Wicklow 63ac goes under the hammer
An ideal mid-sized residential farm goes under the hammer at Germaine's Hotel, Baltinglass on Tuesday October 5. The 63ac residential holding with extensive farm buildings at Nerginstown Glen, Dunlavin, Co Wicklow, is a working farm developed around a 150-year-old traditional stone farmhouse and traditional stone outbuildings.
The property, which is divided into two lots by the public road, has obviously got extensive road frontage. The residence and farmyard, standing on 12ac, are on the eastern side of the road, while 51ac are located directly across the road on the left hand side.
The farmhouse is an attractive solid building in good condition with traditional decor. It comprises a spacious entrance hall, kitchen-cum-dining room, back-kitchen, sitting room, four bedrooms and a bathroom.
A courtyard to the front of the property contains a number of traditional buildings including a large stone barn partially lofted, a stone dairy and a garage. The main farmyard is located to the rear and contains an extensive range of fine sheds. These include a three-span round roof shed with two lean-to's, a four-span slatted shed with feeding passage, three cubicle sheds, a large calf-rearing shed and eight individual pens.
There are some old concrete-built outhouses including a milking parlour and dairy in need of repair, and a large open concrete yard with feeding troughs. There is also a concrete slurry pit.
The land around the house has 12ac in grass and is in two divisions. The major portion runs northwards from the farmyard with extensive frontage (430m) onto the public road. These lands are of excellent quality and suited to grazing or tillage purposes.
Located across the road from the farmyard are 51ac divided into four grazing divisions. All the land is in grass and is of excellent quality. It is well fenced and watered from the farmyard. The farm has been run as a dairy farm for a number of years and, as is normal for good dairy operations, a hardcore road services the lands.