Have it all at six-star Birr farm

Majella O'Sullivan

Majella O'Sullivan

FALLING property values have created an opportunity to acquire a fine residence on 89.5ac of Offaly farmland for €800,000.

Kingston in Fortal, Birr, is a substantial six-bedroom residence set on 89.5ac of what's described as good quality farmland just 2km outside the town.

The sale, which is by private treaty, includes a range of farm buildings, a single farm payment entitlement worth more than €6,500 a year and a forestry premium worth €4,054 a year.

The house is a fine family dwelling located towards the middle of the holding and approached via an avenue. The original house was built in the late 19th century but a large extension to the rear was added about seven years ago.

Accommodation includes entrance hall, under-stairs office, two reception rooms, a large family kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, bathroom and downstairs bedroom on the ground floor.

Upstairs there are five more bedrooms, including an en-suite master bedroom, and the main bathroom. Two of the bedrooms have fitted wardrobes.


The house has the added benefit of solar panels for hot water and a wood pellet heating system. The surrounding mature gardens are landscaped and planted with flower beds, shrubs and a variety of trees.

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The lands are laid out in one block and are currently in grass, vegetables and trees.

They are broken up into 60ac of top quality land in grass and vegetables, 20ac of forestry, planted five years ago, and 10ac of fallow land.

The yard comes with a range of farm buildings that are said to be in a very good condition. These include a three-span hay barn and two-bay lean-to with concrete wall, machinery shed, three-bay barn, slatted shed with a three-bay lean-to at either side, two silage pits and a concrete yard.

The farm is extremely well located just two miles outside Birr and 11km from Roscrea.

Viewing is by appointment with the joint selling agents Knight Frank in Dublin and Damian Lynch Auctioneers in Banagher. For further details contact Robert Ganly or Celia Lamb at 01 662 3255 or Damian Lynch at 086 258 2186

Irish Independent

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