Price slashed for Déise tranquility
A lmost half of the original asking price has been shaved off a Co Waterford farm. The 82ac residential property at Shanbally, Lemybrien, was first up for sale in April 2008 at a €1.7m asking price.
However, joint selling agents Colliers Jackson-Stops and Harty & Co Auctioneers in Dungarvan are now quoting a revised guide price in the region of €1m.
The property's 82 acres are of mixed-quality land, and the holding includes a four- bedroom house in need of renovation. Alternatively, it would make a lovely site for a new build with its fabulous views of the Comeragh Mountains. The setting is completely private and it is approached from the public road via a very long avenue.
There are around 65ac of good arable land in the total acreage, which are currently rented to a tillage farmer.
"It's an impressive farm with excellent arable land, road frontage protected by mature trees and hedgerows, with spectacular views across the surrounding countryside," said auctioneer Edward Townshend.
The house is situated in the centre of the property, off a quiet country road and is approached via a long, partly tree-lined avenue that runs through the middle of the property. Accommodation extends to 1,200sqft and includes an entrance hall, kitchen, sitting room, bathroom and four bedrooms. There is also a second entrance off the public road, which gives additional road frontage.
The arable portion of the lands is said to be well drained and divided into good-sized, level divisions protected by mature hedgerows and trees. These fields are currently planted with spring barley.
The remaining 17ac border the Dalligan River and are in need of reclamation. However, they now provide excellent cover for game and wildlife.
A traditional farmyard to the rear of the house includes a 780sqft stone shed in need of refurbishment, a three-span hay shed, with walled lean-to, and a fuel shed and tool shed.
"Owing to its exceptional privacy, convenient location and close proximity to the N25, the property would also make an ideal stud farm, trainer's yard or grass farm," added Mr Townshend.
The farm is located on a road adjacent to the main Waterford to Cork N25 route, about seven miles from Dungarvan, 22 miles from Waterford and only three miles from Clonea Strand.
Further information from Colliers Jackson-Stops at 01 633 3700 or Harty & Co at 058 41377
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