Farm Ireland

Sunday 18 February 2018

Rare ready-made holding in Cavan

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

If you could buy a ready-made farm off the rack, then this 80ac residential farm at Drumheel, Virginia, Co Cavan, would be the business.

The holding is made up of good-quality agricultural land with an extensive range of modern, well-finished farm buildings, a four-bed farmhouse and entitlements of more than €10,500.

The property is available in three lots and will be sold at auction by Kells selling agent Robert Nixon on June 30 with a guide of €8,000-10,000/ac.

The holding is just a 10-minute drive from the M3 motorway and is located four miles from Kells and four miles from Virginia on the Meath/Cavan border.


The owner is a renowned breeder of purebred Limousins and the farm reflects the attention to detail and finish that is typical of breeders.

The farm is all in pasture and laid out in good divisions with a roadway running through the middle providing access to all fields. The lands are in good heart having been recently reseeded. There is a private well supply for water and good road frontage on to a secondary road off the N3.

The farmyard comprises a range of buildings that include two four-bay double slatted sheds, one four-bay single slatted shed, one three-bay single slatted shed, a four-bay loose shed and three calving boxes.

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The sheds are finished to the highest specification and come complete with rubber mats and head restraints. There is separate access to the farmyard and an individual ESB supply to the farm buildings.

The house is a perfectly habitable, stone-built, two-storey farmhouse and accommodation includes four bedrooms, a modern kitchen/ dining area, two reception rooms, a toilet and a family bathroom.

The residence has been well maintained and is ready to be occupied. There is a separate entrance to the house and it is located away from the yard but connected by an internal roadway. The house on 0.75ac can be bought as one lot.

It may be of interest to prospective buyers that planning permission, which has now lapsed, was given on the land for a two-storey dwelling, a proprietary waste water treatment system, a private well and an entrance on to the public road.

The property will be sold in three lots. Lot one will comprise 80ac and the farmyard, while lot two will include the house on 0.75ac with the entire making up lot three.

According to Mr Nixon, this is a rare opportunity to buy a holding of this size and quality.

"It isn't often that people in this area part with property such as this, but the owner in this case is selling the farm to concentrate on other business interests," he said.

"This is a walk-in property for the customer who wants the entire or for people with an interest in either of the lots."

The auction takes place at the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells, at 3pm on Thursday, June 30

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