An 82.9ac roadside farm has come on the market near Borris-in-Ossory, Co Laois, and it will be sold by online auction on 15 April at 2pm. The non-residential land is at Ballaghmore Lower and is being sold by Property Partners Mansfield.

The land is situated four miles from the town of Roscrea and about five minutes’ drive to junction 21 on the M7. All in all, it’s a good location. It’s used as an outfarm for grazing cattle, at present. The owner is scaling back his farming operation.

The farm benefits from being in one block. It also benefits from having frontage onto three roads. One is the old Dublin to Limerick road while the other two are local roads. According to auctioneer Billy Mansfield, there is more than 300m of frontage in total.

The current owner of the farm is scaling back his farming operation.

The land is level, limestone soil in good fertility and it is in permanent pasture. Land in the area is well regarded, according to the auctioneer.

The land is divided into six main divisions with stock-proof external hedges and internal hedges and fencing. Water supply is from a well on the farm and is piped to troughs in all fields. There is also a stream at one section, should it be needed.

Billy Mansfield said there have been a number of enquiries about the land. He is guiding it at €1m, or approximately €12,000/ac.