Stuart & Company Auctioneers & Valuers, Castleisland, Co Kerry, has a c72 acre (29.98ha) non-residential farm heading for public auction this coming week.

The land at Ballybane, Firies, is centrally located within Kerry and is just off the L7002. It’s 2km to the village of Firies, while Farranfore and the N22 road are within 5km of the holding. The public auction takes place in the Killarney Plaza Hotel at 3pm on Thursday 9 February.

Comprising top-quality agricultural land, all in one block, the holding is divided into a number of fields with natural boundaries and has been used for grazing or production of silage over the years.

There is a cattle crush close to the entrance which has a water and electricity connection. This top-quality self-draining ground is in excellent condition apart from a few acres to the rear of the property. There are no entitlements attached to this holding and access is via a right of way.

The land is top quality and has been in grass for many years.

Its proximity to the N22, the main artery through the county, means this farm is in a very convenient location in an area where dairy and drystock farming rule the roost. The towns of Killarney, Castleisland, Killorglin and Tralee are all 15km to 22km away from the farm.

Its quality, location and the rarity with which a farm of this size comes up for sale means that it is being guided in the region of €13,000 to €16,000/acre. That puts the guide in the general direction of €1m.

50ac residential farm

Also within the Castleisland area, Stuart auctioneers has a residential farm of almost 50 acres newly listed. For sale by private treaty, the farm at Gortgloss, Castleisland, extends to 49.79 acres (20.15ha) of land that is all in one block on either side of a public road which leads to a cul de sac.

The land varies in quality from very good quality to other sections which require a level of upgrading to bring them to a more productive level. The lands are currently utilised for grazing together with the production of hay and silage. There is a range of old farm buildings to the rear of the residence, a round-roofed hay shed is the main structure and there is a variety of other smaller buildings, some of which require repair to restore them to their original glory.

A traditional two-storey farmhouse is situated next to the farmyard and farm buildings. Requiring significant modernisation, on the ground floor there is an entrance porch, living room, kitchen and a bedroom with ensuite and wet room. Upstairs there are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. All the windows are double-glazed aluminium framed and the house has an oil-fired central heating system.

The c49 acre residential farm at Gortgloss, Castleisland is all in one block.

Only 1.5km from the R577 Castleisland to Scartaglin road, it is 4km from the village of Scartaglin, Castleisland is 10 minutes’ drive away while it is almost equidistant from Killarney (23km) and Tralee (25km).

It is believed there has been strong interest in this residential holding that carries an advised minimum value (AMV) of €500,000.