With an emphasis on providing professional services, Jordan Auctioneers have grown considerably in recent years to become one of the leading practices in the Leinster Area.
Through an extensive network of contacts and professionally qualified staff we are committed to providing you with the best advice and look forward to assisting you in any manner possible.
Drawing on a wealth of experience at all levels we can offer comprehensive and independent advice on all aspects of commercial, residential and rural property.
With an emphasis on providing professional services, Jordan Auctioneers
have grown considerably in recent years to become one of the leading practices in the Leinster
Through an extensive network of contacts and professionally qualified staff we
are committed to providing you with the best advice and look forward to assisting you in any manner
Drawing on a wealth of experience at all levels we can offer comprehensive and independent
advice on all aspects of commercial, residential and rural property.
93 acres, The Curragh, Co.Kildare - AUCTION
60 ACRES, CORBALLY, BALLYLINAN, CO.LAOIS
90 ACRES, SWORDLESTOWN, NAAS, CO.KILDARE
62 acres, Clonmagadden, Navan, Co.Meath
Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge are delighted to bring to the market 62 acres of land in Clonmagadden, Navan, Co.Meath for sale by Private Treaty.
This property is located on the edge of Navan just off the R162 Kingscourt Road, close to a number of existing residential developments and a new Primary School. The property has frontage of approximately 250 metres onto Kilsaran Lane and approximately 100 metres onto the Windtown / Proudstown link road.
The land comprises an irregular shaped holding extending to approximately 62.4 acres (25.27 hectares). The majority of the lands are topographically level and well drained. A condition exists that a previous owner has a right to farm an area of circa 27 acres of the holding until it is developed.
The area immediately surrounding the subject lands to the North and East is primarily in agricultural use. The lands to the West and South have been developed into low density residential schemes, comprising a mixture of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom terraced, semi-detached and detached homes.
The lands are zoned in the Navan Development Plan 2009 – 2015 for a combination of ‘Existing community, recreational and educational facilities’, ‘New Residential Communities’ and ‘Open Space’.
According to Clive Kavanagh of the selling agents the land could potentially make a ‘very strategic investment opportunity and is likely to be of interest to private individuals, speculators, pension funds amongst others who are looking for a safe investment with growth prospects’.
Further information is available from the sole selling agents, Jordan Auctioneers who are guiding the land at €1,000,000. Contact Clive Kavanagh or Paddy Jordan for additional information.
34 ACRES, GRANGECON, CO.WICKLOW - SOLD
Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge successfully sold 34 acres at Ballynure, Grangecon, Co.Wicklow at Auction on Thursday last for €360,000 which equated to €10,500 per acre.
The land comprised 34 acres, currently in top quality Italian rye grass and red clover with full organic status. There is extensive road frontage on 2 roads and the lands were located just outside the Village of Grangecon and convenient to Ballynure Park Estate and Grangecon Demesne.
Bidding opened at €250,000 with three bidders increasing in offers of €10,000 and €5,000 before the hammer fell at €360,000. The purchaser is believed to be a farmer from the general locality.
LANDS AT NEWCASTLE & RATHCOOLE - SOLD
Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge successfully sold two parcels of land at Auction on Friday last. The first lot offered was 2.7 acres (1.09 hectares) at Newcastle, Co.Dublin. This lot had frontage onto a local road and is close to the Kingswood and Citywest Interchange. Bidding opened at €15,000 with three active parties. It was placed on the market at €25,000 and received several more offers before being sold for €46,000.
The second lot offered for sale was 28 acres (11.33 hectares) at Osberstown, Naas, Co.Kildare. This land had substantial road frontage and is all currently in grass adjoining Osberstown Business Park. There was a previous planning permission for a 374,000 sq.ft office and industrial scheme and there according to Clive Kavanagh of the selling agents had some ‘long term potential’.
This land opened with an initial bid of €200,000 with two active bidders. It was placed on the market at €340,000 with bidding continuing before being sold at €430,000 which equates to just over €15,000 per acre. It is understood to have been bought by a Solicitor in trust.
HOLLY LODGE, KILCULLEN, CO.KILDARE
Jordan Town & Country Estate Agents in Newbridge have just received instructions on a most attractive property Holly Lodge, Sunnyhill, Kilcullen a magnificent 5,575 sq.ft. (518 sq.m.) residence on ¾ with manicured gardens together with Swimming Pool and Leisure Complex.
