Tara holding goes for €1million plus
More than €1m was paid at auction for a 61ac residential farm at Collierstown near Tara in Co Meath. The property was sold in two lots with the house on 2.75ac making €265,000 and a parcel of 58.25ac of land making €860,000 netting a total price of €1.125m.
The farm, located beside Skryne church, is 16km from Navan, 6km from Junction 7 on the M3 Motorway and 8km from Dunshaughlin.
Currently in tillage the ground is in three large fields with extensive road frontage on to the Skryne road and a side road. The land has been let to a tillage farmer for a number of years and is in great heart.
The house is a 1950s bungalow with two to three bedrooms and accommodation that includes an entrance hall, a sitting room, a bedroom that can also be used as a family room, a dining room and a fitted kitchen. Two further bedrooms complete the internal accommodation.
In the yard 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.
At auction the house on 2.75ac attracted two bidders when Navan auctioneer John Harrington opened proceedings accepting a bid of €240,000.
This part of the property sold under the hammer for €265,000 to a young couple from the locality.