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Thursday 18 October 2018

Big price expected for 70ac Kilkenny holding with a range of farm buildings

The yard, separate from the house has a range of farm buildings
The yard, separate from the house has a range of farm buildings
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A 70.5ac residential farm at Clone, Kilmoganny near Kells in Co Kilkenny is for sale by private treaty with an overall guide price of €780,000.

Located about 24km from Kilkenny City the farm comprises a large two storey farmhouse and a bungalow extension, a farmyard and 70.5ac of land in a total of four lots.

The house is a complex building of two structures that can be lived in as two separate houses with separate entrances.

Both are well presented and in good condition throughout.

The bungalow extension includes an entrance hall, a kitchen/dining area, a sitting room, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

Built 30 years ago this part is in very good condition and could be rented separately from the main house or vice-versa.

The main house is a two- storey traditional farmhouse about 250 years old. All the exterior walls have been dry-lined, a new heating system installed, the electrics modernised and the attic insulated.

The accommodation includes a kitchen, dining room, bathroom and a utility on the ground floor while upstairs there are three bedrooms.

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The older house with its entrance from the road is set in a traditional courtyard with a range of out offices while the bungalow has an independent access from the rear.

The yard, separate from the house has a range of farm buildings including a lean-to shed, a four-column haybarn, a large A-roofed shed with cubicles and cattle handling facilities.

The 70ac farm is for sale with a 250 year old farmhouse and a bungalow built in the 1980s
The 70ac farm is for sale with a 250 year old farmhouse and a bungalow built in the 1980s

The land is good grazing ground in a number of different lots. It includes 38.57ac of pasture of which 30ac is described as top class with 8ac divided by the public road. This portion includes the farm buildings and is guided at €400,000.

The house with its outbuildings can be bought separately on a 0.5ac site guided at €130,000. A 9.5ac portion in two fields that need attention is guided at €8,000/ac while a 21.5ac portion of the farm described as a good grazing holding is also guided at €8,000/ac.

Kilkenny auctioneer Pat Gannon describes this as a fine farm of ground and he expects the private treaty sale to generate attention from a wide range of customers.

TULLAROAN AUCTION

Another farm Mr Gannon expects to create a stir is a 131ac farm in a variety of lots at Woodsgift, Graine and Tullaroan in Co Kilkenny. The holding is made up of roadside lands and will be sold in up to 10 lots with an overall sales price of €1.3m.

The sections are comprised of a 61ac farm of roadside land in seven lots at Kildrinagh, Woodsgift while a 45ac parcel of roadside lands at Greenhill Graine is available in two lots and a 25ac piece at Ballybeagh, Tullaroan makes up the final piece.

The farm will be sold at auction at the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny at 2pm on Friday, April 27.

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