The property is being sold on behalf of the Executers of the Late Patricia McGrath, wife of Joe McGrath, the family associated with the Irish Hospital Sweepstakes. The property which is situated just outside Kilcullen was built in the late 80s and finished to an exceptional high specification.
It is convenient to the M9 and is 30 minutes from Newlands Cross, 5 miles Newbridge, 8 miles Naas.
It is a spacious light filled house in first class condition throughout containing in all 5,575 sq.ft. (518 sq.m.) including the Swimming Pool and Leisure Complex. Accommodation includes: large hall, drawingroom, diningroom, TV room, fully fitted kitchen with Aga cooker, pantry, utility and various stores. Upstairs there are 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 with bathroom ensuite. There is a double garage. The Leisure Complex includes 7.5m swimming pool, sauna, steam room with shower, changing rooms, Jacuzzi, shower facilities, etc, etc.
The gardens and grounds are a feature of the property having been designed by the well known local Landscape Architect the late Joseph Kavanagh. Mainly laid out in lawn with shrubs, flowerbeds, gravel walkways, patios and enclosed by mature timber which ensures complete privacy.
For sale by private treaty Jordans are quoting €695,000 with offers invited. Viewing is strictly by prior appointment and the sale is being handled by Paddy Jordan and Liam Hargaden of Jordan Auctioneers 045-433550.
JOCKEY HALL, THE CURRAGH, CO.KILDARE
Jordan Town & Country Estate Agents in Newbridge have just brought to the market one of the famous Racing Lodges of the Curragh – Jockey Hall, a completely refurbished period residence on c. 3 acres in mint condition.
Jockey Hall which originally dates from the 1700s was completely and sympathetically refurbished and practically re-built in 2003 by the present owners under the supervision of a Conservation Architect.
Jockey Hall contains over 7,000 sq.ft. of bright spacious living accommodation in pristine condition.
It is one of the famous Racing Lodges of the Curragh and is situated just a few minutes from Newbridge, Kilcullen and Kildare, convenient to the M7 and M9.
The property stands on 3 acres of mature gardens and fronts on to the Curragh with wonderful panoramic views and overlooks the post and railed paddocks of the adjoining stud farm.
Jockey Hall is steeped in history and was the home of many classic winners over the years, it was also a well known restaurant in the late 70s.
For sale by Private Treaty Paddy Jordan commenting on the property – “it is a spacious bright family home ideal for entertaining within commuting distance of the City”. Jordans are quoting €1.55m for it. Viewings are strictly by appointment 045-433550
ROCK ABBEY STUD, CASHEL, CO.TIPPERARY
Joint Agents, Jordan Town & Country Estate Agents and Cashel Livestock and Property Sales are offering Rock Abbey, Cashel, Co. Tipperary a fine period residence on c. 9 Acres on the edge of Cashel Town with lovely views of the Rock and also looking out onto Hore Abbey a 13th Century Cistercian Monastery.
The property which is a detached 5 bay two storey built about 1780 by the Coppinger Family who were a large landowners with several estates in Co. Cork and some in the Cashel area. The Coppingers were descendents of Stephen Coppinger who was Mayor of Cork and died in 1600. The present owners have been in the property for almost 60 years.
The property includes 3 reception rooms, kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and over 3,000 sq.ft. together with a basement (1,537 sq.ft.) suitable for additional accommodation.
The land is laid out in 4 paddocks with a fine array of beech trees and good shelter.
There are also 6 stables and an old Coach House in need of renovation.
For sale by private treaty the Agents are quoting €550,000 and viewing is strictly by prior appointment with the Joint Sole Agents – Jordan 045-433550 or Cashel Livestock & Property Sales 062-62500.
LANDS IN CASHEL & ARDFINNAN SOLD AT AUCTION
Jordan Auctioneers successfully sold 20 acres of land at Cashel and 5 acres in Ardfinnan, Co.Tipperary at Public Auction on Thursday last in the Cashel Palace Hotel.
The first lot offered were the Cashel lands which opened with an initial bid of €200,000 with three parties bidding before it was put on the market at €240,000 with two bidders fighting it out before the hammer fell at €320,000 equating to a price of €16,000 per acre. The purchaser was believed to be a farmer from the area.
The lands are are located on the Southside of the Town on the Golden Road (N74) within walking distance of the town centre and are all presently in grass with elevated views. The lands are zoned ‘New Residential’ in the Cashel Town Development Plan 2009 – 2015.
