The derelict house on the lands can be sold separately and is eligable for grants under the Croi na Conaithe scheme.

Residential farm going under the hammer in Cootehill

A good quality farm on the market in the Cootehill area is generating strong interest and expected to make in excess of €10,000 per acre when it goes under the hammer this afternoon (Thursday).

The 36-acre holding with a derelict dwelling and four-bay slatted shed is located at Tonyhull, Canningstown, Cootehill.

Auctioneer Eamon Gaffney is conduct the sale and the property is set to be sold by public auction tomorrow (Thursday), May 9, at 3pm in the Errigal Country House Hotel.

The property will be sold in one or more lots. Lot 1 comprises 25 acres with the derelict farm house and slatted shed. The second lot extends to 11 acres; while lot three represents the entire offering.

Located along the Cootehill-Canningstown Road, Mr Gaffney has described the lands as "top quality". They are well-fenced, and laid out in nice-sized divisions with water and ESB laid on.

“The two-storey farmhouse is derelict and eligible for grants, and the land itself boasts an ideal roadside location, which is convenient for those wishing to use it as an overstock to their farm,” Mr Gaffney said.

“It’s well fenced with good water supply and is also attractive to non farming interests wishing to invest.”

The auctioneer says the property would be ideal for anyone wishing to extend their holding or use as a start-up entity.

Viewing is advised but by strict appointment only.

The auction gets underway this afternoon (Thursday) at 3pm in the Errigal.