Farm Ireland

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Coillte sale a Model expansion opportunity

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Coillte is selling a 64ac parcel of land at Camolin Park, Camolin, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. The land was recently used as a nursery but a local farmer has maintained it in tillage and grass. The property is part of Coillte's Camolin Park Wood, an area popular with local people for walking and horse riding.

Located 1.5km from the village of Camolin and the main N11 Dublin to Rosslare road, the holding is accessed via a private 500m lane, which is shared with several householders and landowners.

The land, which is level and naturally drained, is divided into several manageable divisions. Of the entire property, 49 arable acres are used for tillage and grass.

The remaining 15ac are in forestry that includes a selection of mature oak and broadleaf trees, along with some coniferous varieties. Most of the woodlands run around the boundary fences of the land, giving the farm great shelter and privacy. The holding is serviced by excellent interior, hardcore roadways.

At the centre of the property is a farmyard with facilities developed when Coillte operated the holding as a nursery. The buildings include offices, sheds and a cold storage unit. The sheds consist of a three-span, round-roof barn with two lean-to buildings, measuring 45x57ft, that are fully enclosed with sliding doors and a concrete floor.

Also included is an office measuring 21x15ft with a spacious store room and a canteen area. There is also a large cold storage unit (54x24ft) at the rear of the office area.

Services include a large water storage tank close to the outbuildings, a private well, electricity supply and septic tank facilities.

David Quinn, of Quinn Properties, described the Camolin farm as an excellent holding.

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"It is in a top location and the land is of the best quality. It is ideal for someone looking to expand a current farming operation or someone wishing to start a residential farm, subject to the appropriate planning permission," he said.

With a guide of €450,000 or €7,000/ac, the Camolin property will go to auction at the Gorey offices of Quinn Property at 12pm on Friday, October 29.

Irish Independent

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