The second lot offered was 5 acres in Ardfinnan. This lot opened with an initial bid of €50,000 with two bidders. The land was put on the market at €70,000 with two more bids before being sold for €80,000 to a local person. The lands are located 1.5km from the Village Centre and is currently a greenfield site. There was planning permission for 43 residential units in addition to a creche and nursing home. The lands are zoned in the South Tipperary County Development Plan 2009 for ‘New Residential – low density / serviced sites’.
CONSTABLE HILL, HACKETSTOWN, CO.CARLOW - SOLD
CONSTABLE HILL, HACKETSTOWN, CO.CARLOW ON CIRCA 98.5 ACRES
Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge successfully sold 98.5 acres at Constable Hill, Hacketstown, Co.Carlow on Thursday last for a figure of €590,000 which equates to almost €6,000 per acre. Before an attendance of around 30 people the property was offered for sale in one lot and there were two active bidders throughout with the entire opening with an initial bid of €350,000 and increasing in bids of €20,000 €10,000 and €5,000 respectively before being knocked down to the highest bidder who is believed to be a farmer from the general area.
The property was approximately 3km from Hacketstown and comprised a charming limestone yard and a residence which although in need of modernisation occupies a splendid setting in the middle of the holding with fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.
The lands, all in one block were laid out in a number of divisions all in grass. The land was all good quality grazing ground, elevated being 229 metres above sea level at its highest point. A portion of the land had been tilled in recent years and the entire was an ideal self contained holding
108 acres, Thomastown, Kildare -SOLD
RE: 108 ACRE FARM AT
THOMASTOWN, KILDARE, CO. KILDARE
Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge achieved a superb price for 108 acres of agricultural lands at Thomastown, Kildare on Thursday last for a figure of €1,760,000 which equates to €16.3 per acre. Before an attendance of around 30 people the property was offered for sale in one lot and there were three active bidders throughout with the entire opening with an initial bid of €800,000 and increasing in bids of €50,000 €25,000 and €10,000 respectively before being knocked down to the highest bidder. The purchaser is believed to be a farmer from the locality.
The property was described by Mr. Jordan ‘as a very attractive tillage farm located just outside Kildare Town on some of the best lands in the country’. The land has extensive road frontage on two roads and is laid out in 3 large divisions approximately 5km from Kildare, 3½km from Rathangan and 5km from the M7 (Junction 13) . Currently in winter corn it is renowned for its high yields and is also ideally suitable for a grass based enterprise. There were no buildings on the lands and it was sold with benefit of a single farm payment in excess of €22,000.
Mr. Jordan is actively looking for similar good quality farms for disappointed under bidders.
FARM FOR SALE IN CARBURY, CO.KILDARE
KISHAVANNA FARM, CARBURY, CO. KILDAREKildare / Offaly Border (postal address Edenderry)
Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge are delighted to bring to the market a superb residential farm on 86 acres located in Co. Kildare and on the edge of Edenderry.
The property is located in the townsland of Kishavanna approximately 1km from Edenderry on a local road which services the surrounding hinterland. Edenderry Golf Club adjoins the property.
The property is a self-contained farm on circa 34.79 hectares (86 acres) with bungalow and yard. The bungalow is set back from the road and approached via a private recessed entrance. Extending to approximately 148 sq.m (1600 sq.ft) with an extension added in the early 1990’s, the house is in good condition with kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom and 4 bedrooms (1 en-suite). The property has oil fired central heating and single glazed windows. Outside there is landscaped gardens and a shed.
The yards are located adjacent to the dwelling house with their own separate entrance and are mostly under concrete. They comprise a range of sheds and buildings including; hay sheds with lean–to’s, dry sheds, slatted sheds, silage pits and ancillary stores. There is accommodation for circa 200 cattle on slats.
The lands extend to circa 34.3 hectares (85 acres) and are laid out in the one block. There is frontage onto the local road and Edenderry Golf Club adjoins the land on one side with the River Boyne on the other side. The land is all in grass in a number of divisions with electric fencing provided internally to divide the fields into various paddocks. There is an internal roadway through a section of the farm and the upper end of the land is all good quality having been very well managed and maintained.
