Development potential in Co Meath
Auctioneer Jimmy Dillon is expecting to close the sale of a 78ac farm at Ballybin, Ratoath, Co Meath over the next fortnight.
Located one mile from Ashbourne and one mile from Ratoath, the non-residential farm is for sale by private treaty and comes with a guide price of €950,000 or over €12,000/ac.
Mr Dillon describes the farm as an excellent bank of land that was tilled over the years and is now in grass meadowing. There are no buildings on the land but cattle handling facilities include a cattle crush and pen.
The farm comes with excellent road frontage on to a side road, which is part of the folio, and is accessed by three gates on to the adjacent county road.
Laid out in five divisions the holding would make a fine standalone farm or a substantial out-farm to an existing holding.
"Its location is excellent," Mr Dillon says. "And while the days of large-scale development are gone, the location, a mile from Ashbourne and Ratoath and within 20 minutes of Dublin, will ensure the place will be in the firing line when possibilities for development re-emerge," he maintains.
With several interested parties in contention, Mr Dillon says he is within sight of achieving the guide price and closing the sale.