Meath land goes for close to €10k/ac at auction
Published 30/09/2015 | 02:30
Navan auctioneer John Harrington is having a busy and successful time in the auction rooms these days.
A recent executor sale saw the disposal of the non residential part of a 31.66ac farm at Tankardstown, near Navan in Co Meath. The holding sold under the hammer for €300,000. The house on 0.66ac was withdrawn.
A nice neat property located 17km from Navan and 8km from Slane the fields are well fenced and well supplied with water and currently used for grazing and silage purposes. The only farm buildings come in the form of a hayshed.
The residence is a two bedroom house on 0.66ac and in need of renovation. At auction there was no interest in the house but three bidders showed cause when the 31ac was offered to the gathering. It opened at €220,000 and was bid to €300,000 and at this point it was put on the market and sold at that to a local family.
Further north in Co Cavan, Mr Harrington sold Corville House at Bawnboy near Ballyconnell. It comprises a Georgian residence on 56ac of grassland.
The two-storey over basement property on 8.2ac made €290,000 under the hammer, while the remaining 47.8ac was withdrawn and sold after auction to a local farmer for €280,000 bringing the total for the two lots to €570,000
Located 6km from Ballyconnell the holding is close to the borders of Sligo, Leitrim and Fermanagh. The house was built in the 1820s and occupied up to recently. Retaining many of its original Georgian features the accommodation includes six bedrooms, a bathroom, a drawing room, dining room and kitchen along with a rear kitchen and pantry and a downstairs WC.