A 90ac farm with a historic Georgian house, which is in great condition, is for sale near Ballon, Co Carlow. The holding is Sherwood Park House, at Kilbride, and it will be sold at auction by Coonan Property.

Sherwood Park sits just off the N80 on the L6060, 4.5km from Ballon and 23km from Carlow town. The land is split by the public road and as a result has over 1km of road frontage. The land is excellent quality and currently in tillage and grass.

The house is secluded and private yet is near the main road.

The spacious house was built in c1750 by Arthur Baillie, a son of Robert Baillie, whose tapestries depicting the Battle of the Boyne and Siege of Derry have hung in Parliament House in Dublin’s College Green for centuries.

Sherwood Park House retains most of its original Georgian features.

The house, accessed by a fine gated entrance and tree-lined gravel drive, is five bays and three storeys over basement. It has many original features including sash windows, coigns (projecting corner or angle of a wall) and cornices, extra high ceilings and cast-iron hearths. It has five bedrooms. The basement is divided into five separate rooms with flagstones and a fireplace. Outside the property there is a mature garden area with lawns.

The land in this part of Carlow is generally very good quality.

There are two yards to the rear with a number of fine stone walled buildings and a derelict cottage. The yards and land have their own entrance beside the main entrance.

The property will be auctioned in lots on 20 October at 3pm in Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow.

  • Lot 1 will be the residence and a yard on c16 acres. The guide price is excess of €800,000.
  • Lot 2 will be c74ac with derelict cottage – excess €1,150,000.
  • Lot 3 will be the entire – excess €1,950,000.
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    The land will go to auction on 12 October at 3pm in the Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth, Co Kildare.