Coastal holding guided at €7,000/ac
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.
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