Farm Ireland

Saturday 18 November 2017

Property: Kildare estate goes for €2.15m after lively bidding

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Haggard House on 282ac sold under the hammer this week making €2.15m or €50,000 over its guide price.

Consisting of a period house, a steward's house along with a limestone yard and walled garden, the farm is on the Kildare/Meath border at Carbury.

The residence is a two storey over basement period house with a rear extension and 4,000sqft of living space. It was built in 1824 and occupied by the current family since 1956.

The house retains many of its original features with an impressive entrance hall leading to a drawing room and dining room and a substantial kitchen.

The first floor is home to five bedrooms and a bathroom while the basement comprises a number of extra rooms.

An original courtyard has a lofted coach house with a number of stables and outhouses in need of repair.

There are two separate yards located adjacent to the courtyard providing an extensive number of limestone stables and a former two storey steward's house all requiring renovation.

Another yard has three hay barns all with concrete bases in addition to a number of general outbuildings and a walled garden.

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The 286ac of land is all in one large block with extensive road frontage and several access points.

A portion of 60ac of the land is in tillage, 170ac in grass, 37ac in forestry with no premiums remaining and the final 19ac may be suitable for planting.

At auction proceedings opened at €1.7m and with three bidders in action the price rose quickly to €2.15m where it was put on the market and sold at that price by Jordan Auctioneers.

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