28 Sept 2022

PROPERTY WATCH: Laois farmhouse with heatpump and solar panels at €150,000

A big two storey Laois farmhouse in the sought after area of Abbeyleix is coming up for auction, guiding at €150,000.

The traditional farmhouse in Knockbaun has got top of the range low energy upgrades, but the interior is crying out for modernisation with huge potential to be an idyllic rural family home, as these photos show.

It comes with an air source heatpump, while the slate roof is fitted with multiple solar panels, which all could cost more than €50,000 to install. The walls and attic also appear to have been retro-insulated.

The ground floor has a porch, a sitting room, a living room with a solid fuel stove, and a kitchen. On the first floor are three bedrooms and a large bathroom.

The farmhouse has its own well and septic tank.

It is on a one acre site with outhouses facing the home across a walled yard as well as extensive grassy plots, and is Lot 3 of a farm auction that in total has 53 acres for sale.

Lot 1 is for 38 acres included slatted accommodation. Lot 2 is 14 acres of Roadside lands. Lot 4 would sell the farmhouse along with 14 acres. 

Auctioneer Pat Gannon will conduct the auction in the Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix on Friday, September 2 at 3pm.

His advertisement for the property is in the property section of the current Leinster Express newspaper now on sale.

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