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345ac Drummin Estate with guide price of over €3m, an ‘ideal’ dairy farm

Joint selling agents, Jordan Auctioneers & Sherry Fitzgerald Country, have just launched to the market, Drummin Estate, on circa 345ac in Carbury, Co. Kildare, with an asking price of just over €3 million.

Drummin House is, in the words of the selling agents, a magnificent Georgian house (6,986 sq. ft) that boasts four spacious bedrooms and three reception rooms.

“The property is in need of restoration, giving the new owners an opportunity to put their own stamp on the property,” the spokesperson explained ahead of the public auction.

Drummin House

Greeted by an impressive stone-pillared entrance, the Drummin House avenue is lined with mature trees, creating an immediate atmospheric introduction to the estate. Down the avenue to the gravel forecourt, the house immediately impresses.

Along with the main house, there is also a caretaker’s lodge on the estate, which is located by the farmyard and requires immediate restoration.

Accommodation in the lodge includes a living room, kitchen/dining room and two bedrooms.


Drummin House is nestled on a total land area of approximately 139 hectares (345-acres).

The land is a mixture of:

  • Arable (c.60 ha/150-acres);
  • Grassland (c. 50 ha/123-acres);
  • Mature timber (c.24 ha/60-acres);
  • Some small pockets of willow and beech (c.5 ha/13-acres).

With extensive road frontage onto the R403 of approximately 1.2km, the land has several access points and could be farmed as one large platform, the property firms have suggested.

The entire is in “well-sized” divisions with some “superb” mature timber and natural hedgerows providing extensive shelter.

Once a 2000-acre estate, Drummin House is steeped in History, with its completion date noted in the mid-18th century, circa 1750.

The two wings on either side of the residence are thought to have been added in the mid-19th century, according to the records.


The property will be offered for sale in the following lots:

1 and 1A – Residence & lands surrounding house on approx. 21ha (53-acres) – Guide prize: €795,000

The main residence is surrounded by a stand of mature timber along the eastern and southern boundaries. The balance is predominantly parkland, with about 7-acres in Beech.

2 – Approximately 18ha (44-acres) – Guide price: €516,000

Bounding lot 1, this lot has frontage onto the R403 and is all in arable use, currently in two divisions.

There are mature boundaries on all sides, and the entire is ideally suitable for any number of farming enterprises.

3 – Approximately 100ha (248-acres) – Guide price: €1,725,000

This lot is directly opposite the house and is in one large block.

Currently, there are a mixture of farming enterprises with about c. 40 ha (100 acres) in tillage, c. 46 ha (114 acres) in grass, c. 12 ha (28 acres) of woodland and c. 2 ha (6-acres) of Willow.

There is an old traditional farmyard in this section with a hay barn & lean-to.

The land is in numerous divisions, with the River Cushaling flowing along the northern and eastern boundaries.

The entire, the selling agents suggested, would make an ideal dairy/cattle farm, and the land quality could be significantly improved by a new purchaser.

Public auction

The public auction of Drummin will take place in the Johnstown Hotel at 3 pm on June 29th, 2023.

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