A model holding
Wexford land is continuing to make big money and even though land prices elsewhere appear to be softening, they are holding firm in the sunny south east.
Auctioneer David Quinn is hoping for a good result as he brings a 63ac residential farm at Killanne near Enniscorthy to auction with a guide of €10,000/ac.
Located 2km from Killanne, the farm is 15km from Enniscorthy and 8km off the N30 at Clonroche. In a lovely part of west Wexford, the holding is in a strong agricultural area of fertile ground set in the shadow of the Blackstairs Mountains.
The farm was once a dairy farm but became a suckler operation for a number of years and in recent times it has been rented by a dairy farmer.
The original dairy infrastructure is still in place, including the milking parlour, the central roadways and well-fenced paddocks. Any purchaser wishing to covert it to dairy use would have little to do.
Most of the farm (55.5ac) is in one block with a 7.5ac piece situated across the road from the main holding with both sides enjoying plenty of road frontage. The farm is known locally as the 'Model Farm' and in its day hosted many farm walks.
The residence, a traditional stone storey built farmhouse with an upper floor, is set back 100m from the road. It was remodelled and extended with flat roof extensions over the years and is in good condition and well maintained. The accommodation includes an entrance hall, living room, sitting room, TV room, kitchen and three bedrooms, one of which has ensuite facilities.
The farmyard consists of a wide range of buildings including a two-span A-framed shed with a garage and storage area, a four-span round roof shed with a four-span lean-to, a three-span round roof shed with slatted accommodation and a central feeding passage. There is also an adjoining collecting yard, a holding pen with a slatted tank and a cattle crush along with another three-span round roofed shed with a three-span lean-to.