Mid­lands farm teed up for strong bids

Irish Independent - Farming - - PROPERTY - Jim O’Brien

A 133AC mixed res­i­den­tial farm at New­town, Tyrrellspa­ss in Co West­meath is at­tract­ing a strong level of in­ter­est in the mid­lands. The hold­ing, which in­cludes 35ac of forestry, is un­der offer, with over €700,000 on the ta­ble at the time of writ­ing.

Con­ve­nient to M6 at both Tyrrellspa­ss and Kil­beg­gan, the hold­ing is ad­ja­cent to the New For­est Es­tate and Golf Club.

The land is all in one block and is well shel­tered by ma­ture trees and hedges. While in grass and forestry, it is de­scribed by auc­tion­eer Pat Gavin of Rochfort­bridge as mainly made up of good graz­ing ground, with 40ac of el­e­vated land par­tic­u­larly good. Mr Gavin says the farm is suit­able for any farm­ing en­ter­prise.

The 35ac of forestry is made up of Nor­way spruce planted in 1996 with no pre­mi­ums re­main­ing. How­ever, this species of tim­ber is valu­able when ma­ture.

Lo­cated at the centre of the prop­erty is the res­i­dence and the yard, com­pris­ing a hay barn and a num­ber of lean-to-type loose cat­tle sheds along with cat­tle han­dling fa­cil­i­ties.

There is also a num­ber of tra­di­tional-type sheds and some sta­bling. The yard also con­tains an old two-storey farm­house dwelling fronting on to the farm yard that could be adapted for a va­ri­ety of uses.

The main res­i­dence is on an el­e­vated site and ap­proached by a gravel drive­way. The bun­ga­low has four bed­rooms, a liv­in­groom,

a kitchen, utility and bath­room.

While the house hasn’t been lived in for a num­ber of years it is struc­turally sound but could do with mod­erni­sa­tion and re­fur­bish­ment.

Pat Gavin re­ports that in­ter­est in the ex­ecu­tor sale con­tin­ues to be brisk with keen cus­tomers and firm bids be­ing made. In the space of a week the amount on offer in­creased by over €100,000.

Mixed farm: The 133ac hold­ing in West­meath in­cludes 35ac of forestry

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