A former dairy farm has just come on the market in mid-Tipperary and it is likely to attract interest.
The 49ac farm, which has a house and yard, is in a high-profile location – beside the Racecourse Cross which is between Cashel and Cahir, on the old Dublin to Cork road.
The farm starts about 100m from the cross, on the road running to Rosegreen. The townland is Carron.
This is an active farming area with a lot of dairying carried out. Land in this general area is very good.
The farm was in milk until about 20 years ago and since then has been leased out for cattle rearing.
The property is being brought to the market by Clonmel based auctioneers Dougan Fitzgerald. Auctioneer John Fitzgerald said that the plan is to hold an auction in late April, if it’s not sold in advance of that.
Final arrangements for the auction will be made when it becomes more clear if COVID-19 restrictions will be eased in coming weeks. This is an executor sale.
The farm is in one block. There is over 500m of frontage on the Rosegreen road. Then the land runs back in the direction of Cahir. While it’s laid out in four overall divisions, it’s fenced into some 20 grazing paddocks. There is good hedging on external boundaries. According to John Fitzgerald there is “not one inch” of waste ground on the farm.
Mains water comes into the farm and water is piped out to all fields and there is a full complement of troughs.
In the yard are the milking parlour – still intact with six units – and dairy. There is a hayshed with a lean-to on each side.
This served as storage for bales, space for calf rearing and machinery. There are roofed cubicles, a silage pit, a large concrete open yard area, a manure pit, a feed bin and a cattle crush with handling pen. There are some small, older sheds suited for storage.
The single-storey house was built in 1973. It is family sized at 1,650sq ft and has five bedrooms. In addition to a sitting room, there is a combined living room/dining room.
There is oil-fired central heating. There is a solid fuel stove in the sitting room. The house was lived in until very recently. It is clean and well maintained. Good sized windows make it bright inside.
There are gardens at the back and front and the house is screened off by surrounding trees. It’s not overlooked.
John Fitzgerald said that the property is being guided at €700,000, or €14,285/ac. He said that land in this area has been selling at between €11,000/ac and €16,000/ac.