Midlands cracker: 65ac residential farm hits the market in the best of farming country
There are places that are almost perfect, places that have practically everything - good land decent housing and that x-factor, a place where you'd like to spend your days.
No place has it all but some places come close. This 65ac residential farm at Davidstown, Rathconrath in Co Westmeath is in that category and is one of the nicest farms I have set foot in. The property is to be sold at auction with a guide price of €600,000.
Located off the main road between Mullingar and Ballymahon the holding is located in the best of farming country. I visited the property with Padraic Murtagh of James L Murtagh auctioneers on a lovely spring afternoon. The fields all around were busy with tillage farmers getting the last of the spring work done.
Aside from a lovely elevated 5ac roadside field located about 500m from the main farm the place is all in one block and set around a three bedroom bungalow residence.
The house is in good condition with accommodation that includes a back kitchen, dining/living area, sitting room, five bedrooms and a front porch. It could do with some modernising touches but is essentially in good nick. Outside the place is a little bit of heaven.
As neat a farmyard as you could find is laid out in a series of cow byres and calf sheds that are spotless. The accommodation includes a three-column round roof shed with a lean to and an old two storey stone built grain-store.
While the sheds are not what one would expect in a modern farmyard, any new owner will surely leave them as they are and add to them. At the other side of the yard to the side of the house is a small orchard with young apple trees forming a lovely garden. Behind the sheds is a grove of trees giving great shelter.