Farm Ireland

Friday 20 April 2018

Mullingar holding and farm in 'great heart'

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A 63ac holding with a fine red-brick house located three miles from Mullingar is set to come to auction with a guide of €8,500 to €9,000/ac.

An out-farm associated with the same holding and extending to 70ac at Walshestown, Mullingar is to be sold on the same day with a guide of €7,000 to €8,000/ac. Both are the subject of a common executor sale.

The south-facing land is described by auctioneer James Murtagh as the best of ground suitable for tillage or grazing.

At present, there are between 10 and 12ac of barley sown on the land and Mr Murtagh maintains that the remainder of the farm could also be ploughed. There is extensive road frontage on to the Mullingar to Ballynacargy road.

Accommodation within the house includes three reception rooms, a kitchen, four bedrooms, a utility room, bathroom and toilet. Externally, the house is in fine condition but could do with decoration and renovation internally.

The farm buildings are of the traditional type but the farmyard hosts a range of useful buildings. These include a three-bay haybarn, lean-to, two cattle sheds and two silage pits.

The farm will be offered in the entire and lots. The larger section comprises the house on 46.38ac, with the remaining 16.62ac being offered separately.

The out-farm at Walshestown extends to 70ac and is described by Mr Murtagh as excellent feeding ground.

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Approached by a tree-lined avenue with a stud-railed fence, the land is in great heart having been well kept over the last number of years by a tenant who took good care of the place.

Both properties will be sold at auction at the Annebrook House Hotel, Mullingar at 3pm on Friday, July 12.

Mr Murtagh is also handling the sale of a 13ac residential farm at Parsonstown, Crookedwood, four miles from Mullingar.

The property comes with a guide of €200,000.

Located four miles from Mullingar, on the Castlepollard road, the residence on the land consists of a three-bedroom bungalow with sitting room, dining room/kitchen, bathroom and toilet. The house is in need of complete refurbishment.

The land is described as all arable ground without an inch of waste and carrying natural beech timber. The property will be sold at auction at the Greville Arms Hotel at 3pm on Friday, July 5.

Irish Independent