Farm Ireland

Monday 22 January 2018

Hobby holding offers easy reach to the capital

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

There is great interest in a lovely 30ac residential farm with entitlements situated on the old Cork road between Portlaoise and Abbeyleix in Co Laois.

Located at Clonad, Portlaoise, just five minutes off the M7 motorway, the farm is divided by the N7, leaving it with extensive road frontage.

Eamon O'Flaherty, of selling agents Coonan's Property Partners, Maynooth, says the farm comes with a well-maintained yard that includes a silage slab, extensive cattle handling facilities, a two-bay hayshed with a lean-to and a three-bay hayshed with lean-to.

There is ample room to develop the farmyard to include slatted sheds and slurry storage.

The holding is laid out in six fields with the residence and 22ac on one side of the N7 and the remaining eight acres on the opposite side. The land is all in grass, well fenced and has been used for meadowing and grazing in recent years. There is also around €11,000 a year in entitlements attached to the property.

A private avenue leads to the traditional style three-bedroom bungalow built around 30 years ago. The house is nicely maintained throughout and ready for immediate occupation.

Mr O'Flaherty said the land is being sold on behalf of a local family, who has farmed it for the last 30 years.

"The farm has attracted significant interest since going on the market," he said. "Given its location, its attractive size and quality, it should appeal to a range of customers, including local farmers who want to extend and people who might want to buy a nice hobby farm."

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The property will be offered for sale in lots. Lot one includes the residence and yard on 22ac with a guide price of €350,000; lot two consists of eight acres and comes with a guide of €80,000, while lot three, the entire, comes with a guide of €430,000.

The auction will be held at 3pm on Thursday, October 6, at the Midway Hotel, Portlaoise, Co Laois

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