One of the more substantial farms to come on the market of late is a 258ac residential farm at Camira, Ballymackey near Nenagh in Co Tipperary. The property is to be sold at auction with a guide price of €2,850,000.
Located north of the town of Nenagh off the Toomevara road, the holding is a five minute drive from the M8 and a 10 minute drive from Nenagh.
Originally part of the Bowen estate, the farm includes a 1940s bungalow residence, a range of dated outbuildings in an old farmyard and 258ac of good land set out in 21 fields.
The farm is all in one block and comes with 1,120m of road frontage and frontage on to the Ollatrim River.
The residence, a dormer bungalow constructed in 1940s, extends to 2,152sq ft. The accommodation includes an entrance hall, dining room, sitting room, three bedrooms, a kitchen, with scullery and boot-room, and a bathroom.
The attic has been floored and is lit by a dormer window and accessed by folding ladder.
The house is heated by solid fuel and oil fired central heating. According to Denis Bergin of selling agents Bergins Auctioneers, Dublin, the building is in good structural condition but in need of some renovation and refurbishment.
Located near the house is a garage and stores, while to the rear are the ruins of an old house and garden.
The farm buildings are of the traditional type and the yard would need some work to bring it up to modern standards, although it includes sheds with a slatted tank and a concrete yard with silage pads.
The property has about 1,120 metres of public road frontage including a lane on the western boundary and a further 440 metres along the roadside shelterbelt on the west side.
There are 21 divisions and, in the main, the land is made up of top quality ground suitable for both tillage and grazing with some fields beside the Ollatrim River more suited to summer grazing. The river forms the northern boundary of the farm.
The land has been carefully farmed over the years and is referred to in the Soil Map of Ireland 1980 as having a limestone composition.
The hedging is of the traditional hedgerow type with some fine stands of trees throughout the entire farm.
The farm is also home to two national monuments including a tower house known as Cappagh Castle and a nearby moated site.
Denis Bergin describes Camira as a holding comprising strong land set at the heart of a strong farming area.
He reports good interest in advance of the auction, which takes place at the Abbey Court Hotel on this Thursday (March 26) at 3pm.