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Dairy and horse farm up for grabs

Limerick 133ac+residence Public auction October20

Jim O'Brien

Published 28/09/2010 | 05:00

Described as an excellent farm, the property was originally a dairy operation and comes complete with some equestrian facilities
Described as an excellent farm, the property was originally a dairy operation and comes complete with some equestrian facilities

GVM Kilmallock intends to give everyone a chance to bid when a fine 133ac residential farm located at Rathcannon, Athlacca, Co Limerick, goes for auction at the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare on October 20.

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Described as an excellent farm, the property was originally a dairy operation and comes complete with some equestrian facilities.

The residence is a two-storey, four-bedroom house in need of refurbishment, while the farmyard consists of a wide variety of buildings that include 10 stables and an all-weather lunging ring. There is also cubicle accommodation for 62hd of cattle, a machinery shed, an old milking parlour, two silage pits and a slurry tank.

The one block of land, all in grass, is the best of Limerick dairy land and well renowned in the area. It has its own water supply and is laid out in good-sized fields. There is very good road frontage onto two roads.

Phillip Purcell of GVM believes there will be strong interest locally in the property.

"People involved in dairy, horses and dry cattle will have their eyes on this farm," Mr Purcell said.

He insisted that whoever came to the auction with buying in mind would be catered for.

To that end, the property will be sold in four lots. Lot one comprises 56.55ac with the residence and the yard; lot two includes 36.18ac; while 39.78ac will make up lot three. Lot four will consist of the entire.

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"I intend to concentrate on selling the individual lots when I open the bidding," explained Phillip. "I'll take them in order and everybody will have a chance. Once I'm happy with what is on offer for each of the lots I will total what is bid and then put the entire to the auction seeking bids in excess of this total. I will be fair to everyone," he maintained.

"In the economic climate we are in, you just cannot presume that all customers coming to an auction for a farm such as this are interested in the entire of the property."

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