We continue our tour of the country this week by looking at properties for sale by private treaty in the €200,000 to €300,000 range. Our journey takes us from Ballingarry, Limerick, to Graiguenamanagh on the Kilkenny and Carlow border, and on to New Inn in east Galway and Oldcastle in Meath.
We begin in the midwest where Charleville auctioneer, John Flynn, is handling the sale of a 29ac grazing farm at Ahanlin, three miles from the village of Ballingarry, Co Limerick. The property is guided at €225,000 or just over €7,700/ac and there is currently an offer in excess of €200,000 on the table.
The holding has its own access to the public road but most of the original frontage was sold a number of years ago for residential development.
The land is a mix of good grazing ground and more elevated land, with some rock and furze. The property is described by Mr Flynn as a nice piece of ground with lots of potential. The holding is all in one field, with electric fencing making up the outer boundary and is used as a grazing farm by the owner.
Meanwhile, in east Galway, Tuam auctioneer Martin Tryell is spoiled for choice in terms of selecting a farm in the €200,000 to €300,000 bracket. After much cogitation, he nominated a 57ac parcel of land at Cinnuisce, Claregalway. The holding comes with a guide price of €250,000 or just over €4,300/ac.
Located seven miles from Galway and two miles from Claregalway the property is made up of 24ac of "first class land" and a portion of 33ac that is designated part of an SAC and suitable for summer grazing. The holding is laid out in one field, and access to the farm is from a secondary road.
Moving from the land of the Tribes to the land of the Cats, auctioneer Ed Donohoe is selling a 27ac grass farm by private treaty at Collyhume near Graiguenamanagh for €220,000. The land is all in one block and, according to Mr Donohoe, is of "reasonable quality". At just over €8,000/ac this represents great value for this part of the country.
Moving straight up north through the midlands we come to Oldcastle in Co Meath where Trim auctioneer Thomas Potterton is selling a 38.5ac non-residential property in two lots at an overall guide price of €300,000.
Located at Newcastle and Fennor, 4km from Oldcastle and 9km from Virginia, the lands will be sold as an entire or in two lots of 15ac and 23.5ac portion.
Mr Potterton says the 15ac parcel has plenty of road frontage, is all in grass and situated in a lovely setting with a stone wall boundary and some nice stands of trees.
"It has the makings of a fine site for a residence," he said. This parcel is guided at €120,000 or €8,000/ac.
The 23.5ac parcel is laid out in three divisions of grass and comes with a number of derelict, stone-built out-offices. The land is home to lovely views over Loughcrew Cairns containing megalithic burial sites similar to Newgrange. The guide price on this lot is €180,000 or over €7,600/ac.