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Tuesday 27 September 2016

Steady flow of land sales in the lakelands County

Jim O'Brien

Published 22/04/2015 | 02:30

A steady stream of Westmeath land is coming on the market in the next few weeks. Among the properties being brought to the sales rooms by Mullingar auctioneer James Murtagh is a 15ac non-residential parcel at Scurlockstown, near Delvin. The holding has a guide price of €8,500 to €9,000/ac.

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Located 0.5 miles off the Delvin to Castlepollard Road, the land is three miles from Delvin and 15 miles from Mullingar.

The property is all in one field with plenty of road frontage and is described by Mr Murtagh as a "cracking parcel of ground."

"You could plough it, till it or graze it, you could do whatever you like with it," he said. Given the amount of road frontage with it, the property could make an ideal residential holding with the necessary planning permission," he said.

The property will be offered for sale by auction at the Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar at 3pm on Friday, April 24.

Mr Murtagh is also bringing a 33ac farm at Reynella near Mullingar to auction. Located eight miles from Mullingar and four miles from Delvin, the holding is guided at €200,000 or over €6,000/ac.

The land is described as good land that has been neglected but could be brought back to its best with some care and attention.

With extensive road frontage on to the N52, the farm is easily accessible at a number of points. A derelict cottage on the property could provide the opportunity to develop it as a residential holding. The farm is home to some fine stands of trees, including some lovely mature beech.

The 33ac holding will be offered for sale by public auction at the Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar at 3pm on Friday, May 1.

Beef farm

A 62ac residential beef farm at Archerstown, Delvin is that last but not the least on the James Murtagh auction list. Located two miles from Delvin, off the Castlepollard road, the farm is for sale with a guide of €400,000 or €6,500/ac.

It is described as a super fattening farm laid out in five divisions. Well cared for and in good heart, it is ideally suited to beef or tillage.

A two storey farmhouse on the property is structurally sound but needs upgrading. In terms of outbuildings, the yard includes a three-bay haybarn, some stone-built sheds and cattle handling facilities.

The farm comes to auction at Annebrook House Hotel, Mullingar at 3pm on Friday, May 8.

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