Farm Ireland

Sunday 18 February 2018

Midlands home and 108ac for €1.1million

The Victorian-era residence at Kilpatrick, Co Westmeath stands on 100ac of grassland and 8ac of forestry.
The Victorian-era residence at Kilpatrick, Co Westmeath stands on 100ac of grassland and 8ac of forestry.
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Kilpatrick House on 108ac near Collinstown in Co Westmeath is a lovely manageable farm with a charming period house. The property is coming to auction with a guide price of €1.1m.

Located near Collinstown village about 13km from Mullingar the farm includes the residence, an adjoining two-bedroom apartment, a well-equipped farmyard, 100ac of grassland and 8ac of forestry.

The house, extending to 2,300sqft, is of an early 19th century vintage.

The front portion of the house has a spacious conservatory, a more recent addition that may or may not suit the purist in search of a period residence.

As conservatories go it is very sympathetic to the original. Other accommodation includes an entrance hall, two living rooms, a kitchen with fitted units along with a utility room and a guest WC. Upstairs are three bedrooms and a family bathroom.

To the rear of the residence is the traditional stone courtyard with a series of stone built sheds.

The house is set close to the road with its own road frontage and is surrounded by lovely spaces with great potential for developing a garden.

According to Jennifer Walsh of selling agents Sherry FitzGerald Davitt and Davitt the house is in fine condition and while it might need some redecoration to suit the tastes of the new owner the building is structurally sound with many of its original features still intact. Adjoining the residence is an apartment with accommodation that includes a kitchen/living area with two bedrooms and a shower room. This was added in the relatively recent past and according to Ms Walsh it is ready to move into.

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The lands are mainly in grass and have superb access from 1,300m of road frontage. They are all well fenced throughout, have been well minded and are in great heart. The farmyard is home to a wide range of buildings including a three-bay machinery shed, a slatted shed with a holding area along with a second slatted shed and a feed station.

The sheds are a combination of modern and traditional housing in a yard that has everything one would need for a modern livestock operation.

According to Jennifer Walsh this is a fine property with a lovely traditional house, good sheds and good farmland.

For the purposes of the auction the property is in two lots with the residence and yard on 90ac guided at €950,000 while 18ac consisting of 10ac of grazing land and 8ac of forestry are guided at €120,000.

The farm will be sold at auction at Hotel Castlepollard at 3pm on Thursday, May 5.

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