Laois lots set to turn heads
When a farm in Ballacolla, Co Laois, is described as a fine tillage and grass farm, the chances are the description is accurate.
Ballacolla is at the heart of Laois farming country and many will remember the area for its hosting of the 2002 Ploughing Championships.
With this in mind, there will be much interest locally and from farther afield in the sale of a 71ac residential holding located at Killermogh, Ballacolla.
The property comes for auction on Friday, October 28, and selling agent Joseph Coogan, of Castlecomer, is guiding the sale at €850,000, or almost €12,000/ac.
Located one mile from Ballacolla village and six miles from Abbeyleix, the holding includes a bungalow residence and farm buildings.
The bungalow is a solid structure consisting of an entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen and dining area, four bedrooms and bathroom. It comes with double-glazed PVC windows, oil-fired central heating and ample front and back garden space. The farmyard is of the traditional kind, consisting of a round-roof shed with lean-to and several old stone buildings.
Mr Coogan describes the land as top quality agricultural ground with a mix of tillage and pasture that is well watered and well fenced.
The farm will be sold in lots or as an entire.