Farm Ireland

Monday 18 December 2017

The farm with everything going for it

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

The agricultural land sector is probably the only part of the property market currently showing signs of life and movement. When you add a milk quota to a farm property, the liveliness and movement become somewhat frenetic.

It is no surprise, therefore, that a 102ac residential holding near Kilkenny city with a 122,753ga quota and €25,471 in entitlements is causing quite a stir.

Callan auctioneers Grace Real Estate are handling the private treaty sale of Tullamaine House, Callan, along with its farmyard, its quota and its entitlements with a guide price of €1.7m.

Located on either side of the N76 Clonmel Road just 7.5 miles from Kilkenny and two miles from Callan the property is in grass and tillage.

The residence is a fine four-bedroom period house in excellent condition. The rather austere exterior hides a warm, well-finished home that retains many of its original features.

Situated among mature gardens and surrounded by paddocks, the house is accessed by a walled entrance.

The accommodation includes a tiled entrance hall, a drawing room with its original fireplace and decorated with original coving and centrepiece.

The living room has a cast iron and marble fireplace and independent access to the gardens through patio doors.

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To the rear is the fully fitted modern kitchen and dining area, while upstairs are four spacious bedrooms complete with built-in wardrobes and a fully equipped bathroom. The house is in excellent condition throughout. Outside are several old stone buildings that formed the original farmyard, while the farm comes with a modern yard.

The facilities in the yard include two covered silage pits (35x70ft) with 9ft walls, two lean-to sheds (35x70ft) with 72 cubicles and two 15,000ga tanks along with two further lean-to sheds (35x70ft) with 82 cubicles and a 130,000ga slurry tank. There is also an operational milking parlour and a cattle crush.

The land, extending to 102ac, is all in grass and laid out in two parcels at either side of the Clonmel road.

The 58ac section located around the house is all in one block divided into paddocks by electric fencing and serviced by an internal roadway.


The land on the opposite side of the N76 is laid out in a 44ac block and is entirely in cereals.

According to auctioneer Robbie Grace, the ground is in good heart and suitable to any farm enterprise. The holding obviously comes with extensive road frontage.

Mr Grace said that the farm was an active dairy farm until two years ago, but when the current owner joined in a farm partnership, the milking was carried out at another location.

Mr Grace believes that the farm has everything going for it: a substantial milk quota, generous entitlements, a fine house, good quality land and location.

"The location of the property is a great advantage," he said.

"It is just over seven miles from Kilkenny city, two miles from Callan and seven miles from the M9 motorway."

Enquiries regarding the property are coming from far and near, with particular interest shown by customers in the traditional dairying areas.

The property can be acquired in three lots: the entire as one lot, the house, farmyard and 58ac with quota as the second lot and the 44ac parcel currently under tillage as the third.

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