Sold June 2018 – Most Impressive Period Residence With Adjoining Stone Out-Buildings & Gate Lodge On C. 27.5 Acres For Sale By Public Auction On Friday 8th June, 2018 At 3pm In The Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.
The auction of ‘Sweetfarm House’ and adjoining lands attracted approximately 20 people to the Riverside Park Hotel today. This delightful 18th century period residence can only be described as a ‘hidden gem’, exuding elegance, charm and character. To view the full listing please click here.
The property was offered to the market in three lots. Lot 1 comprising of the residence, yard and gate lodge on c. 4.5 acres. Lot 2 comprising of c. 23 acres. The entire was offered as Lot 3.
There were no offers for the entire, so attention quickly turned to the two separate lots.
With keen interest in Lot 1, bidding began at €300,000 and steadily rose to €420,000 with the help of two bidders. Following this, it was declared on the market. Further bidding saw he hammer fall at €455,000. This represented a good price as the lot was guided at €380,000 – €400,000.
Bidding on Lot 2 commenced at €200,000. After a slow start, the priced moved to €250,000 (€10,896/acre) with the help of two bidders. At this point the land was withdrawn from auction, and negotiations continued with the highest bidder, a local farmer. The c.23 acres sold soon afterwards for a higher figure.
Speaking after the sales of both lots, auctioneer David Quinn had this to say, ” Properties of this quality rarely come on the market, and it was a pleasure to be involved its marketing and sale. Both the vendors and purchasers were delighted with the result. It is great to see another family begin a new chapter in this historic home”.
This auction marks the end of our Spring/Early Summer series of auctions, with all ten auctions resulting in successful outcomes.
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