Farm Ireland

Monday 18 December 2017

Tipp top Marlhill property likely to attract lively auction interest

'Best of Tipperary land' to go under hammer in two divisions with guide of €9,000/ac

A former stud farm, this property is suitable for any type of farming and comprises top-quality land
A former stud farm, this property is suitable for any type of farming and comprises top-quality land
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A top-quality South Tipperary farm bordering Rockwell College has come on the market and will be sold at auction at Clonmel on Wednesday, April 6.

Laid out in two divisions with substantial road frontage, the farm is divided by the M8 motorway.

According to John Stokes, of Stokes and Quirke, the property is suitable for any type of farming and comprises the best of land. The Clonmel-based selling agents are guiding the sale at €9,000/ac.

The farm is located at Marlhill, one mile from New Inn village, on the road to Golden, and is about 13km from Bansha, 11.5km from Cashel and 14km from Fethard.

The place was originally a stud farm renowned for adjusting and pre-training horses, and is home to a stable yard with several equestrian facilities.

The property is to be sold in three lots. Lot one comprises 61ac, lot two is made up of 40ac, which includes a derelict residence and a substantial stable yard, and lot three is the entire.

The 61ac section shares a substantial boundary with the famed Rockwell College and is made up of top-quality, free-draining, limestone-based ground. The lot is all in one block with mature hedgerows and numerous specimen trees throughout. It is serviced by mains water and has extensive road frontage onto a country road.

"The 61ac is the best of South Tipp land," said Mr Stokes,

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"You couldn't get better. Anyone who attended Rockwell College knows the quality of this ground."

The land in lot two is described as heavier than the ground in lot one but it is still fine land. While serviced by piped water, a new well was sunk last Christmas.

This section of the property comes with a derelict house and a substantial stable yard, which includes 26 loose boxes, a five-span hay barn with lean-to, a feed room, a tack room, an enclosed lunging ring around 45ft in diameter and an old-style barn with a further seven stables.

Given that the locality is well known in the equestrian business, a fine stable yard such as this, in this area, is sure to attract great interest at home and abroad.

While the M8 motorway divides the lots, Mr Stokes says it is not an obtrusive spectacle, either visually or in terms of noise pollution, as it is set below the land and hidden from view.

Mr Stokes believes that the €9,000/ac guide is a reasonable price to expect from the sale of this farm. "Given the quality of the land, the facilities and the location, I'm sure it will attract lively interest on the day," he said.

The auction will be held at the offices of Stokes and Quirke at 9 Sarsfield Street, Clonmel, at 3pm on April 6.

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