Two adjoining farms sell for €13,500/ac
The auction of two adjoining Laois properties saw them sell successfully - but not to the one customer.
Originally one farm, the properties belonged to the Odlums milling family, and the business included Woodville House - a period residence on 18ac and a parcel of 100ac of land at either side of the M7 motorway at Meelick, Portlaoise.
The 100ac made €1.35m or €13,500/ac, while the house on 18ac made €630,000
The 100ac has 80ac on the north side of the M7 that adjoins Woodville House. This is all in one block and comes with two farmyards, one made up of old stores with two five-column haybarns, while the other has cattle-handling facilities with a six-column haybarn, a lean-to, cattle accommodation and a silage pit.
The 60ac is in grass and the remainder in tillage. The 20ac on the other side of the motorway is all in grass and has good road frontage.
At auction, the 100ac was offered in its two lots, but the main interest was in the entire, which went on the market at €1.3m and sold at €1.35m to a local farming family
Located on the Portlaoise side of the motorway Woodville is a charming old residence set in mature parkland with a lovely courtyard to the rear and a gate lodge at the entrance.
The house extends to 5,000 sq ft and is in good structural order.