Farm Ireland

Monday 20 November 2017

40ac residential farm expected to pull in the punters

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A 40ac residential farm between Athboy and Delvin, Co Meath, is attracting a lot of attention in the Royal County.

The farm, which comes with a farmhouse in need of total refurbishment and a relatively modern farmyard, comes with a guide price of €250,000, or €6,250/ac.

Located three miles from Athboy, off the Delvin road, the land is described as good quality grassland.

Aidan Heffernan, of selling agents Sherry FitzGerald Royal, said that while the property could do with some attention it is essentially good ground that is well fenced and watered by a stream that bounds the farm.

The farmyard consists of a silage pit, a slatted unit and cubicle shed with accommodation for up to 60 head of cattle.

The residence is a four-bedroom farmhouse with a living room, kitchen and bathroom. It has been unoccupied for a number of years and needs total renovation.

The house and farmyard are a distance from the road and approached by a nice avenue. There is good road frontage, the advantage of which is slightly complicated by the presence of the stream that bounds the land and flows along the roadside between the road and the farm.

Mr Heffernan said the guide of €6,250/ac was realistic and would attract a range of buyers, including farmers seeking to add to an existing holding or people wishing to buy a small residential farm.

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The property will be auctioned at Trim Castle Hotel at 3pm next Tuesday.

Also for auction on the same day is a 19.5ac field at Tullyard, Trim. Located a mile from Trim, on the Kilbride road, the land is well fenced and has reasonable road frontage, which could accommodate a residence, and a separate entrance to the land.

Sherry FitzGerald Royal is guiding this sale at €160,000, or €8,000-8,500/ac.

There is planning permission for a residence, but this is associated with local needs and is specific to the person to whom it was granted. The individual in question no longer wishes to build on this property.

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