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Monday 1 May 2017

Wexford farm sells lock, stock and barrel for over €1.4m

The residence, farm buildings, 140ac, machinery and livestock at Ballynagale, Co Wexford was bought in one swoop by a Kildare-based buyer
The residence, farm buildings, 140ac, machinery and livestock at Ballynagale, Co Wexford was bought in one swoop by a Kildare-based buyer
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A Co Kildare farmer bought a 140ac residential farm at Ballynagale, Taghmon, Co Wexford along with its livestock, machinery and entitlements in a lock, stock and barrel sale.

The private treaty transaction conducted by David Quinn of Quinn Property and concluded in the last few days saw the final price paid exceed the guide of between €1.4m and €1.5m.

Located 2.5km from Taghmon between the Foulksmills road and the R733 Duncannon Line the farm is 15km from Wexford town and 10km from Wellington Bridge.

The holding is comprised of a three-bedroom bungalow, an extensive range of contemporary farm buildings with accommodation for up to 250 head of cattle and 140ac of high-class grassland.

The current owners are retiring from farming having spent a lifetime building up this very successful suckler operation. The farm was offered with or without the suckler herd, machinery and entitlements.

The holding is all in one block with the exception of a 0.5ac piece located at the opposite side of the public road. The house and yard are centrally located on the property with the land around it divided into six divisions. The largest of these is a 63ac parcel sub-divided into a number of manageable grazing lots.

The entire farm is fenced with electric fencing while water is delivered to all fields into large troughs fed by a piped supply from the farmyard. There is a natural water course running along two boundaries of the farm delivering a constant supply of natural water.

The farmyard, which has its own independent access to the public road, is located to the rear of the dwelling house with a walk-way from the residence to the yard.

Three small stud railed paddocks are located around the perimeter of the yard with a number of access points from the yard to the lands.

A range of modern farm includes straw-bedded slatted accommodation, extensive machinery and hay sheds, a range of stables and large open concrete yards.

Traditional stables

The buildings also include a slatted shed with rubber mats, an adjoining bull pen, seven stables and a three-span span round roof shed with two lean-tos.

All the buildings have concrete floors. An older set of buildings host a number of traditional stables.

The bungalow farmhouse extending to 1,663sqft was built about 40 years ago.

The accommodation includes an entrance hall, a living room, a fully fitted kitchen, a study, a dining area, a fully equipped utility room, four bedrooms, of which one is ensuite, and a family bathroom

The property is approached via a gravelled driveway lined with mature trees and shrubberies at the entrance with a parking area to front and lawns at either side.

To the rear is a patio with lawn area, flower gardens and a vegetable patch.

The new owner will continue to operate the farm as a suckler farm.

The residence, farm buildings, 140ac, machinery and livestock at Ballynagale, Co Wexford was bought in one swoop by a Kildare-based buyer

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