Smaller farms seem to be the trend of the month across the country and the Midlands is no different. Typical of many agricultural properties currently on the market is a 38.9 ac non-residential farm in Ballymullen, 3 km from Daingean in Co Offaly and approximately 15 km from Tullamore.
The private contract sale is led by GVM Tullamore at €320,000 and the farm comes unclaimed.
The land is grass and consists of a mixture of good soil and fields that need some cultivating. A gravel path leading from the road to the farm also serves as an internal lane leading to an old farm with a derelict house and stone outbuildings. Other features include a small pond and an old lime kiln.
The remains of the home can pave the way for planning permission if the new owners decide to build a home on the property.
According to GVM’s Gordon Cobbe, interest in the sale is also expected from non-agricultural investors looking to lease the farm long-term. He says the area is known for strong land lease values.
Mr Cobbe is also handling the sale of an unusual and compact equestrian facility in the same area. The gated community at Clonearl, Daingean consists of a one storey period house on 3ac divided by stone walls into paddocks and a 19th century stable yard. The sale is estimated at €400,000.
The property was once part of the Clonerl estate and was built by William Henry Magan in 1820. Thanks to a strategic marriage known as “The Magnificent” by Clonearl, he came into possession of 20,000 Ac in Westmeath, Offaly and Shankill, Co. Dublin.
The house and yard of this estate most likely formed the stable yard for Clonerl House. The current owner has carefully restored the stables, refreshing the brickwork, re-roofing with original slate and installing new stable doors.
The land is bounded by a stone-walled paddock, although enclosed on all sides, it has an extensive street frontage.
The accommodation in the refurbished house comprises a kitchen/living room, two double bedrooms, a living room and a family bathroom. Fiber optic broadband is available on the street while water is supplied from a private well.
Heffernan Auctioneers, Tullamore are joint sales representatives.
This Friday GVM Tullamore is bringing an AC 37ac farm up for auction in Ard Geashill, Co. Offaly. Located between Geashill and Killeigh, the property comprises a derelict house and slatted shed offered for sale in lots.
A c13.2ac parcel of farmland forms the first lot. With extensive straight frontage this piece is currently laid out on a single lawn and would be ideal for a home subject to the necessary planning permits.
The second lot is a 2.89ac street fronted piece. This also includes a dilapidated bungalow with a shed with a shelter.
The third lot consists of 20.81 acres of grassland in two double fronted lots, while the last lot consists of the entirety. The auction will take place this Friday, August 19 at 3:00 p.m. online on the LSL auction platform.
https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/farm-property/leinster-farm-sales/small-is-beautiful-in-the-midlands-as-39ac-offaly-holding-is-guided-at-320k-41912531.html Small is beautiful in the Midlands as 39ac Offaly Holding is listed at €320,000