A large farm of 345ac, with an elegant period house, is on the market in Co Kildare. Drummin House, at Carbury, is being sold by joint agents Jordan Auctioneers and Sherry Fitzgerald Country and is going for auction. The guide price is just over €3m.

One of the four large bedrooms.

The farm is in a quiet, peaceful part of Kildare, lying on the R403, which connects Allenwood and Carbury villages. But this is also a convenient location, as it is a mere 2.5km from Derrinturn village, where day-to-day necessities can be got. It’s 5km from Carbury, 8km from Allenwood, 16km from Enfield and the M4 motorway and 24km from Newbridge and the M7.

The house is surrounded by mature trees and parkland.

The farm lies on both sides of the main road and is therefore in a number of divisions. This also means it has extensive road frontage on the R403, totalling approximately 1.2km.

The main entrance is a large, stone-pillared gate. The lengthy gravel avenue is lined with mature trees and leads to a gravel forecourt in front of the residence.

The house is in original condition.

This is a Georgian house, spacious at 6,986ft2. It has four large bedrooms and three large reception rooms. The house is in original condition, with many period features. But it is now in need of restoration – put simply, it’s showing its age.

The front door.

The house was built in the mid-1700s by the Grattan family. In 1915 it was inherited by Robert Cecil De Courcy Wheeler and it remains in the ownership of this family.

In its early days, the estate had close to 2,000ac of land around the house. In the 1970s and 1980s the family got involved in mushroom production and that business continues on as part of the Monaghan Mushrooms group.

There is a caretaker’s lodge on the farm, located beside the farmyard. It has a living room, kitchen/dining room and two bedrooms. It requires restoration.

One of the large reception rooms in Drummin House

A view of the land.

The farmland is located all around the house. It could therefore be farmed as one large platform, the agents point out.

It currently breaks down as 150ac in tillage, 123ac in grassland, 60ac under mature trees and c13ac under stands of beech and willow.

The land varies from excellent quality to heavier land requiring improvement work.

The auction will take place in the Johnstown House Hotel at 3pm on 29 June. The property will be offered in lots as well as the entire.

About 150ac of the farm is in tillage.

Lots 1 and 1A will be the house and 53ac of surrounding land. This land is a mix of parkland and standing mature trees. The guide price is €795,000.

This is the staff house.

Lot 2 will be c44ac bounding lot 1. This land is in tillage and laid out in two divisions. The guide price is €516,000.

Lot 3 will be 248ac in one large block lying across the road from the house.

Currently it has c100ac in tillage, c114ac in grass, c28ac acres of woodland and 6ac of willow.

This lot has an old farmyard with a hayshed and lean-to. There is an old traditional farmyard on this section with a hay barn and lean-to. The River Cushaling flows along the northern and eastern boundary. The guide price is €1,725,000.

This slate-roofed outbuilding is behind the house.

The guide price for this property reflects the fact that the house, grounds and land will require further investment to bring this property to its full potential.