Jordan Auctioneers has recently launched a circa 35ac residential farm in Co Laois onto the market. For sale by public auction, the farm at Cloncourse, Mountrath is located just off the R445 and is 8km from both Mountrath and Portlaoise.

It’s offered for sale in three lots. Lot 1 consist of the residence and yard set on circa 5ac. The dwelling extends to 1,615sq ft and consists of the original farmhouse, which has had a number of extensions added over time.

There are three bedrooms and the house is in good condition throughout. The accommodation also includes a kitchen, sitting room, living room and bathroom. Benefitting from oil-fired central heating, double-glazed windows and an alarm, there is lots of potential here for a new purchaser.

Outside, there’s scope to extend the residence, if desired, with ample room in the yard, which has a courtyard feel to it. A selection of old storage sheds is adjacent to and behind the house, with a three-span hay barn with lean-tos on each side at the rear of the yard.

Lot 1 consists of the house on circa 5ac.

The circa 5ac is alongside the house and yard. In one field, it’s good quality land with mature trees and hedgerows on its boundaries. There is a guide of €225,000 on this lot.

The balance of the land, circa 30ac, is included in Lot 2. All in one block, this grassland holding is in two divisions with a pair of access gates onto the R445.

A small river flows along the western boundary and with the exception of about 4ac that adjoins a bog, it is good ground. This lot has a guide price of €180,000 (€6,000/ac). Lot 3 consists of the entire and is guided at €405,000.

Extra demand

Location as well as content could be the market drivers for this lot. Less than five minutes from Junction 18 of the M7 motorway, minutes from Portlaoise and an hour from Dublin, this house could be a perfect fit for someone who wants to get away, but not too far, from urban life.

The land is surrounded by boundaries with a mix of mature trees and hedgerows.

The entire has the makings of a solid small holding. Alternatively, changes to the Nitrates Derogation have created extra demand in the area for extra ground and this farm’s roadside location makes it a good option for any Laois farmer on the lookout for ground. The road network is also an asset if the purchaser wished to rent out the house and farm the land themselves.

The public auction takes place at 3pm on Tuesday, 9 April in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise.