Kells has had a number of properties come to the market in recent weeks. An 11 acre farm was offered in Townspark in Kells on Tuesday. A grand 67 acres near the town was featured in last week’s Irish Country Living. Offered by Thomas Potterton of REA T.E Potterton, it will be auctioned on June 27.

Now, a further two properties of the absolute highest quality are up for grabs. These holdings are offered by Stephen Barry of Raymond Potterton, Navan. The first of these is a stunning 105 acre package located in Balreask, near Carlanstown, Kells. The second is a 42 acre tillage farm in Mountainpole near Kells.

Speaking with Barry, it is clear that both farms are generating good interest, with the high quality land a major selling point.

105 acres in Balreask

The first holding is a substantial 105 acres. Described as ‘immaculate’ by Barry, it is all laid out in permanent pasture. Divided into circa nine paddocks, it is further subdivided to suit the grazing system deployed on the farm.

Well fenced and watered, the farm has undergone a reseeding programme in recent years. Dissected by the River Moynalty, its situation on a flood plain benefits the fertility of the soil. The holding has been rented for years and is now being sold as an executer’s sale. The property also contains a residence, though this is in need of complete refurbishment. It is a single story traditional farmhouse with three bedrooms. The guide on the property is €850,000 or just under €8,100/ac, reasonable considering the quality of the holding.

42 acres in Mountainpole

The second property offered by Raymond Potterton is a super 42 acre tillage farm. Located circa two km from Kells in Mountainpole, it is laid out in five divisions. Excellent road frontage onto two roads ensure the holding is practical.

While the holding has been rented to a tillage farmer for the last number of years, the current owners would have grown vegetables on the holding, highlighting its arable nature. It is not fenced, but slight investment in infrastructure such as this would make this an ideal farm for livestock farmers.

The sellers are a retiring family and the property is guided for €10,000/ac or €420,000. Interest has been strong thus far predominantly from farmers.

Both holding are to be auctioned on Tuesday June 26 in Raymond Potterton show rooms in Navan.