Bray auctioneers, Fenelon Properties are bringing a very interesting property in Co Wicklow to the market. Comprising of 30ac of prime lands, the non-residential farm at Cronroe, Ashford is for sale by private treaty and expected to attract plenty of interest.

An excellent quality holding that is currently all in grass, the land is in one block but is divided into two divisions. Those details would be similar to many others on offer but what adds some spark to this land is that it is directly adjacent to Millvale Solar farm.

Operated by Neoen, Millvale Solar became the first large-scale ground-mounted solar farm to supply the Irish national grid when it launched in April 2022. The land that the solar panels are located on are leased long term from a local farmer and the land offered for sale is from the same stable, so to speak.

There is a basic shed located on the land.

Auctioneer Rory Fenelon says there is the potential for the successful purchaser to acquire a further bit of land, extending to approximately 8ac.

Basic livestock shed

Also included in the sale is a basic livestock shed on the farm. A concrete block building with a pitched roof, it has ample floor space and is more suited to smaller livestock such as sheep or calves rather than larger animals. It could serve a variety of other purposes too such as storage or a workshop, if so desired and it has the benefit of a water supply.

The property is less than 4km from Ashford, Glenealy and Rathnew and access to the M11 is also convenient.

This farm has an Advised Minium Value (AMV) of €750,000 which equates to €25,000/ac.