A fine 43ac residential farm at Belgard and Farranadum near Kilcock in Co Kildare is coming to auction in lots with an overall guide price of €440,000.
Located just a kilometre from the main Kilcock/Clane road the holding is about 5kms from the M4 at Junction 8 and about 15km from Maynooth.
Laid out in two principal divisions at either side of a quiet country road, the place has extensive frontage and includes an old cottage with a range of traditional out-offices, grazing ground and a grove of mature woodland.
The holding was well farmed over the years according to Eamon O'Flaherty of selling agents Sherry FitzGerald Brady O'Flaherty who describes it as excellent quality ground suitable for any agricultural purpose including equine.
The first lot is made up of the single-storey cottage on a 1ac site.
It hasn't been occupied in recent years and needs significant refurbishment to make it habitable. However, according to Mr O'Flaherty, it offers a tremendous refurbishment opportunity with excellent scope for extension. With a range of traditional out-offices to the rear this lot is guided at €100,000.
The second lot adjoins the first and includes 14.2ac of land with 300m of road frontage. Laid out in two large fields it is in permanent pasture sheltered by some fine stands of mature trees.
"This would make an ideal site for a residence, subject to receiving the necessary planning permission," Mr O'Flaherty said.
A third lot is a combination of the first two while a fourth is located on the opposite side of the public road and includes about 28ac of good grazing lands, all in permanent pasture with a small area of natural woodland.
Mr O'Flaherty believes this also has site potential, subject to planning. The entire makes up the final lot.
"This farm is ideally located with excellent quality lands in a wonderful mature setting while the cottage affords the successful purchaser the opportunity to create a modern home," said Mr O'Flaherty.
"Places like this are becoming virtually impossible to find in this region," he said.