A large residential farm lying in one unit has come on the market near Maynooth, in north Kildare. This fine 106.8ac holding, which also has a farmyard, is at Clonfert and it’s being sold by joint agents Coonan Property and JP&M Doyle. It will be sold by public auction.
Farms of 100ac and more are not that common in Ireland, including in Kildare. They’re even scarcer in the north of the county, where local towns are rapidly expanding and the capital is not far away. So, this property will generate plenty of interest. Potential buyers include farmers from near and far, business people, both local and from elsewhere, and equestrian interests – there are prominent studs in the vicinity.
This farm is in a convenient location, sitting on a local road, the L5039, between Maynooth and Kilcock. It’s 5km from Kilcock and 7km from Maynooth. There is access to the M4 motorway, and to trains and buses at both towns.
The farm is divided by the L5039 into two facing blocks. The larger is c94.5ac while directly across the road is the balance of c12.3ac.
The big block is split into seven main fields and it has approximately 300m of frontage on to the public road. The fields are level and have strong hedge boundaries. The majority of these fields are square shaped. The house and yard sit on this larger block. The smaller block of land lies in one field. It has approximately 100m of frontage on to the same public road.
The land in the general area is good quality. The farm for sale is rented out and currently in tillage but is suited for all farming enterprises and will be sold with vacant possession. There are two field gate entrances on to the land, one on each side of the road.
The house and farmyard are close to the road – about 30m back – but screened off by mature trees and high hedges.
The house is a two bedroomed bungalow, and has been vacant for a number of years. It could be modernised and redecorated or alternatively could be extended or replaced.
The farmyard is close by. The main shed is a five bay round-roofed hayshed with lean-to off it. It has mass concrete walls and would have been used as a silage pit at one stage. It dates back to the 1970s. The shed was well maintained over the years but has not been actively used in some years. There are also a number of smaller outbuildings. There is a hardcore area around the yard and the house which now needs tidying up.
The farm goes for auction on Wednesday, 27 September at 3pm in the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth.
It will be offered in the following lots:
Lot 1 is the bungalow on c94.5ac. The guide price is excess of €1.65m.
Lot 2 is c12.3ac. The guide price is excess of €175,000.