A fine hill farm of 75ac with a nice farmhouse and well-maintained cattle yard has come on the market in north Co Limerick.

The farm is at Reenavanna, about 5km from the village of Doon. The general area is midway between Limerick and Thurles.

This farm has been run to a high standard. The owner is now retiring and the farm is being sold via private treaty by Tipperary auctioneers Matthew Ryan and Son.

The house and yard are beside this local public road. The fields lie on both sides of this road.

Among the highlights of this farm are that it is in one block, with the house and yard centrally located. It fronts onto two local public roads. In all, the farm has close to 1km of frontage onto public roadway.

This ensures good access to all parts of the farm all year round.

The land is elevated and sloping. It is all in grass, fertile and fenced. The majority of the land is good quality and free draining, among the best in the general area.

The sheds are well maintained and very functional.

About three acres are described by the auctioneers as “glen”. This is where the land crests a hill and slopes steeply down on the other side. The farm has stockproof hedges and fencing.

Farm buildings and residence

The yard has a range of buildings and concreted yards. Sheds include a three-bay slatted shed with lean-to, a two-bay slatted shed with lean-to, a two-bay hayshed, a cow shed, a calf house, a dung stead and some old limestone walled buildings.

The house is a single-storey dormer and is well maintained.

The house is about 100 years old, but has been kept up to date and is in very good condition. It is single storey, but extends into the roof space in dormer style. It is family sized at approximately 1,200sq ft.

The paved area with seating outside the front door of the house at Reenavanna.

There is a porch, sitting room, living room, kitchen and four bedrooms. There is oil-fired central heating, an open fire place in the sitting room and a solid fuel stove in the living room.

Because of the farm’s elevated location, there are distant views of the surrounding countryside from the house and the garden.

The sitting room at Reenavanna.

Auctioneer Matthew Ryan said that the farm is being offered as one unit with a guide price of €600,000. This is the equivalent of €8,000/ac, including the value of the house.