Grange 85ac featuring derelict house exceeds €9k/ac
A farm extending to 85ac with a derelict house and yard situated at Grange, Dunlavin, on the Wicklow/Kildare border, sold at auction last week for €775,000 or just over €9,000/ac.
Located 2km from Dunlavin, the farm is made up of good quality ground laid out in a number of manageable divisions that are bounded by mature hedgerow and serviced by a central farm roadway. Currently in tillage, the ground could be turned to any farming enterprise.
Subject to planning permission, the derelict residence and yard could smooth the path to the development for a residence, said Phillip Byrne of Maynooth auctioneers Coonans.
The auction opened at €650,000 and with three bidders in the frame the price climbed to €720,000.
The property was put on the market at €725,000 but the hammer finally fell at €775,000 when the property sold to a local man.
Staying in Leinster, a spacious two-storey farmhouse set on 16ac of fine land at Gneevebawn, Tyrellspass, Co Westmeath was withdrawn from auction last week after a sole bid of €200,000 on the residence and five acres.
The four-bedroom house on an elevated site is finished to a high standard, while the yard includes a block of six new stables, eight loose boxes, a sand arena and a haybarn.