A 102ac farm with a fine period house, nice gardens and a separate three-bedroomed bungalow is for sale near Kilmallock, Co Limerick. The property is at Mountblakeney and is for sale by private treaty. The sale is being handled by joint agents Townshend Auctions and John Flynn Auctioneers. The guide price is in the region of €1,500,000.

The farm is located in a quiet area on the Limerick-Cork border, between Charleville and Kilmallock. It’s a few kilometres off the R515 main road linking these two towns, on a local road. Charleville and Kilmallock are both 7km away, Limerick city 40km.

The 102ac is in one block.

The land on the farm is in one square block. It’s all in grass and divided into nine main fields, also of regular shape. The fields are generally good, clean pasture with mature hedging on their boundaries, giving plenty of shelter. The farm has some frontage on to the local road. The land has been rented out and needs tidying up and some fields reseeding.

The grassland is clean and good quality pasture.

But undoubtedly the main highlights that will catch the interest of viewers are the two houses. They are together and set back a good distance from the public road. The avenue is 450m long and lined for much of its length with fine, large chestnut trees. The avenue is well maintained gravel.

The main house is imposing, two stories high with a central block and wings on both sides. The windows are large, letting in plenty of daylight.

The houses are approached by this avenue, much of it lined with these mature hardwood trees.

It is a very spacious c4,000ft2 (370m2) in area and it is in good condition. The drawing room is large at 6m by 5.3m and has a large open stone fireplace and exposed beams in the ceiling. The sitting room is larger again at 8.3m by 4.7m. It has an open fireplace. The dining room is likewise spacious and also has a fireplace


The kitchen is 4.5m by 4.4m and has good-quality fittings plus an oil-fired Stanley cooker. Downstairs there is an office, utility room with freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, a bathroom with shower, a boot room and a pantry. The office could alternately be used as a bedroom.

Upstairs there are six bedrooms plus a bathroom. The master bedroom has a fireplace. A number of the rooms and hallways in the house have wooden and parquet flooring. The house has oil-fired heating.

The kitchen has an oil fired Stanley cooker and good quality fittings.

At the side of the house is a large conservatory with sliding doors out to a patio. At the rear is an enclosed courtyard with attractive stone-walled buildings. A number are currently in use as a garage, fuel shed and a tool shed, with the others available for storage.

The house has many nice internal features such as the exposed ceiling beams here and parquet flooring.

Although no working farmyard, outside the courtyard behind the house, there is an old three-bay, round-roofed hayshed. This may suit some farmer viewers who already have sheds or others who would rather put up a new, up to date building to their own design.

The bungalow has three bedrooms and has its own garden area.

Around the house there are extensive lawns and gardens with a large patio surrounded by flower borders. The house has great privacy and good views.

The bungalow is 1,000ft2 in area and is in good condition. It has kitchen, sitting room, dining room and three bedrooms.

This house also has a garden area at the front and side and it has great privacy from mature trees.