Over the last two years, an increase in people working from home has heightened interest in rural living, sparking a bit of life into the market for houses on the outskirts of towns and villages around the country.

One such property is listed with Dunmore, Co Galway-based John Roche Auctioneering, who is bringing a circa 25ac residential holding to the market that is sure to whet the appetite of those searching for a rural home with land.

The land is of good quality, typical of the locality.

Consisting of 24.9ac in total, approximately half the holding (12.35ac) is in forestry, while the balance would be classified as good agricultural lands. These are divided into four natural divisions.

The largest of the fields is located at the front of the property with remaining fields adjacent to the house and behind it.

There are no agricultural payments included in the sale but there are seven years remaining on the forestry premia worth €1,040/annum on the forestry that was planted at the rear of the holding in 2013.

An avenue lined with magnificent mature trees leads in from the road to a large cottage which hasn’t been lived in for some time.

This property oozes potential and is sure to reward anyone interested in getting stuck into a renovation project.

The cottage and yard are set back from the public road and surrounded by mature trees and hedgerows.

The cottage and out buildings surrounded by mature trees and hedgerows giving extra privacy.

There is huge potential here for any purchaser looking to pick up some land and take on a renovation project.

The outbuildings are an assortment of old farm buildings, some of which form a small sheltered courtyard to the rear of the house and could lend themselves to development as an office or studio. Closer to the land is a double lean-to shed.

Centrally located in Connacht, this potential renovation project has plenty of commuting options.

Tuam and Ballyhaunis are about 20 minutes away, while heading northwest, Claremorris can be reached within half an hour. Other urban centres in the region such as Roscommon and Athleague are a little further out, while Galway city is 50km to the south.

The cottage and yard are access via an avenue lined with mature trees.

Selling agent, John Roche is guiding this north Galway property at around the €200,000 mark, which puts it in the region of €8,000/ac.