A45ac farm with a traditional two-storey farmhouse is on the market near Cappawhite, Co Tipperary. The farm is at Bonarea and is being sold by Matt Ryan & Son Auctioneers. It’s going for auction and the guide price is €650,000.

This property will catch the interest of buyers looking for a house with a ‘lifestyle’ parcel of land. Some other potential buyers will be interested in adding it to a larger, existing farm set up.

Bonarea is 2km from the village of Annacarty and 4km from Cappawhite, the nearest town. It’s a quiet, peaceful part of the country. The land is undulating, the farming is all grass, mostly drystock with some dairy. And, of course, it’s also hurling country. There are a number of prominent clubs in the vicinity including Éire Óg at Annacarty.

The house was built in the early 1900s and extended later.

It’s a convenient area for general day-to-day family living. The farm is 15km from Tipperary town, 24km from Cashel and the M8 motorway, 28km from Thurles, and 40km from Limerick city.

Separate blocks

The land lies in three adjacent but separate blocks. The farmhouse and the yard are on a block of 7ac. There is another block of 17ac and finally, a third block of 21ac. The land is all in grass, slightly elevated. It’s mostly south facing and there is road frontage.

Although the farmhouse is on the roadside, noise is not an issue – it’s a local road with light traffic.

The two-storey house was built in the early 1900s and was extended a number of times since. It is now family sized at 1,800 sq ft in area.

Downstairs, it has a kitchen, living room, sitting room, utility room, bathroom and a store room. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, one of them ensuite, plus a second bathroom.

The house is in good general condition – the roof has been cared for, there are double glazed windows and oil fired central heating. However, the interior is dated. A new owner is likely to redecorate and may also invest in upgrading the heating and insulation. But it’s a very pleasant house in a traditional style with a pleasing appearance.

There is no real garden area outside the house. However, at the rear there is a haggard area that could be turned into a spacious garden, if desired.

This block of land is 21ac.

The house and yard sit on this 7ac block of land.

Modern steel-clad shed

The adjoining farmyard has some old, small stone outbuildings, including stables. Then there are a number of more modern steel-clad sheds, dating from around the 1970s. The main shed is a three bay round roofed shed with a long lean-to on one side, complete with cubicles. There are a number of other lean-to sheds running off it.

The auction takes place on Friday, 3 May at 3pm in the Ballykisteen Hotel, Tipperary. The farm will be offered in lots. Lot 1 is the residence on c7ac, Lot 2 is c17ac, Lot 3 is c21ac and Lot 4 is the entire.