You don’t need to be a property specialist to see that an arable farm owned by 152ac on the Meath/Dublin border is valuable agricultural property.
rimrose park in Greenogue, Kilsallaghan, Co. Meath, with a large house and small farm, is listed for €3m or almost €20,000/ac ahead of auction.
The Holding is 3 miles from Ashbourne, 5 miles from Ratoath and 6 miles from Swords. The land faces three streets, is tilled border to border, is currently being planted with winter crops and has been leased on Conacre for some time.
The home is a 2,583 square foot two story building constructed in the 1970’s.
The spacious rooms comprise a hall, kitchen with aga, living room, dining room, living room, utility room and shower room.
Upstairs are four bedrooms including the master bathroom and a family bathroom.
The house is contemporary in furnishings and equipment, but fully habitable, heated with oil central heating, water supply from its own well and mains connection.
Outside, a landscaped garden area to the front and rear of the residence includes a glass house, lawns and a number of trees and shrubs.
There is a car garage nearby and a traditional courtyard with a number of buildings that could be used in a variety of ways.
These include a partially enclosed five post barn with annexes on either side, an A-roof four post shed suitable for machinery or general storage and a traditional potato shed with loft that has the makings of a repurposing project.
The land is set in 10 large fields surrounded by a mature hedge. Some of the divisions are bordered by a local river, which is also part of the county boundary.
The property has ample road frontage, particularly to the R125 and to an adjacent side road with another access point from the R130.
It is in the hinterland of developing Dublin but the land is being sold as prime agricultural land at agricultural values.
Pat O’Hagan of Sales Agents Savills describes it as typical of the diverse, productive soil in the area and a farm that has been carefully tended by the seller’s family for decades.
The property has also been well maintained by the tenants in recent years.
Mr O’Hagan says the farm is suitable for any type of farming,
“While it’s currently growing winter crops, it’s suitable for vegetables, pasture or equestrian sport,” he said, “Jim Dreaper’s stud farm is nearby and Arkle was trained across the street from the site.”
Savills expects interest from all farming sectors, as well as from investors looking to buy the land for rent.
The property is sold as a whole or in lots. The house and shed on 2.5ac will form one package and the remaining 149.5ac will make up the rest.
The auction will take place on Thursday 23rd June at 3pm at the Roganstown Hotel, Swords.
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