Wicklow farm back on market for €1.1m
BUSINESS has been brisk in the auction rooms in recent weeks with farms big and small selling under the hammer or soon afterwards. However, it hasn’t all been plain sailing. One of the bigger holdings with impressive facilities at Knockadreet, Roundwood in Co Wicklow failed to sell at auction and is now on the private treaty market with a guide of €1.1m.
The holding comes with some top class shedding and includes a single storey farmhouse in need of complete refurbishment.
The land is divided into 18 fields with the Vartry River flowing through it dividing the farm into two lots.
A 72ac portion includes the house and yard located in the townsland of Knockadreet and is guided at €750,000.
A 42ac section with a cattle crush and cattle handling facilities in the townsland of Tomriland and guided at €350,000.
The land is all grazing ground and, according to auctioneer David Quinn, the holding was home to a sheep and beef operation producing award winning cattle in local and national shows.
There is a wide range of facilities in the yard including a superb slatted shed built in 2009 measuring 98ft x 75ft.
Other facilities include a 16 tonne meal silo with an electric augur, four round roof sheds with two lean-tos, a covered 3-span silage pit with a 2-span lean-to along with a variety of storage spaces and cattle handling facilities.
There is strong interest post auction.
HILL FARM HITS THE HEIGHTS
A 47ac farm in two fields at Lisdornan, Julianstown, Co Meath sold under the hammer of Frank Flynn of Robert B Daly auctioneers making €660,000 or over €14,000/ac
Located just off the old N1 and 4km from the City North Hotel the farm is set on the eastern slopes of Bellewstown Hill.
Described by Frank Flynn as powerful, self-draining, dry land the farm is laid out in two fields of tillage.
The place has 760m of road frontage and the footprint of an old farmhouse and yard.
At auction proceedings began when a bid of €500,000 was accepted and in increments of €10,000 matters continued until the price on offer reached €660,000. It went on the market and sold at that price.
MIXED RESULT IN WESTMEATH
Meanwhile the major part of a 52ac residential holding at Southhill, Delvin in Co Westmeath is still on the market but close to a deal after one section, the house and yard on 0.7ac sold under the hammer for €117.000.
Originally a Land Commission farm the place is located on a minor public road about 4km from Delvin.
The land is all in one block and is laid out in two large level divisions of grass rising to a gentle elevation.
The house is a neat, compact three bedroom centrally heated cottage while the farmyard is made up of a two-column leanto haybarn, with lean-to cow byre on to that while opposite is a traditional barn and cattle handling facilities.
At auction Raymond Potterton opened proceeedings when he accepted a bid of €80,000 as an opener for the residence and yards on 0.7ac, the lot was bid to €110,000 by two bidders before it was held.
The 51ac of land making up the second lot opened at €300,000 and was bid to €385,000 by two bidders where it also held.
Bidding on the entire never surpassed the amount on the lots so the auction returned to the lots. The first lot attracted a further €7,000 and went on the market and sold at €117,000.
There was no further bid on the 51ac so that is now the subject of active negotiations.
18AC PARCEL SELLS FOR €125,000
Mr Potterton had greater success with an 18ac parcel of ground at Isaacstown, Summer- hill, Co Meath. It sold at auction for €125,000.
Located 3km from Summerhill and 10km from Longwood the grazing land has 450m of frontage on to the public road.
Bidding opened at €90,000 and with two customers showing cause it was bid to €125,000 where it sold.
TIPP FARM TOPS GUIDE PRICE BY €60,000
A 32ac farm at Rathronan Demense just outside Clonmel in Co Tipperary sold at auction last week for €460,000, surpassing its guide by €60,000.
The ground is described by Pat Quirke of PF Quirke as great quality land with frontage on to three roads.
Given its proximity to Clonmel it would suit a hobby farmer or would make an ideal addition to an existing enterprise.
At a well-attended auction, bidding opened at €350,000 and proceeded in tranches of €10,000 until it sold under the hammer to a solicitor acting in trust making €460,000. The under-bidder was a local farmer.
This 114ac farm near Roundwood, Co Wicklow is back on the market for €1.1m after failing to sell under the hammer