Farm Ireland

Sunday 22 April 2018

Prime Meath farm guided at €900,000

The period property and 100ac at Ginnetts, Summerhill, Co Meath is guided at €900,000
The period property and 100ac at Ginnetts, Summerhill, Co Meath is guided at €900,000

Ken Whelan

A top class 100ac farm in the heart of Co Meath's horse and pedigree cattle belt has been placed on the market with a guide price of €900,000.

Ginnetts in Summerhill, where many top horses such as RDS champion Ginnetts Nadia first saw the light of day, is typical of the equestrian properties in this area which consistently produce top class horses.

The former owner - the second generation of her family to run the farm - was also a noted cattle breeder and she speicalised in rearing pedigree Limousins.

She passed away 10 years ago and left the farm to family members who are now moving out of agriculture.

Auctioneer Stephen Barry of Raymond Pottertons of Navan believes the property would make an ideal acquisition for someone interested in reviving the equestrian fortunes of Ginnetts.

It could also well appeal to a farmer who might be interested in breeding pedigree cattle.

"Summerhill was always famous for its bullocks which always commanded the best prices Trim mart," said Mr Barry.

He describes the property as "a warm secluded farm wrapped around by mature trees.

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"The land at Summerhill is famous for its quality and it says a lot about the quality of this farm when you think most of the acreage on this farm can be used for silage," added Mr Barry.

The property is being offered for sale at Pottersons on Thursday July 2 at 3pm in three lots - the entire; the residence and yard with 27ac, and the remaining 73ac of prime land which includes six acres of forestry.

The well-maintained residence, which is Georgian in design, includes a hall, two reception rooms and five bedrooms.

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