46.5 acres, Ballyroan, Co.Laois - SOLD
Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge successfully sold 46½ acres of agricultural lands at Clontycoe, Ballyroan, Abbeyleix on Thursday last for a figure of €360,000 which equates to €7,700 per acre.
Before an attendance of around 30 people the property was offered for sale in one lot and there were two active bidders throughout with the entire opening with an initial bid of €250,000 and increasing in bids of €10,000 and €5,000 respectively before being knocked down to the highest bidder at €360,000. The purchaser is believed to be a farmer from the locality.
Located circa 2km from Ballyroan, 4km from Abbeyleix and 10km from Portlaoise the entire was laid out in 3 fields with a natural water supply, good shelter and extensive road frontage. The land was sold with circa €6,000 single farm payment entitlements.
30 acres Levitstown, Athy - SOLD
Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge successfully sold 30 acres of agricultural lands at Levitstown, Athy on Friday last for a figure of €410,000 which equates to €13,600 per acre.
Before an attendance of around 30 people the property was offered for sale in one lot and there were several initial bidders with the property opening with an initial bid of €200,000 before being knocked down to the highest bidder at €410,000. The purchaser is believed to be from Carlow.
The land is located circa 9km from Athy, 10km from Carlow and 6½km from Castledermot. It was all in permanent pasture, laid out in three divisions with extensive road frontage. There was an old farmyard which comprised a 4 span hay shed and lean – to, open silage pit, 3 span hayshed and lean – to and 2 small 3 span enclosed sheds.
Derelict Cottage on 6.5 acres, Grangecon - AUCTION
Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge are delighted to bring to the market a charming derelict cottage on 6.5 acres close to the picturesque village of Grangecon.
The property is located approximately 1½km from the Village and opposite Grangecon Demesne. Grangecon is a village situated halfway between Baltinglass and Dunlavin in West Wicklow It is an area of mixed agriculture with many stud farms and training yards throughout the locality.
The property comprises circa 6.3 acres (2.56 hectares) of agricultural land with a charming derelict cottage. The land is all in one division with extensive road frontage, mature timber and superb views. The property is ideal for somebody looking for planning permission for a new residence.
The property is for sale by Public Auction on Tuesday the 15th April 2014 at 3pm in the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge, Co.Kildare at 3pm (unless previously sold). Jordans are quoting a guide price of €100,000 and expect strong interest level.
Further information is available from Paddy Jordan or Clive Kavanagh on 045 – 433550.
AUCTION 31 ACRES, ARDENODE, CO.KILDARE
Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge are delighted to bring to the market 31 acres (12.54 hectares) of agricultural land for sale at Ardenode, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare.
The land is located in the townsland of Ardenode East a short distance from the village of Brannockstown (4km) and Ballymore Eustace (1km), directly opposite the Ardenode Hotel.
The property comprises circa 30.5 acres (12.38 hectares) of agricultural land all in permanent pasture, laid out in three divisions with extensive road frontage onto the Kilcullen and Dunalvin roads. The land is all top quality and suitable for a wide range of uses. There are natural boundaries and superb mature timber throughout.
The land is for sale by Public Auction on Thursday the 10th April 2014 at 3pm in the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge at 3pm (unless previously sold) and is being guided at €12,000 per acre.
Further information is available from Paddy Jordan or Clive Kavanagh of the selling agents on 045 – 433550.
Auction - 22.7 acres, Castlewarden, Co.Dublin
Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge are delighted to bring to the market 22.7 acres (9.2 hectares) of agricultural land for sale at Castlewarden, Co.Dublin. The land is located just off the N7 close to the Steelstown Interchange (Exit 5) with excellent accessibility both north and south bound.
The property comprises circa 22.7 acres (9.2 hectares) of agricultural land all in one block. The land is elevated and is all in grass with superb views. There is also a fully enclosed and secure hay shed with lean – to and hard standing area.
The land is for sale by Public Auction on Thursday the 20th March 2014 at 3pm in the Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge at 3pm (unless previously sold) and is being guided at €10,000 per acre.
For Sale - 142 acres, The Graigs, Navan
Joint selling agents Jordan Auctioneers and DNG are delighted to bring to the market a superb residential farm on 142 acres at the Graigs, Navan, Co.Meath. This is a substantial farm in an excellent location just off the Slane Road (N51) with easy access to Navan (5 mins) and the M3 Motorway. The land is all very good quality and suitable for arable or grazing purposes with extensive sheds and buildings in the yard.
