Farm Ireland

Friday 19 January 2018

Period house a tempting choice

Land attached to a period house is worth looking at as those who built such houses rarely built on bad ground.

Carrickmoyragh House, Newtownforbes, Co Longford, is a good example of a 19th-century house on good fattening land.

The two-storey house and 138ac go to auction at the Longford Arms Hotel, 3pm, on Friday.

Selling agent James Murtagh says the holding is recognised locally as a good beef-rearing farm. The holding has extensive road frontage on the N4 and on an adjoining side-road. It is served by mains water.

The house has not been lived in since 2004 and needs much refurbishment, but has two reception rooms, five bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, toilet and an impressive tile-floored hall.

The outbuildings are laid out in 19th-century courtyard style with a good range of houses and sheds.

The property is for sale in five lots. Lot one consists of the house on c.104.7ac, lot two is c.30ac, while lots three and four consist of c.2.465ac and c.1.134ac respectively. The latter two lots are suitable for sites, subject to planning permission.

Selling agents James L Murtagh & Associates, Mullingar, are guiding the property at €950,000 and anticipate strong interest at the auction.

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