Farm Ireland

Monday 19 February 2018

Pick up two properties for price of one in Co Carlow

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

76ac farm at Ballysallagh, Hacketstown, features four-bedroom home and one-bed cottage -- both renovated to highest standard

A residential farm extending to 76ac at Ballysallagh, Hacketstown, Co Carlow, is a tempting proposition for anyone with an eye for a well-renovated house and an attachment to the land. Located on the Wicklow border, the farm was once home to a thriving concrete product and prefabricated construction business and features a yard with extensive storage and worksheds.

The property is for sale by private treaty and Tony Jackson of Jackson Auctioneers, Hacketstown, is guiding the holding at €950,000.


Located approximately half a mile from Hacketstown, seven miles from Tinahely, 18 miles from Carlow and 42 miles from Dublin's M50, the property comes with a fully refurbished four-bedroom granite farmhouse in pristine condition, and a one-bedroom granite cottage, known as the Stonecutter's Cottage, which has also been fully renovated.

It comprises a fitted kitchen/dining area and a mezzanine bedroom with an old-style bath adjacent to the bed.

A separate sitting room leads to a large sun-room, built as an extension to the property.

The cottage is serviced by its own well and sewage system and is heated by oil.

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The residence, home to the owners of the construction business formerly located in the yard, has been renovated to the highest standards and excellently finished.

It is approached by a long driveway through electric gates. The accommodation includes an entrance porch, living room with stove, fully fitted kitchen/dining area and a large utility room.

There is also a six-seater cinema room, a sitting room with open fireplace, double bedroom, and bathroom with double shower and bath.

Upstairs, there are two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite bathroom, a single bedroom and sauna room.


Outside, a spacious garage has been built along with a pumphouse with boiler, water pump and toilet.

The house is serviced by its own well and sewage system and is heated by oil-fired central heating.

The dwelling is surrounded by pasture land and has fine views of the Wicklow Mountains.

The land, extending to 76ac, is described by auctioneer Tony Jackson as very good quality ground. It is currently in grass and comes with entitlements.

The land has been laid out in a number of easily managed fields and has been well watered and fenced.

The majority of the farm has been freshly re-seeded in recent years.

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