Compact Meath farm with a €200,000 price tag

The house on the farm near Summerhill.
The house on the farm near Summerhill.
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

When it comes to farmland sale auctioneers will tell you their bread and butter is made up of the smaller parcels that sell consistently.

Properties of this size continue to make good money because they attract the most likely customer, the landowner outside the ditch.

Thomas Potterton is selling a 19.5ac residential holding at a place called Ballygortha, near Summerhill in Co Meath and guiding it at €300,000. The placename means either the ‘home of the hunger’ or the ‘hurted place.’ Mr Potterton assures me that neither name is appropriate as the land and the people of that beknighted place are neither hungry nor ‘hurted.’

Located 4km from Summerhill and 10km from Trim the land is located around an old bungalow farmhouse with accommodation that includes two bedrooms, bathroom, a kitchen and a parlour.

Outside is a nice garden while the 19.5ac of land is laid out  in small fields intersected with hedgerow. There are some dated out offices with the property and it has limited road frontage.

The place would be ideally suited to the hobby farmer and it comes for auction at the Property Exchange, Trim at 3pm on Wednesday, November 15.

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