With an original guide price of €400,000, the 110-acre residential farm at Ardandra, Legan, Co Longford, sold for an astounding €800,000 at auction on Friday last. Included in the 110 acres is circa 41.5 acres of forestry with the remaining circa 68 acres of grazing ground. Also included is a range of derelict farm buildings and storage sheds that are in need of complete renovation.

The lands are divided by a country road and therefore presented the opportunity to be offered in lots at the auction. Offered to the room first, however, was the entire, which opened at a bid of €500,000.