The property is being offered for sale by Private Treaty in two lots.
Lot 1: comprises 36.65 hectares (98 acres) of land with residence and farmyard. The residence is a detached 4 bedroom two storey house in need of considerable renovation. The yards, adjacent to the house are all primarily under concrete with a wide range of sheds and stock handling facilities. The land is in 3 main divisions with a number of small paddocks surrounding the house and yard. The land is presently in grass and stubble but all could be arable if required.
Lot 2: comprises18.2 hectares (45 acres). This lot is located a short distance from the main holding and is all in one division with extensive road frontage on two sides. The land has all been post and railed fenced but is currently in stubble. It is top quality land suitable for any number of uses.
Both sales agents are expecting strong interest in the property especially considering the quality of the lands and its location. The property is being guided at €1,200,000 for Lot 1 and €550,000 for Lot 2. Further details are available through Jordan Auctioneers on 045 – 433550 & DNG 01 – 4912600.
Grangemore Stud, The Curragh, Co.Kildare - SOLD
Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge successfully sold Grangemore Stud near the Curragh on Friday last for €3,000,000 equating to almost €30,000 per acre which is a very strong price and one of the top sales of 2013.
Before an attendance of circa 50 people it was obvious from the start of this Auction that there were a number of very interested parties, mostly from the bloodstock industry.
The property opened with an initial bid of €1,000,000 before increasing in bids of €100,000 and €50,000 respectively. Auctioneer Paddy Jordan never left the room and declared the property on the market at €2.2m. With a number of final bids the hammer dropped at €3,000,000. The purchaser was a Solicitor acting in trust for an undisclosed client.
Described by the selling agents ‘as one of the best farms in the Kildare area with a compact residence and yard on excellent quality land having bred some top class horses including St. Ledger winner Scorpion, Zipping, Gayle Gal, Memories, Galmoy, Garuda, Dance Beat and Danish Rhapsod’
The property was being sold on behalf of the Executors of the well known Breeder John Colleran and is situated on the outskirts of Newbridge Town with easy access to the Curragh and all its facilities including the Flat Rath and Walsheshill All Weather Gallops and Schooling Grounds.
The residence was extensively refurbished in 1997 and extends to circa 220 sq.m (2378 sq.ft) and is in good condition throughout. The yard is located adjacent to the dwelling with 26 boxes, tack and feed room, loft with canteen, sitting up room, wc & extensive grain loft, stocks, dung stead and two 7 span hay sheds
The land is laid our in 13 divisions all of which are post and railed. There is an internal roadway through the farm servicing all paddocks. All the land has extensive road frontage and superb mature trees and shelter.
Speaking after the
FORTWILLIAM ESTATE - LISMORE, WATERFORD
ACQUIRED BY JORDAN AUCTIONEERS (on behalf of client)
'A prime country estate property with c.400 acres and double bank fishing set in an idyllic position overlooking the River Blackwater'.
11.5 acres, Fontstown, Athy
Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge are delighted to bring to the market a fine 11.5 acre parcel of land close to Fontstown in Athy, Co.Kildare
The land is located on the Kilcullen side of Fontstown with frontage onto the old N78 and also the local road to Narraghmore Village. The property is 11km from Athy and 12km from Kilcullen.
The property comprises circa 11.5 acres (4.65 hectares) of agricultural land all in one block. The land is elevated with superb views over the Curragh and back towards Kildare Town. Currently in grass there is substantial road frontage onto both the old N78 and the Narraghmore Road with several gateways.
Jordan’s are quoting €170,000 for the entire. For additional information please contact Clive Kavanagh or Paddy Jordan.
110 acres, Kilnagoran, Kildare Town -SOLD
Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge successfully sold a fine 110 acre non residential stud farm at Kildare Town on Wednesday last for a figure of €1,660,000 which equated to €15,000 per acre on behalf of well known trainer John Oxx.
Before an attendance of around 20 people the bidding started at €1,000,000 increasing in sums of €50,000 up to €1,300,000 when Paddy Jordan consulted with the vendor and declared the property on the market. Two bidders continued to fight it out before it was finally sold to for the sum of €1,660,000. The purchaser was Andrew Nolan of Goffs Country acting on behalf of a client.
The property was situated just outside Kildare Town opposite Troytown Hospital and is currently being used as an isolation and pre-training facility by the owner.
