A remarkable property that includes a period farmhouse dating from the 1640s and 276 acres of the finest south Tipperary land is to be sold at public auction at the end of March.
The farm includes 1.5 miles of riverbank on the Suir with renowned fishing rights and 30 acres of undeveloped sand and gravel deposits. A guide price of €3.35m is being quoted and, according to John Shelley of joint selling agents Shelley and Purcell, the property is attracting a lot of interest.
Glencastle House and farm is located three miles from the lovely village of Kilsheelan, nine miles from Clonmel and five miles from Carrick on Suir.
The five-bedroom residence is described by John Shelley as a period farmhouse, not to be confused with a period house.
The house is in excellent condition having been renovated eight years ago and includes five bedrooms, a fully fitted kitchen, a bathroom, and two spacious reception rooms. Refurbishment of two of the bedrooms needs to be finished.
The main approach to the farm is by means of a tarmac avenue with post and rail fencing, while the property can also be accessed from a public road field entrance and from a surfaced right of way entrance.
The land, comprising 276ac is top quality arable land that includes 31 acres of ash and Christmas tree woodland, with four years of premia remaining. The farm is laid out in large divisions of stubble and pasture, serviced by a central farm roadway.
It has been let as a unit for the past 10 years and was farmed for vegetable growing during that time.
While its reputation as a good tillage farm is well established, John Shelley believes that the property would make an excellent dairy farm. "It could be easily paddocked as the internal roadway provides ready access to the fields," he explains.
The extensive farmyard consists of a large 10-span slatted unit capable of carrying 300 cattle, as well as a disused milking parlour, two silage pits, a cubicle shed and a range of multi-purpose sheds with cattle handling facilities.
The farm has three supplies of water; the house is served by a group water scheme, the farm by a deep well with a pump, while the River Suir provides a natural supply of water.
There is single and double strand electric fencing throughout the property.
One of the unique attractions of the property is that it comes with fishing rights to 1.5 miles of the Suir.
The fishing in this particular stretch is renowned in the angling world where anything from 200 to 250 salmon can be expected to be caught annually.
The fishing rights are currently leased to the Clonmel Fishing Club, a lease that expires in four years' time.
The auction takes place at the Minella Hotel, Clonmel at 2.30pm on Thursday, March 31, with a guide price of €3.25m or €12,000/ac.
Shelley and Purcell Auctioneers, Carrick-on-Suir, are joint agents with Collins O'Meara, Fermoy, Co Cork.