A block of 295ac with a derelict house is for sale in Co Kerry and attracting interest from far and wide.

The land is in the area between Killarney and Kenmare and is being sold by Sherry Fitzgerald Stack. The guide price is in the region of €625,000.

Auctioneer Maurice Stack said that 25ac of the farm is good agricultural land suitable for any farming enterprise.

Another 65ac is established forestry with nine years of premiums left to be claimed.

This forestry is in one block and benefits from good access, he said. The balance of the land, approximately 200ac, is described as good hill land.

There are 94 entitlements to EU Basic Payment going with the farm. These have a value of approximately €65 each giving a total claim to payments – at current rates of approximately €6,100. In addition, the farm was previously in the REPS scheme and generated further annual payments.

There is a derelict house at the edge of the land. There is also a three-bay hayshed with lean-to on the land, with a sheep dipping facility.

Maurice Stack said that there have been good enquiries about this holding with five farmers from different parts of the country having expressed an interest.