Farm Ireland

Saturday 16 December 2017

Former Cavan show farm is primed for auction sale

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A lovely 60ac residential farm near Baileborough in Co Cavan has just come on the market. With a traditional farmhouse in excellent condition, a neat farmyard and well-maintained lands, this property is sure to attract much attention when it goes for auction on Friday.

The executor sale has a guide price of €400,000-450,000, or €6,500-7,500/ac.

The farm, located at Gartnaneane, less than 6km from Baileborough, is part of the estate of the late Liam Farrell, a renowned sheep farmer.

In its day, this holding was a demonstration sheep farm.

According to selling agent Padraic Smith, the lands are highly fertile and productive and laid out in good-sized divisions. The fencing is of the highest standard and much of the property enjoys road frontage.

The farmyard is of the traditional type, with a range of sheds and some good stock- handling facilities. The house is a solid farmhouse in good condition and includes three bedrooms, a sitting room, kitchen/diner and bathroom.

The property will be offered in lots with each of the three larger lots coming with their own stock-handling facilities.

The entire farm comprises 60ac, the farmhouse and sheds makes up lot one, while lot two is made up of just over 13ac with road frontage and good sheep-handling facilities adjacent to the road.

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Lot three extends to nearly 35ac with road frontage and a sheep-handling unit with concreted holding pens, drafting chute and gate. A curving avenue through a small evergreen wood leads to what could be a really attractive residential site, subject to planning permission.

The home farm with the residence and yard on just under 11ac comprises lot four, while lot five is a potential site for a house of 0.7ac with road frontage. This attractive site is surrounded by mature hedgerow and would provide an ideal location for a residence subject to the necessary planning permission.

A wind turbine on the land is excluded from the sale, while a short access road over the lands provides a right of way to the turbine site. However, there may be potential for further turbines on the lands.

Mr Smith says he expects quite a crowd at the auction at the Baile Hotel, Baileborough, on Friday at 4pm.

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