Farm Ireland

Friday 19 January 2018

Two out of three ain't bad for Wexford farm

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Two out of three lots, comprising a 96.5ac residential farm at Aughfad, Taghmon, and Harperstown in Co Wexford, sold at auction last week.

The larger lot, made up of 67.78ac, is still on the market but a 15.7ac portion made €135,000 and a 12.9ac parcel with planning permission for a house sold for €85,000.

The house and extensive yard on 67.78ac was bid to €560,000 before it was withdrawn and negotiations with the bidders are ongoing.

The lands are described by John Radford of selling agents Sherry FitzGerald Radford as multi-purpose, free-draining grounds in manageable fields. In recent times the farm, which is currently under a mixture of grass and stubble, was let in part to a livestock farmer and in part to a tillage farmer.

The main residence, extending to 3,000sq ft was totally renovated eight years ago and comprises four large bedrooms, two with en suite facilities, three reception rooms and a modern spacious kitchen/dining area.

Adjoining the house are two carports and immediately adjacent is a traditional yard with 10 horse stable boxes.


To the rear of the property, another yard includes a four-span shed, a three-span apex shed and a two-span apex machinery shed as well as an extensive concrete and hardcore yard and a sand arena.

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At the auction, the smaller parcels sold relatively quickly and were bought by local farmers.

The 67.78ac with the house and yards opened at €500,000 and, with two local farmers making the running, was bid to €560,000 until it was withdrawn. This was some way off the pre-auction guide of €750,000-800,000.

Irish Independent