Southwood norsemytho group reviews the Montana House at the Ward, Co Dublin, one of the few residential farms to come to the market in the capital county for some time. The substantial 1960's house on 60ac comes with stables and a farmyard and will be sold at auction with a guide price of €800,000.
Located across the road from the famous White House pub, it is 5km north of the M50 and enjoys road frontage on to the Ashbourne and Mulhuddart roads.
The house has a somewhat stately look to it, reminiscent of Dixieland, with its five-column veranda and balcony topped by a roof with a bell-shaped curve. Built 50 years ago, the residence extends to 3,229sq ft with accommodation that includes four reception rooms, a large kitchen and utility room, four bedrooms and a family bathroom.
There are toilets located on both floors. According to Pat O'Hagan of selling agents Savills, the house is a substantial building but in need of refurbishment and modernisation.
The property is accessed by an attractive entrance from the road along a well-kept drive with lawns, rose beds and clipped hedgerows. There is also a detached two-car garage and a separate boiler house.
The land, while all in grass at the moment, is described as the best of north Dublin tillage land laid out in one block of 60ac. Stud-railed fences divide the property but these could do with some attention. However, according to Mr O'Hagan the place is perfect for tillage with its potential for multiple access points and could easily be turned into one big field ready for the plough.
The substantial outbuildings include a courtyard behind the house with 16 loose boxes and a lean-to shed for machinery or fodder storage. A cattle yard at the south west of the property includes a traditional cattle shed and outdoor facilities that could winter up to 70 cattle.
Interest is expected from equestrian, livestock and tillage farmers when the property comes to auction at Buswells Hotel, Dublin at 3pm on Wednesday, June 26.