Laois farm goes for over €3m
One of the last auctions of 2015 saw a substantial Laois farm extending to 318ac at Ballacolla and Aghaboe sell in two lots under the hammer for a total of €3.145m
The farm is split between Ballacolla and Aghaboe with a house, sheds and 227.3ac located at Ballygeehan Lower near Ballacolla and another 90ac located about 7km away at Skeagh, Aghaboe between Ballacolla and Borris-in-Ossory.
The main farm at Ballygeehan on 227.3ac is centred around a two-storey residence that hasn't been lived in for quite some time.
The property is in need of complete refurbishment with accommodation that includes a sitting room, living room, study, kitchen and utility with four bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. The rooms are spacious and the building is in relatively good structural shape but needs a complete overhaul.
Adjacent to the house is a farmyard on a substantial concrete apron that includes a series of useful sheds including a large high roofed modern four-bay shed with two bays and two equally high locked bays with roller doors.
Across the yard is a three-column haybarn with a six-column lean-to currently used for fodder storage, while adjacent is a six-column haybarn where a lean-to faces a five-column lean-to across a central feeding passage.
There are a series of old stone buildings that once formed the courtyard of the old house, a number of cattle handling facilities and a concrete silage pit.
The land is made up of fine tillage and grazing ground. Stretching off behind the house and sheds, are 198ac of land that is firm underfoot, mainly under stubble and well minded.