Coastal hold­ing guided at €7,000/ac

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

IN ONE of the last auc­tions of the year, a 73ac res­i­den­tial farm in two dis­tinct por­tions near Gorey in Wex­ford is com­ing to auction with a guide price in ex­cess of €700,000.

The first sec­tion is a 30ac res­i­den­tial farm at Castle­town, Gorey, in two lots guided at €400,000, while the sec­ond is a 43ac par­cel of tillage ground in two lots at nearby Clon­er­anny guided at €7,000/ac.

Lo­cated over 8km north east of Gorey and south of Ark­low, the farm is not far from the sea and the beaches at Clogga, Kil­patrick, Kilmichael and Clone.

The first por­tion, made up of the res­i­den­tial lands at Castle­town, can be bought in two lots that in­clude the house and yards on 2.6ac and the re­main­ing 27.4ac of tillage ground.

The house on 2.6ac is a two-storey tra­di­tional farm­house, a listed build­ing that has been un­in­hab­ited for some time.

The site is tri­an­gu­lar in shape and bounded on one side by L1003, a lo­cal road lead­ing to Castle­town Vil­lage. The River Inch forms the bounds on the other side while the 27.4ac of land in lot two is on the third. The yard is made up of a range of farm build­ings, in­clud­ing a rel­a­tively mod­ern three-col­umn roundroofed shed with lean-to, cat­tle hand­ing fa­cil­i­ties and it also in­cludes a unique fea­ture in the form of an old mill once pow­ered by the river.

“You don’t see many of those nowa­days,” com­ments sell­ing agent Alan Kin­sella of Kin­sella Es­tates. This part of the prop­erty would make for a lovely con­ver­sion project.

The sec­ond lot mak­ing up the Castle­town lands com­prises 27.4ac of ground ad­ja­cent to the house and laid out in three fields. Two have plenty of road frontage and are lo­cated across the road from Castle­town Church and Scoil Ghar­máin Naofa.

Tillage

All in tillage over the last num­ber of years and rented to a lo­cal farmer, the lands are made up of good arable ground with the two fields men­tioned bounded by the road, while all three are bounded to the rear by the River Inch.

The lands at Clon­er­anny ex­tend to 43ac and are ir­reg­u­lar in shape with road frontage at one side and an ac­cess point near Castle­town Vil­lage at the other. The first lot is a long and nar­row 24ac par­cel of tillage ground with 100m of frontage. Laid out in four fields, the lands are in tillage and de­scribed as great arable ground sur­rounded by grass­land.

The sec­ond lot is a 19ac field in tillage with laneway ac­cess from L1003 at Castle­town Vil­lage. This is also de­scribed by Mr Kin­sella as good arable ground that could be turned to graz­ing.

“The area is home to a num­ber of dairy farms,” ex­plains Mr Kin­sella, who is hop­ing for a lively auction when the place comes for sale at the Golden An­chor, Castle­town, at 3pm on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 13. GVA Donal O’Buachalla are joint agents in the sale.

The two lots at Clon­er­anny ex­tend to 43ac

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