Co Laois auctioneer, David O’Connell, is bringing a residential farm near Ballacolla to public auction in early March. The circa 47ac farm is offered in one or more lots.

Just over 1km from Clough village, the farm at Garryduff, Clough, Ballacolla is divided by a public road. North of this is the house and farmyard on approximately 8.9ac. These are listed as Lot 1. Structurally sound, the farmhouse with two bedrooms, kitchen, sitting room, utility and bathroom needs an upgrade but has mains water and private sewerage.

Located on the roadside, there is ample room for an extension, if the purchaser so desired.

The yard has a three-span hay barn with lean-to, a cut stone barn, a stone outhouse and livestock handling facilities.

Agricultural land

The balance of the land is on the southern side of the public road and is divided into a number of fields ranging in size from 4ac to 10ac. For the most part, it’s very good quality agricultural land and suitable for most agricultural enterprises. There is also circa 3ac of old woodland.

This property is being guided in the region of €10,000 to €12,000/ac. The auction takes place at 3pm on Wednesday, 6 March in the

Abbeyleix Manor Hotel.