree-lined driveway.
Ready to move in to, it has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a study, sitting room, dining room, utility room and kitchen.