A fine valuable farm has come on the market just outside Arklow, Co Wicklow. Coolboy Farm includes 113ac of land, two houses and a farmyard. Its location outside the growing town is adding to its value – a sizeable portion of the land has been zoned for development. The farm is for sale from Property Partners O’Brien Swaine and is going for public auction.

The houses are a traditional farmhouse and a modern bungalow. They will be offered as separate lots.

The property is out the Beech Road (L2180) from Arklow, in the direction of Avoca and Woodenbridge. It’s a wide road, in good condition.

This is a convenient and very popular location – it’s a 2.5km drive to the centre of Arklow where there is a shopping centre, boutiques, parks, schools, hotels, a train station and sports facilities.

It’s an even shorter 1.5km to the M11 motorway junction at Templerainy, giving access south to Wexford and north to Dublin. Wicklow town is 24km away, Gorey 22km.

Mountains and sea

To the east are the beautiful Wicklow mountains, to the west the sea with the famous Brittas Bay beach and plenty of opportunities for fishing and water sports. Farming in the area is mostly grassland with some tillage.

The farm for sale is split by the N11 motorway and sits in two sizeable, adjacent blocks. One is 40ac on the west of the motorway, and this is laid out in three grass fields.

The house was built over 100 years ago and subsequently extended

The other block is c72.9ac on the Arklow side of the motorway with the houses, yard, and sheds. Sixty-five acres of this block are zoned as mixed use development. Further details on this are available from the agent.

The farmhouse, bungalow and farmyard are set back from the public road, up a concrete driveway.

Built over 100 years ago, the two-storey farmhouse is 1,547 square feet in area. It has a living room and sitting room, both with fireplaces, a parlour with oil-fired Aga, and a kitchen. There are four bedrooms upstairs and a bathroom. The house has double-glazed PVC windows and a private well.

The kitchen in the bungalow

The bungalow nearby was built in 1993 and is in good condition. It is 1,566 square feet in area and has a nice kitchen, a living room with fireplace, a bathroom and four bedrooms.

It also has a utility area with a sink, connections for a washing machine and storage shelving. It has oil-fired central heating.

12-unit milking parlour

The farmyard has a four-bay slatted unit, a four-bay A-roofed shed, a 12-unit milking parlour, a roofed silage pit and a four-bay cubicle shed.

The auction will take place on Thursday 25 April in the Arklow Bay Hotel and runs online on LSL. It will be offered in the following lots:

Lot 1: Bungalow on c0.5ac, guided at €300,000 to €350,000.

Lot 2: Farmhouse, sheds and yard on c7.8ac, guided at €550,000 to €600,000.

Lot 3: c65.13ac zoned mixed use, guided at €25,000/ac to €30,000/ac

Lot 4: c40.15ac, guided at €15,000/ac to €20,000/ac.

Lot 5: The entire.

The yard has a number of useful, large sheds