Shannonside potential in large Limerick holding
It needs some remedial work, but this large holding in Limerick has great potential
It's a fine but hardy April morning when Newport auctioneer James Lee arrives to show me around one of the more substantial farms to come on the market in Co Limerick for some time.
The 106ac residential farm at Grange between the Shannonside city and Kilmallock comes with a guide price of €750,000 or about €7,000/ac and it's for sale by private treaty.
Located 15km from the city the farm is 4km from Fedamore, and 9km from Bruff. This countryside is home to some great dairyland and some of the most productive holdings in the county are located here.
An elegant cut-stone gateway leads to the farm and we drive on a long hard-core passage to the farmyard and the house located at the centre of the holding.
The ground to the right of the passageway is higher, good grazing ground while some of the land to the left tends to slope away to somewhat heavier territory with tufts of rushes.
The house and yards are at the centre of the farm and to the back of the residence are a number of good fields on a crown of land and some fields that might be more suitable for summer grazing.
A field at the entrance and fronting the R512 Limerick to Kilmallock road has decent site potential, conditional on the necessary planning permissions.
The ground throughout is very firm underfoot at the moment and while I wore wellingtons during the visit I did not need them.