A circa 41ac farm near Rhode, Co Offaly with derelict residence and farmyard is going for public auction in early March.

Brought to the market by joint agents GVM Auctioneers, Tullamore and Mark Charles Properties, this holding of top-quality land is available in lots.

Lot 1 comprises circa 16.4ac of arable land with extensive road frontage at Rathcobican. A parcel of prime ground, it has a mains water connection and livestock handling facilities. Close to the R400 road, it has a guide price of €14,000/ac.


Moving a short distance east to Ballybrittan, Lot 2 comprises a derelict house and farmyard set on circa 21.76ac. This compact residential holding is well set up from a farming perspective, while the house hasn’t been lived in for a number of years.

It could, however, avail of the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant and has the potential to be a thriving home.

Just under 2km from the R400 road and Rhode National School, the cottage has three bedrooms, a kitchen, living room and bathroom. There is also a covered parking area alongside the house.

Lot 2 comprises of a derelict house and farmyard set on circa 21.76ac.
Lot 1 is a circa 16.4ac of top-quality arable land.

Dominant structure

A three-span round-roof hay shed with lean-tos on either side is the dominant structure in the yard. Within it there are slatted tanks on both sides of the central feed passage.

There are also a number of ancillary outbuildings and storage sheds within the yard. The land has deep drainage and is currently laid out in grass. In a rectangular shape, it is split into a number of easily managed divisions.

This lot is sandwiched between a local road on one side and the Grand Canal and walkway at the other end of the holding. It is guided at €320,000.

Lot 3 consists of circa 2.91ac of grazing land located along the picturesque Grand Canal walkway.

This field on the southern bank of the canal, a short distance from the rest of the land, it is guided at €20,000.

Almost halfway between Edenderry and Daingean, this property is within a 20-minute drive of the M6 motorway.

There are no BISS entitlements included in this sale. The auction takes place at 3pm on Friday, 8 March in the Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore.