Farm Ireland

Friday 24 November 2017

Royal County 65ac hits market with a guide of €15k/ac

In April 2007, a customer paid €660,000 for an old council cottage on one acre at Donacarney, Co Meath. The new owner subsequently knocked down the cottage and built a substantial two-storey house on the site.

If the man had waited, the money he paid for the site would now put him in a strong position to buy a 65ac farm located over the hedge. The holding is on the market by private treaty with a guide price of €15,000/ac.

Located half a mile from Grange, on the Cope to Bettystown road, the farm has been tilled over the years, producing potatoes and corn. Frank Flynn of selling agents Robert B Daly describes the farm as the best of tillage ground - flat, fertile and with frontage on to two roads.

The land was bought by a developer in 2005 and is now being sold by a bank at agricultural value. Let for a number of years, the farm is well looked after and in great heart.


Six big fields make up the holding, making it ideal for tillage farming.

According to Mr Flynn, a lot of enquiries are coming from vegetable farmers in Fingal who are finding it increasingly difficult to buy or rent land in their own locality.

In light of the substantial road frontage it may be possible to secure planning permission for a residence on the land.

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