Farm Ireland

Saturday 17 March 2018

State of the art farm is ready to go

Aerial view of farm in Taghmon, Wexford
Aerial view of farm in Taghmon, Wexford
The house is situated in the centre of the property
Shed interior of farm in Wexford
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A FINE 140ac residential farm with an extensive range of state of the art farm buildings at Taghmon, Co Wexford is on the private treaty market with a guide price of up to €1.5m.

The holding is comprised of a three-bedroom bungalow, an extensive range of contemporary farm buildings with accommodation for up to 250hd of cattle and 140ac of high-class grassland.

The current owners are retiring from farming having spent a lifetime building up this very successful suckler operation. The farm can be bought as a going concern that could include the suckler herd, machinery and entitlements.

It is located 2.5km from Taghmon, between the Foulksmills road and the R733 Duncannon Line, around 15km from Wexford town and 10km from Wellington Bridge.

The holding is all in one block with the exception of a 0.5ac piece located at the opposite side of the public road.

The house and yard are centrally located on the property with the land around it divided into six divisions. The largest of these is a 63ac parcel sub-divided into a number of manageable grazing lots.

According to selling agent, David Quinn of Quinn Property, up to 50pc of the farm could be described as Clonroche soil type, excellent for both grassland and tillage production.

The remaining lands are slightly heavier in nature and ideal for grassland production but also suitable for tillage.

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The entire farm is fenced with electric fencing, while water is delivered to all fields into large troughs fed by a piped supply from the farmyard.

There is a natural water course running along two boundaries of the farm delivering a constant supply of natural water.

The farmyard, which has its own independent access to the public road, is located to the rear of the dwelling house with a walkway from the residence to the yard.

Three small stud railed paddocks are located around the perimeter of the yard with a number of access points from the yard to the lands.

An extensive range of modern farm buildings makes up the yard. This includes straw-bedded slatted accommodation, extensive machinery and hay sheds, a range of stables and large open concrete yards.

The buildings include a slatted shed with rubber mats, an adjoining bull pen, seven stables and a three-span span round roof shed with two lean-to sheds. All the buildings have concrete floors.

A large modern cattle shed incorporates two loose houses with calving pens, a collecting area, an indoor cattle crush, a slatted tank and a feeding barrier under a sheltered feeding area.

There is also a machinery shed, a large open concrete yard and concrete built dung-stead with an adjoining effluent tank that has capacity for 27.3msq of effluent. An older set of buildings host a number of traditional stables.

The farmhouse residence extending to 1,663sqft was built about 40 years ago. Finished with an attractive red brick outer finish the bungalow is well maintained and in excellent condition.

The accommodation includes an entrance hall, a living room with an oak floor and a wood burning stove, a fully fitted kitchen including a granite worktop, an integrated gas hob and electric oven, an under-counter fridge and an oil-fired cooker.

Other accommodation includes a study, a dining area, a fully equipped utility room, four bedrooms, of which one is ensuite and a family bathroom.

The property is approached via a gravelled driveway lined with mature trees and shrubberies at the entrance with a parking area to front and lawns at either side.

To the rear is a patio with lawn area, flower gardens and a vegetable patch.

According to Mr Quinn the holding has been farmed as a top class suckler enterprise for the past number of years and he believes it would also be perfectly suited for dairying or tillage.

He expects huge local interest in the property describing it as a "ready to go farm with top class facilities."

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