Take the high road to Tara

A guide price of just short of €1m is being quoted for a compact residential tillage holding located close to Tara

The 61ac of tillage land at Collierstown, Co Meath is set on elevated ground.
The 61ac of tillage land at Collierstown, Co Meath is set on elevated ground.
The 1950s bungalow is in very good condition.
There is significant road frontage on the property at which is located close to Skyrne Church and there is potential for a site, subject to planning permission.
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A lovely compact 61ac residential farm is coming on the market at Collierstown near Tara in Co Meath. The property is to be sold at public auction in lots or as an entire with an overall guide price of €950,000.

Located in Ireland's 'Valley of the Kings' the property is beside Skryne Church 16km from Navan, 6km from Junction 7 on the M3 Motorway and 8km from Dunshaughlin.

The farm is made up of the best of Meath land and is currently all in tillage. Laid out in three large fields, the holding has extensive road frontage with a total of 166m on to the Skryne road and 259m on to a side road.

The land has been let to a tillage farmer for a number of years is well minded and in great heart. Set on elevated ground, the farm has fine views over the surrounding countryside.

The house is a 1950s bungalow with two to three bedrooms. According to auctioneer John Harrington of Smith Harrington the building is in very good condition.

The accommodation consists of an entrance hall, a sitting room with a bay window, and a second front room that can be used as a family room or a bedroom.

Other accommodation includes a dining room and a fitted and well-equipped kitchen.

The three reception rooms have tiled fireplaces with tiled floors in the kitchen, larder, utility room, shower-room and separate toilet. Two further bedrooms complete the accommodation.

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The yard is laid out in the less formal courtyard style common in smaller traditional holdings.

The buildings are, for the most part, neat and well kept and include a garage, a store, a workshop, four stables and a three-column haybarn with lean-to.

The property can be sold in lots or as an entire. The first lot comprising the house and yard on 2.5ac comes with a guide of €250,000 to €300,000.

Site potential

According to Mr Harrington there is significant road frontage with this lot, enough to provide a site for another dwelling, given the requisite planning permission.

A second lot is made up of 58.5ac and comes with a guide of between €650,000 and €700,000 or €12,000/ac.

The entire makes up the last lot.

John Harrington describes the property as an excellent holding with good land on a great location,

"Its location right in Skryne village is ideal and the quality of the land is second to none," he said.

The property will be sold at auction at the Smith Harrington salesrooms, Navan at 3pm on Tuesday, October 20.

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