Farm Ireland

Monday 23 October 2017

Agent expecting a successful sale for coastal farm

BUSINESSMEN and farmers in equal measure have so far accounted for the expressions of interest in a Gorey holding that's come on the market.

The 54ac holding's proximity to the Co Wexford coastline is one of the key factors widening the appeal of the land at Mount Alexander.

Auctioneer Denis Howell, of Warren Estates, who is handling the executor's sale, said the property is only a mile and a half from Gorey and a five-minute drive from the popular resorts of Courtown and Ballymoney. It is also within one mile of the M11 motorway, between Dublin and Rosslare.


He's offering the land in its entirety or in several lots, which could appeal to farmers with adjoining land, and quoting a guide price in the region of €8,000-10,000/ac.

There are no entitlements attached to the land.

Mr Howell describes the property as "a nice block of land" and it comes with around 700m of road frontage onto two roads.

The land is heavy during the winter and is excellent grassland or suitable for winter cereals. At present, around 22ac are under winter wheat and the remainder is all newly reseeded grassland.

Also Read

The lots are made up of eight acres of reseeded land, a 19ac block, which was also reseeded in May, and 4.5ac of additional grazing land.

The 22ac currently used for tillage purposes will be offered in a separate lot.

"There's certainly been a lot of interest in it but, of course, you never really know until the day if people managed to secure credit," Mr Howell said.

The auction is scheduled to take place in the auctioneers' salesroom in Gorey on August 17, unless previously sold.

To arrange a viewing, contact Warren Estates at 053 942 1211

Irish Independent

Top Stories