Farm Ireland

Friday 15 December 2017

Kennels bring added value

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

The house with a few acres takes on a whole new meaning when it is within striking distance of Dublin. A fine modern house on 20ac between Longwood and Clonard near Enfield in Co Meath is sure to attract much attention.

It comes with fully licensed greyhound breeding kennels that have provision for 20-25 dogs. While the price of the holding is currently guided at €585,000, according to Ronan McKenna of selling agents Raymond Potterton Auctioneers, the agents are open to offers.

The house is a modern bungalow; bright, airy and spacious. It is approached by a gravelled driveway through mature landscaped gardens bounded to the front by post-and-rail fence.

The accommodation includes an entrance hall, a spacious sitting room and a living room with French windows leading to the back garden. The kitchen is fully fitted. The utility room is plumbed for appliances and accommodates the oil-fired central heating system. There are four bedrooms, one with a bay window and en-suite facilities. There is also a family bathroom and a separate WC.

The auctioneer describes the 20ac farm as "the best of flat Meath land". There are three fields along with a paddock for greyhounds. These are fully fenced for sheep. The dwelling is at the end of a field, leaving extensive road frontage that could be used for further development subject to the requisite planning permission.

The kennels are built to the highest specification and, with the proper planning, could easily be upgraded to dwelling house status. The facilities could also be used to accommodate a boarding kennel business.

The property has been put on the market by its owners who are in the process of moving. It is for sale by private treaty and Mr McKenna encourages prospective clients to come and have a look.

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