A circa 26ac residential farm with outbuildings at Ballinagilky, Hacketstown, will go for online auction on Tuesday, March 2, at 3:00pm.

“The lands are divided into suitable divisions with circa 16.5ac of good quality grassland and circa 9.5ac in mature forestry, planted approximately 20 years ago and reaping the benefit of a natural water supply,” said selling agent, David Quinn.

The two-storey residence which enjoys stunning views of the Wicklow mountains and surrounding countryside, was constructed over 100 years ago. It is in good condition throughout and would benefit from some upgrading.

Ground floor accommodation comprises: front porch with tiled floor; living room with tiled floor and solid fuel stove; bedroom with tiled floor; bathroom with shower, WC and wash hand basin; and kitchen with tiled floor, plumbed for washing machine. Two bedrooms on the first floor were converted into one.

The yard, which has a separate entrance, contains two large sheds. The first is: a three-bay shed at 10m X 5m; the second is an 18m X 13m enclosed ‘A’-roofed shed with concrete floor and sliding doors, incorporating nine box stalls, with ESB and water supply, David said.

This is an ideal opportunity for anyone wishing to purchase a smallholding with equine or other farming interests.

Guide price

“The 26ac property enjoys an excellent and convenient location on the Wicklow/Carlow border in a cul-de-sac roadway, the L60071. It is just 0.2km off the R747, the main Tinahely/Hacketstown road, 4km from Hacketstown and 7km from Tinahely, with a host of amenities in both rural towns,” said the selling agent.

“Hacketstown is a small rural town with a good range of shops, services and both primary and secondary schools. It is located east of Carlow town, close to the Wicklow border; 10km north of Tinahely; 15km south of Baltinglass; 16km from Tullow; 22km from Carlow town; and 70km south of Dublin.

“Tinahely is a small town located in south county Wicklow with a good range of shops, services and a primary school. It is 20km south of Arklow and 70km south of Dublin,” said David.

“Beautiful scenic walks are a huge advantage in this area with breathtaking views around every corner,” he said.

The guide price for the 26ac property is €250,000 for the entire.