The farm comprised top quality land laid out in one block with 12 paddocks and an internal road system. There was tremendous shelter and mature timber throughout the farm and the buildings included 60 loose boxes in four different yards, 2 horse walkers, 2 lunging rings and a small circular woodchip gallop.
Speaking after the Auction, Paddy Jordan said ‘the vendor was delighted with the result and wished the new purchaser every success in the future’.
65.5 acres at Athy -SOLD
At a very well attended Auction in the Clanard Hotel in Athy, Paddy Jordan of Jordan Auctioneers, sold a choice piece of tillage land at Inch about 3 km from the town for €990,000 (€15,114 per acre).
Attended by about 35/40 people mostly locals, the bidding opened at €600,000 and went in €20,000 bids up to €860,000. At that stage Jordan consulted with the owner and brought it back in where the bidding continued up to €900,000, at which stage it was put on the market, up to that stage there were 3 bidders, one dropped out and the other 2 continued on to €990,000, at which price it was sold.
The purchaser was a local farmer and big contractor in the area.
Describing the land as some of the best in the area it is laid out in 4 fields all in stubble with good road frontage, situated just off the Athy/Kilcullen Road about 3 km from Athy.
That is the third time within a week that Jordan had achieved a figure in excess of €15,000 per acre, having sold 66 acres at Tipper Road Naas for €1m late the previous week and 274 acres at St. Edmundsbury, Lucan for €4.3m.
Commenting on the surge in prices Jordan said they were all very very choice properties, well presented and in good heart.
The main contributing factor to the successful Auctions was location, location, location.
274 acres, Lucan, Co.Dublin - sold
Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge, Co.Kildare successfully sold a large tract of land extending to 274 acres on the edge of Lucan on Thursday last for a price of €4,300,000 which equates to just under €16,000 per acre.
Before a packed auction room with in excess of 100 people Auctioneer Paddy Jordan offered the land for sale in three lots. The first lot was the entire property on 274 acres which opened with an initial bid of €2,000,000 and increased in bids of €100,000 to €4,300,000. There were three active bidders at this point.
The second lot offered was Delville House on 6 acres which attracted strong interest levels and opened with a bid of €200,000 with several bidders up to €430,000.
The last and final lot offered was 268 acres which attracted no offers. At this point Paddy Jordan consulted with his vendor and it was agreed to sell the property in one entire lot and it was placed on the market at €4,300,000 with no further offers received it was knocked down to the purchaser who was Davys Private Clients acting in trust on behalf of a client.
According to Mr.Jordan ‘The property had generated massive interest levels and shows that location, location, location remains the key ingredients for a successful sale’.
The property is located circa 13km from Dublin City Centre and 2km west of the M50 Ring Road. It adjoins St. Edmundsbury Hospital and has substantial frontage onto the Old Lucan Road and River Liffey.
The overall holding comprises top quality land with mature trees and timber, river frontage and a range of old buildings. The setting is unique affording privacy and quality yet with the possibility of future alternative uses.
66 ACRES IN NAAS - SOLD
Jordan Auctioneers & Chartered Valuation Surveyors, Newbridge, Co. Kildare successfully sold 26.7 hectares (66 acres) of agricultural lands with medium to long term potential on the edge of Naas fronting onto the Blessington & Tipper roads for €1,000,000 on Tuesday last.
Before an attendance of 20 people the property opened with an initial bid of €500,000 before being placed on the market at €960,000 with two active bidders battling it out before it was finally knocked down to a solicitor acting in trust on behalf of a client.
The price achieved is just over the guide price of €15,000 per acre.
The property was all within the Administrative Authority of Naas Town Council and adjoining lands to the south & west zoned for ‘New Residential’ development.
SOLD - 39 Acres, Killenard, Co.Laois
Jordan Auctioneers, Newbridge successfully sold 39 acres at Tierhogar, Killenard, Co.Laois on Friday last for a figure of €605,000 which equates to €15,500 per acre and which will surely be one of the highlights of the year for land sales in the County.
Before an attendance of around 20 people the property was offered for sale in three lots. Lot 1 comprised c. 13 acres; lot 2 comprised 26 acres zoned for ‘Enterprise and Employment’ and Lot 3 was the entire.
There were several bidders for the various lots but it became evident that the demand for the entire was greater. This lot opened at €430,000 increasing in bids of €10,000 and €5,000 respectively before being knocked down to the eventual purchaser who was buying on behalf of another family member and is from the general area.
