Wicklow farm in 'great heart' for €9,000 per acre
One of the more substantial Wicklow farming properties to come on the market in recent times is for sale at Knockadreet. The 114ac residential holding, which has top-class shedding and a single-storey farmhouse in need of refurbishment, comes with a guide price of €9,000 to €10,000/ac.
Located in the north-east of the county, the farm is 6km from Newtownmountkennedy, 7km from Roundwood and 8km from Ashford.
It is described by auctioneer David Quinn as a lovely farm with good facilities and plenty of potential.
"The single-storey farmhouse might be in need of total refurbishment," he said, "but its presence is vital for any planning application. Planning is very restricted in this area."
The land is divided into 18 fields. The Vartry River flows through the holding dividing it into two lots with the house and yard located on 72ac in the townland of Knockadreet while 42ac with a cattle crush and cattle handling facilities are in the townland of Tomriland.
The land is all grazing ground and Mr Quinn says that aside from a 5ac piece of woodland and softer ground, the place is in great heart.
Road frontage is very limited but there are two good access points from the road and a cul-de-sac.
The land has been well looked after and carefully farmed over the years. The holding was home to a sheep and beef operation that produced award-winning cattle in local and national shows.