Wick­low farm back on mar­ket for €1.1m

Irish Independent - Farming - - PROPERTY - JIM O’BRIEN

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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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