The land is all described as top quality, adjoining Killenard Golf Course, circa 4km from the M7, 17km from Portlaoise and 3km from Portarlington. There was substantial road frontage with the lands which also joined Carrig Lea housing development in the Village.
Speaking after the auction Paddy Jordan ‘said this was an excellent parcel of land in a good location with potential longer term value and the price achieved reflected this’.
Barretstown Meadows, Newbridge, Co.Kildare
LUXURY DEVELOPMENT OF 4/5 BED HOMES
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Set amid the gentle rolling contours of the Kildare Countryside, Barretstown Meadows offers a wonderful opportunity to live in an exceptional development of 4 and 5 bedroom homes of unmistakable style and quality. The development is planned for 67 excellently finished luxury homes located in a much sought after residential location at Barretstown only a short walk from the bustling town of Newbridge.
Barretstown Meadows is finished to an exceptionally high standard where quality craftsmanship and choice of materials combined with elegant style and spacious living lend to create exceptional homes of distinction.
There are 3 different house types on offer:
The Ash - c. 166 sq. m. (c. 1,790 sq. ft.) comprising livingroom, diningroom, kitchen, utility, toilet, 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
The Maple - c. 182 sq. m. (c.1,960 sq. ft.) comprising livingroom, diningroom, kitchen / breakfast room, study, utility, toilet, 4 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
The Oak - c. 236 sq. m. (c.2,540 sq. ft.) comprising livingroom, diningroom, kitchen / breakfast room, utility, study, toilet, 5 double bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
You can see these houses offer well proportioned family accommodation which are finished to a high specification which must be viewed to be appreciated. All homes come with kitchen, fireplace, painted throughout, sanitary ware, built in wardrobes in all bedrooms, maintenance free Monocouche coloured render exterior, double glazed windows, cobble loc driveway and side gates on both sides of house.
Newbridge has grown in the last decade to become one of the leading towns in Leinster with many high profile stores creating a relaxed and enjoyable shopping atmosphere with such names as TK Maxx, Penneys, Dunnes Stores, Tesco, D.I.D. Electrical, Woodies, Newbridge Silverware and Whitewater Shopping Centre with such shops as Debenhams, Boots, H&M, Marks & Spencer, Zara along with a food court and cinema.
If shopping is your thing you also have the benefit of the Kildare Retail Outlet Village which is located about 5 miles away offering designer clothing at reduced prices. The town also offers an excellent array of restaurants and pubs for a relaxing evening out.
Kildare has a lot to offer in the sporting and recreational area being in the heart of the bloodstock industry with 3 race courses, The Curragh, Naas and Punchestown all within 15 minutes drive. Other local amenities include fishing, canoeing, GAA, soccer, rugby, horse riding and some excellent golf courses all within a short drive making Kildare an excellent option for the sporting enthusiast.
The area also boasts some excellent schools, both primary and secondary on your doorstep along with the highly regarded Dominican College only a short walk from the development.
Newbridge is situated only 27 miles South West of Dublin on the banks of the River Liffey. Commuters are well catered for with an excellent road and rail infrastructure including M7 Motorway and Commuter Rail Service providing a regular train service direct to the City Centre.
Barretstown Meadows offers the highest in quality craftsmanship and spacious light filled accommodation at exceptional value with all house types recently reduced and are now available from €230,000.
For further information or appointments to view contact Liam Hargaden of Jordan Auctioneers 045-433550.
Preparing a property for sale
In these competitive times it is important to be prepared when placing a property on the market and to this end we outline the stages which we would recommend as follows:
The first step is to get the Estate Agent out to inspect the property and give his / her views on a) value b) marketing strategy – papers, internet, signs, editorials c) method of sale - private treaty, auction or tender d) any works required that may enhance the saleability of the property and e) talk you through the sale process.
If any extensions have been added or conversions completed during the vendor’s tenure then planning permission may be required or a Certificate of Exemption issued from an architect, this will be required by your solicitor.
It is never too early to nominate a solicitor and inform him / her of your instructions to sell as they will need to request the title deeds from the bank and familiarise himself / herself with the title to be in a position to deal with any queries that may arise with right of way or boundary issues. Also to have contracts available once the deal is agreed as delays can be detrimental in this difficult economic climate.
