100-acre res­i­den­tial farm has ex­tras to jus­tify its price tag

Irish Examiner - Farming - - PROPERTY - Conor Power

A large farm in the Golden Vale zone is al­ways go­ing to cause a stir in the mar­ket.

In the case of a 100- acre res­i­den­tial farm listed with New­cas­tle West-based Lis­ton Auc­tion­eers, the pack­age on of­fer should cause quite a stir. Lo­cated at Bal­lyvoughan, it has about 60 acres of pas­ture, 40 acres of forestry, and a very high qual­ity dwelling with over 3,500 square feet.

Newc ast le Wes t an d the N21 are just 10 min­utes away. The hold­ing has an in­ter­nal road­way for ac­cess to pad­docks.

O u t b u i l d i n g s w e r e c on - structed in re­cent years and are in very good con­di­tion, says sell­ing agent Michael Lis­ton. They in­clude a slat­ted unit (80 x 63ft), a silage pit, two ma­chin­ery sheds (63ft x 30ft and 42ft x 21ft), work­shop (40ft x 45ft), calv­ing pens (22ft x 50ft) and sta­bles (60ft x 15ft).

“It presents a rare op­por­tu­nity to ac­quire a large hold­ing w i t h m o d e r n a nd e n v i r o n - men­tally- friendly farm build­ings,” the agents point out. The house is an­other huge as­set in the pack­age. It’s an ar­chi­tec­turally-de­signed home which fea­tures qual­ity dé­cor and fit­tings through­out, full of im­pres­sive qual­ity fin­ish, from the large gran­ite counter-top kitchen to the fea­ture stone fire­place in the liv­ing room and the high- end ho­tel stan­dard bath­rooms.

The land is in two parts. The forestry land is just six years old, earn­ing an­nual pre­mi­ums in the re­gion of €7,000. The pas­ture land is in very good con­di­tion, ac­cord­ing to the agents, who de­scribe it as “free drain­ing grass­land”. It comes with its own in­come in the form of an­nual en­ti­tle­ments.

Fur­ther de­tails are avail­able on re­quest from the agents. “Over all, it ’ s an un­usu al pack­age,” says Michael, who em­pha­sises the rar­ity of such a com­mod­ity and one which will be a dream come true for the right client.

It is the kind of prop­erty that could be sub­di­vided into its three nat­u­ral com­po­nents, but the agent says there are no plans to do this yet, and its lay­out may not be con­ducive to sub­di­vi­sion. “That said, we have had an en­quiry from a client last week look­ing for just the house and its cur­tilage, and an­other client was look­ing at the land and out­build­ings.” The price guide is €890,000. It seems a very good price for the right client.

Some of the land on the 100-acre hold­ing at Bal­lyvoughan Ardagh, Lim­er­ick

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