Farm Ireland

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Forestry income on offer in golden triangle holding

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

The triangle between Ennis, Limerick and Shannon is one of the more prosperous areas of the country with a strong social infrastructure. So, plenty of interest is expected for the sale of a 40ac residential holding located at Afflick, Tulla, Co Clare.

The property comes with a forestry premium income of €5,600 per year and the sale is being guided by De Courcy Estate Agents at €575,000.

Situated in a rural area 12 miles from Ennis, 15 miles from Shannon and 21 miles from Limerick, the farm includes 31ac of ash, oak, beech, alder, cherry and Japanese larch with 6ac in old wood including oak, silver birch and hazel. The forestry premium runs out in 2020.

The extensive gardens are a unique feature of this property, having been entirely developed by the current owner. They include a 0.75ac pond, a plant nursery surrounding the house along with seven irrigated poly tunnels and a walk-in cold store.

Among the outbuildings is a derelict house and shed. Water is supplied by a well.

The four-bedroom house has been fully refurbished and is in excellent decorative condition.


The accommodation includes an oak-fitted kitchen with a solid-fuel stove that heats the house, an office with a small fuel stove, a TV room with an open fire, a conservatory, utility room and a downstairs toilet.

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Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and a bathroom.

According to auctioneer John De Courcy, this is an unusual property.

"It isn't often one sells a house and forestry as one property but both have been developed by the owner and he is anxious to sell them as a unit," he said.

He describes the house as a very decent property in a good location.

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