First impressions are lasting and the property should be presented as best as possible in these challenging times with considerable competition in the market, presentation can be key to differentiate your property from the crowd. We would suggest decluttering, having sufficient light on a dull day, air fresheners, making sure the house is warm and homely especially on cold winter days, keep gardens manicured, painting rooms can be a relatively inexpensive way to brighten and freshen up a room that requires a lift.
5. Building Energy Rating:
The Government have introduced a Building Energy Rating scheme for all domestic and non domestic buildings either for sale or rent. From 1st January 2009 a vendor / landlord must provide prospective buyers / tenants with an energy rating certificate on the property which is for sale / rent. A BER Certificate is a detailed report which assesses the property’s resistance to heat loss and must be available once the property is put on the market.
We hope this has been of some assistance and if you wish to discuss any property issue please feel free to contact Liam Hargaden on 045-433550 or 086-2569750.
Things to do in Kildare
Famous for its stud farms, wealthy inhabitants and traffic, Kildare is part millionaire row and part Dublin dormitory.
Firmly at the centre of Ireland's thoroughbred horse industry, Kildare's stud farms are famous worldwide for the quality of their bloodstock, while the flat grassy plains of the Curragh have made it the capital of flat-racing in the country. Pass by at dawn or dusk and you’ll see the sight of racers on the gallops.
The Curragh means race course in ancient Irish and the lowlands around Kildare are fringed with stables.
There are up to 19 race days every year - from March to October, the cream of the crop descend on the Curragh to partake in or enjoy the spectacle of the races. All five of Ireland’s Classic Races are hosted here.
Punchestown, near Naas, hosts some of the most popular Irish meets each year and is also home to the Oxegen rock festival which attracts masses of young revellers every July.
Golf is also a popular activity in the county – the K Club has played host to the Ryder Cup while Luttrellstown Castle while the PGA National Ireland at Palmerstown House in Johnstown is the only course to hold such a designation in Ireland.
Kildare has always been a prosperous county and today many of its stately homes are still in private ownership. Media magnate Tony O’Reilly owns Castlemartin Estate in Kilcullen, Desmond Guinness lives at the medieval Leixlip Castle, and the late Tony Ryan, founder of Ryanair made his home at the magnificent Lyons Demesne where a restaurant is open to the public.
Despite the ever increasing number of housing estates and the congested roads, it's still possible to find tranquil, untouched villages such as Robertstown on the banks of the Royal Canal and Ballitore, the first planned Quaker settlement in Europe.
St. Brigid established her monastic settlement in Kildare in AD490 and the 13th-century cathedral in Kildare town incorporates a 33m-high 10th-century round tower which is one of the few that can be climbed in the country.
An enjoyable tour is the North Kildare Touring Route, which includes some of Ireland's finest houses & gardens, more information can be found at the Kildare Tourist Information Office.
In Athy you can visit the Heritage Centre exhibition to learn about Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton who was born in nearby Kilkea, and in Newbridge the Silverware showrooms display the finest of the county’s crafts.
There is an art gallery with regular exhibitions in Kilcock and an unusual Bluegrass Music Festival in Athy.
See how a stud farm works at the Irish National Stud which was founded by Colonel Johnny Hall (of Johnny Walker whiskey fame) and originally run on astrological principles.
With a limited number of attractions, tourism in the county is largely based around day trips from Dublin. While there is some self-catering accommodation, there are only a few hostels.
One of Ireland's top sporting venues, The Curragh is venue to all the country’s five classic race events - the Irish Derby; The Irish Oaks; The 1000 Guineas; The 2000 Guineas and The St Leger. A day at the races is some of the best entertainment to be had in Kildare. Be aware that accommodation in the area such as hotels and bed and breakfasts book up well in advance.
The Curragh also refers to the plains around the course which are great for walking. An 11km route with marked paths forms part of the The Kildare Way walk.
There are plenty of world-class courses to choose from in Kildare. Ireland’s premier club is The K Club in Straffan, the venue for the 36th Ryder Cup while the nearby Montgomerie Course at Carton House has hosted the Irish Open. Palmerstown House and its Christy O’Connor-designed course in Johnstown is also the home of major golf tournaments while the 18-hole championship golf course in Luttrellstown Castle was refurbished in 2006. It was also the location of David and Victoria Beckham’s glamorous wedding – the first wedding in Europe to be sold to a celebrity magazine for more than E1.5m.
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