Interest in large farms or blocks of land for the purpose of dairying, continues to be sky high. That demand is keenest in Munster counties and south Leinster, but is evident countrywide. As a result, there is good interest in a 90.19ac holding – a former dairy farm – now on the market in Cavan.
The farm at Enagh West, near Virginia, is in a traditionally strong milk-producing area. It is being sold by Robert Nixon & Co and the asking price is €1m to €1.2m.
The farm was in milk until about 10 years ago and has extensive sheds. Now it’s being offered for sale by private treaty, in lots.
In a good general location, the farm is at the end of a local road, a cul de sac, that comes off the R195 Oldcastle to Virginia road. The local road is in good condition.
The farm has a limited amount of frontage on to this road. Virginia is the nearest town, 5km away, and it is of course very busy and on the N3. Oldcastle is 8km away and Ballyjamesduff 9km. The farm is looking down on the well-known Lough Ramor which is beside Virgina and popular for water sports, etc.
The 90.19ac is in one block. Being a former dairy enterprise, there are internal roads running from the yard, hardcore and in good condition.
The land is in paddocks with water piped throughout and troughs in place.
The pasture is clean. Fields were reseeded as necessary when the farm was in milk. The land in this immediate area is elevated and therefore quite free-draining and is well regarded.
The yard has a milking parlour, slatted sheds, 84 cubicles with automatic scrapers, loose calving boxes, bedded pens and a cattle crush. The milking facilities are under the one roof. The parlour is a 12-unit Alfa Laval swingover setup. There is a slatted tank for the holding yard.
Some of the sheds were built in the 1970s but close to half were built in the 2000s. The sheds have been well maintained and are in good condition.
The two-storey farmhouse is a highlight of this farm. It was built in the late 1970s and has four bedrooms. It is currently occupied by the owner and is in good condition – ready to move into.
There is oil-fired central heating and a solid fuel stove. The windows are double-glazed and the walls and attic were recently insulated to the latest standards. The house is not overlooked. There are good views to Lough Ramor.
The farm is being offered in two divisions plus the entire.