Dungarvan-based auctioneers Harty & Co are currently selling two attractive plots of land in County Waterford, both of which are receiving such a high level of attention that they are both offered.
The first of the two is a holding of approximately 24 acres situated in the townland of Ballyduff, close to the county town of Dungarvan. The farm is available in two lots – one of approximately 24 acres and the other of a dwelling and outbuildings on half an acre.
The roadside location is less than 4km west of Dungarvan and a few miles south of the N72 in the heart of the Brickey Valley – a very attractive area for farmers and non-farmers alike.
“It’s excellent quality land,” says commercial agent Margaret Harty. “And it’s between three and four kilometers from the city center. It is a flat and flat land in an area of very intensive agriculture.
The property is all grass and has been rented for several years but very well maintained, according to the sales agents.
In the second lot, the house and its courtyard offer traditional style accommodation a short journey from the bustling town of Dungarvan. The two storey house is in good general condition and the layout includes an entrance porch/veranda, lounge, lounge, living room, kitchen, bathroom and three bedrooms (one en-suite).
The exterior includes tarmacked off road parking, a substantial rear garden and courtyard. The latter contains outbuildings, including a storage room, an office and a garage/store.
Interest in both lots has been very good, says Margaret, with the house attracting a lot of interest from those looking to live in the area and the land attracting interest from farmers and hobby farmers alike.
“It is attracting interest from the kinds of customers who are just looking to keep, maybe, horses on land close to town,” says Margaret, adding that both lots now have offers above the price guides of 380. €000 (€16,000). /acre) for Lot 1 and €240,000 for the house and outbuildings in Lot 2.
The second property is located further east – this time a 42 acre farm in Ballycahane townland, 4km south of Portlaw and 15km west of Waterford City. The River Suir, separating Waterford from Kilkenny, is just a few miles east of the farm.
“It’s another really good pitch,” Margaret said. “There are 42 acres there and all of them have been in permanent pasture for about 12 years, but the previous owner would have grown cereals and beets on the land.
“It’s on the road from Carroll’s Cross (on the N25) to Portlaw so very handy for the town. Some are elevated with spectacular county views.”
The property comes with rights, fuller details of which can be obtained from the sales agents. The indicative price is in the region of €650,000 (€15,500/acre) but interest in this compact roadside farm is also very strong and the farm is already on offer, agents confirm.