There will be plenty of interest in a good-sized farm on the market near Carlow town – because it’s excellent quality land, genuinely suited for all types of farming.

The 94.2ac holding also has a farmhouse and a farmyard.

It’s at Johnstown, Bennekerry and is being brought to auction by REA Dawson. The guide price is €15,000/ac to €20,000/ac.

The yard is large and beside the house.

The farm is well located, just off the Carlow to Hacketstown road (R726) on a quiet cul-de-sac. It’s 2km from Carlow town and 12km from the farming powerhouse that is Tullow. There’s easy access to the M9 motorway at Junction 9.

Executors’ sale

The farm lies in one block and is subdivided by the road. On one side is the farmhouse on c51.9ac, on the other 42.2ac. The farm was previously in a mix of grass and tillage. It is now all under cereal.

This is an executors’ sale. The land has been rented out for a number of years but is in good condition. The house is believed to date back to the early 1900s. It was later extended and now has four bedrooms. The original house was built of cut granite stone and this is exposed at the house front.

Downstairs there is a kitchen, living room with Stanley stove, sitting room and one bedroom. Upstairs there are another three bedrooms, one with a fireplace.

The sheds are in good condition.

The farmhouse is ready for modernising – requiring a budget and a few good tradesmen.

The farmyard is large and ready to use. The main building is a four-bay double sided slatted unit with a centre feed passage. There is a single four-bay slatted unit with a feed passage, a three-bay straw bedded shed, two roofed silage pits and silage walls.

There is a machinery shed and various storage sheds. The main sheds were built in the 1980s and have been well maintained.

The auction takes place on Wednesday, 10 July at 3pm.

The farm will be offered in lots. Lot 1 will be the farmhouse and sheds on c51.9ac. Lot 2 will be 42.2ac. Lot 3 will be the entire.