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Friday 21 October 2016

Traditional farmhouse on 39ac guided at €400,000

Jim O'Brien

Published 02/09/2015 | 02:30

Under the hammer: Grove Mill is located at Holyfort, Co Wexford and goes to auction next week.
Under the hammer: Grove Mill is located at Holyfort, Co Wexford and goes to auction next week.

The second half of the 2015 auction season is hotting up and nowhere better for the heat to rise than in the sunny south east. One of the first properties to face the hammer this autumn season is a 39ac residential holding at Grove Mill, Hollyfort, Co Wexford. It comes to market in lots with an overall guide of €400,000.

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Located close to Hollyfort village and 3km from Gorey the property includes a farmhouse, outbuildings and 39ac of grassland. The residential farm is laid out in one block and is divided by the public road with extensive road frontage and with river frontage onto the meandering Bann River.

The residence is a traditional stone built farmhouse and approached by a hard core laneway. Built over 150 years ago the stone house is in a sound structural condition with a relatively new roof.

The farmyard has a range of buildings that includes a three- bay shed with a concrete floor and silage wall, a three-bay lean-to with cubicles, a cattle crush, a disused utility parlour and dairy along with a concrete yard with holding area. There is also a range of stone out buildings, some of which are lofted. The yard has its own separate entrance.

According to David Quinn the lands are of excellent quality, currently in grass and suitable for any enterprise. They are well fenced and watered with all natural boundaries and an array of mature trees. The portion of the lands close to the house run down to the River Bann.


The property will be offered for sale at auction in lots or as an entire with the house and farmyard on 13ac making up one lot and guided at €150,000. An adjoining 11.75ac parcel makes up another lot while a 14ac parcel with extensive road frontage onto two roads makes up a third.

The 13ac parcel with the house is described solely as grazing ground with the other two parcels suitable for both grazing and tillage.

Mr Quinn expects 'hobby farm' interest on the 13ac with the house, while he expects active farmer interest in the other two pieces. The property will be sold at auction at the Gorey Offices of Quinn Property at 4pm on Friday, September 11.

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