In one of Jordan Auctioneers last Auctions of 2021, they sold 38ac of non-residential land just outside Sallins in Co Kildare. With an attendance of about 20 people, bidding was lively from the get go with the property opening at €500,000 and there was three active bidders throughout. The hammer fell at a price of €835,000 equating to almost €22,000/ac coming close to doubling the guide price of €12,000/ac that was on the holding.

Location was certainly on this property’s side, with Sallins (3.5km), Naas (6km), Clane (7km) and the M7 Motorway all within easy reach. It is good-quality land, laid out in three large divisions. With frontage onto the local road of about 500m, it would make an ideal site for a residence subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission.

The purchaser is believed to be local. Speaking after the auction, Clive Kavanagh from Jordan Auctioneers said: “Demand for agricultural land has remained strong throughout 2021 with a wide cross section of purchasers to the fore, the price achieved was exceptional but is a reflection of current market conditions and the location of this land, close to Naas was a driving factor.”