Farm Ireland

Saturday 21 April 2018

Hobby gem in easy reach of the capital

Killahurler 19ac ideal for would-be small holders
Wicklow, 19ac Lot guides: €70k and €150k

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A beautiful and manageable non-residential Wicklow farm, with views of the sea, is coming onto the market and will be sold at auction at the Arklow Bay Hotel next Tuesday.

This 19ac farm, with a range of farm buildings, is located at Killahurler, in a picturesque rural setting, two miles from the village of Woodenbridge, five miles from Arklow and five miles from the M11.

The property is ideal for someone looking for a small holding within 50 miles of Dublin.

The land is all in one field with the farmyard and buildings on one acre separated from the remainder of the property by a road.


The land is of prime quality and, although surrounded by hills, it is level, south-facing and sheltered from the north by forestry.

It is currently in grass but Michael Kinsella, of selling agents Kinsella Estates, Gorey, insists that the property is suitable for any farming enterprise.

The farm buildings include two four-bay haybarns with a lean-to shed, a lofted cow byre and a substantial workshop or garage. The farmyard has its own water supply.

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Mr Kinsella said that the extensive road frontage coming with the property -- totalling around one mile onto two roads -- means that, with the proper planning, the holding could be easily transformed into an attractive residential farm.

The farm is expected to be of interest to a wide range of customers. Possible bideders could include local farmers seeking to extend their land holding to hobby farmers and customers looking for a neat parcel of land not too far from the capital.

The property is to be sold in two lots. Lot one includes the farmyard on one acre, while lot two will consist of the remaining 18ac.

Lot one is being guided at €70,000, while lot two goes to auction with a guide price of €150,000.

The farm will be auctioned at the Arklow Bay Hotel, Arklow, Co Wicklow, at 3pm next Tuesday.

Irish Independent