A 37-acre residential property near the village of Holycross in southern Tipperary is another good example of the type of property that strongly appeals to people from both the farm and non-farm sectors.
The farm in question is located in the commune of Clohoge, 2.5 km east of Holycross, just under 6 km from Horse-and-Jockey and 7 km south of Thurles.
This part of South Tipperary is renowned for its quality Golden Vale grasslands, which are always in great demand with the strong mix of dairy, beef and equestrian interests. In this case, the home’s presence – however abandoned it may be – has opened it up to demand for a wider variety of interests, as Aidan O’Dwyer of sales agents Sherry Fitzgerald O ‘explains. Dwyer and Davern:
“We have received a lot of inquiries from ‘former residents of Tipperary’ currently living in places like Cork of Dublin who are looking for an opportunity to relocate to their home,” Aidan explains.
The beautiful and large traditional style farmhouse was built possibly towards the end of the 19th century and is in a dilapidated condition. It is located about 100 meters from the public road in an equally attractive location, accessible through a closed entrance.
“The house is basically a guaranteed building permit and some people who have come to examine it have looked at it in that context,” Aidan explains.
The land has around 600 meters of road frontage and is perfect for any farming activity, according to Aidan. Of the 44 acres, about 37 could be described as higher quality land, with some of the lower areas away from the road having a lower quality.
“You have an exceptional road frontage,” Aidan explains, “the first 150 to 200 meters of land from the road being exceptionally good. Coming back from the road it goes down to a river and gets a bit ‘colder’ as you head inland, but it’s good summer land. All in all, the € 375,000 (€ 10,100 / ac) price guide may seem a bit conservative.
It is therefore not surprising to learn that there is already an offer on the table close to the asking price.