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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: A 60ac holding in horse country is keenly priced as the retiring owners are realistic about the current market.
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS: A 60ac holding in horse country is keenly priced as the retiring owners are realistic about the current market.
Majella O'Sullivan

Majella O'Sullivan

A residential holding of 60ac in the heart of horse country in Co Tipperary is very keenly priced, guiding at €480,000.

Unlike most auction sales of late, the sale of the grazing farm at Mobarnane, Fethard, Co Tipperary on Monday, March 29, is not an executor's sale. The owners are retiring and auctioneer John FitzGerald of Dougan FitzGerald insists they are realistic about the market as demonstrated by the guide price.

Dougan FitzGerald Ltd are joint selling agents with Cullahill, Co Laois, auctioneer David O'Connell.

The farm is an old grassland holding on 60ac located close to the village of Moyglass, off the main Cashel to Fethard road. The farm comes with road frontage and the residence is set about 100 yards back from the road.

Although it offers good prospects, it does need some care and attention.

"The land has been let in recent years so it would require a fair bit of straightening out," Mr Fitzgerald said.

"However, it does have good prospects. It is good dry, fattening land that has been in the same family for a long time.

"The family have decided to liquidate their asset but they are living in the real world when it comes to the market."

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The two-storey house, although structurally sound, will require some investment to bring it up to family standard. The yard comes with a hay shed and lean-to but does not include any modern outbuildings.

Mr FitzGerald says the type of holding would attract local interest.

Given its location, type and size, it will also be attractive to somebody with equine interests. The inclusion of a residence could also make a lot of people sit up and take notice.

"It was for sale by private treaty last autumn. We'll be trying to sell it under the hammer but, if not, we'll come back and talk to the highest bidder," Mr Fitzgerald said.

* Viewing is highly recommended and can be arranged by contacting the the joint selling agents, Dougan FitzGerald at 052-6121003 or David O'Connell at 057-8737126

Irish Independent