Farm Ireland

Sunday 17 December 2017

No apple field but free-draining farm is suitable for any activity

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Had the place name Oulart been translated directly from its original Irish into English, the Co Wexford village would be known as Applefield. What a lovely name in either language.

Indeed, the sunny southeast is probably the only part of Ireland where one can imagine an apple field blooming, though place names similar to Oulart are to be found in the more westerly counties of Limerick and Fermanagh.

Whatever the etymology of the place name, David Quinn of Quinn property, Gorey, is hoping the fruits of his labour will be bountiful when a 75ac residential tillage farm in Oulart goes to auction later in the month.

The farm has a guide price of €10,000/ac for the land and €70,000 for the house and its immediate outbuildings on 0.75ac.

The farm is situated 3km off the main Gorey to Wexford road (R741) and within a stone's throw of the village of Oulart. The town of Enniscorthy is 12km away and Gorey 20km to the north.

Predominately south-facing, the land is described by David Quinn as excellent free-draining ground suited to any agricultural enterprise.

At the moment 56ac are in tillage, with the remainder in permanent pasture. The property has extensive road frontage and is divided by a public road into a number of separate lots.

Standing on a 0.75ac site, the three-bedroom bungalow is in good condition. The accommodation includes an entrance hall, living room with a solid oak floor, a kitchen and dining area. There is also a utility room, three bedrooms and a bathroom.

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The homestead is approached by a concrete driveway and is set on a yard with a lawn area to both sides, while adjacent to the residence is a two-bay shed extending to 30ft by 25ft. Services to the house include oil-fired central heating, private water and a septic tank.

The farmyard stands on c.0.8ac and includes a concrete yard, a derelict farmhouse and a range of sheds including a 45ft shed with a 25ft lean-to and a 20ft lean-to.

There is also a lofted shed of 30ft by 17ft and a range of loose sheds coming to 150ft by 15ft.

To attract the widest number of customers the farm will be offered for sale in eight lots. Lot one is comprised of 6.1ac of land, lot two extends to 7.1ac, lot three 6.5ac, lot four 17.5ac, lot five 32.3ac, lot six will include the farmyard on 0.8ac, while lot seven comprises the house on 0.75ac (guided at €70,000), and the final lot is an 4ac parcel.

"This is an outstanding farm with excellent land and no waste which will be of interest to both the farming community and some others," Mr Quinn said.

The auction takes place on Friday, October 26 at 3pm at the Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co Wexford.

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