A c55ac holding with a derelict house is on the market near Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath. This farm is at Skeahanagh, Cole Hill and is being sold by GVM Tullamore. It’s going for auction and the guide price is €11,000/ac to €12,000/ac.

The land fronts onto the R446 main road, on the outskirts of Kilbeggan – it’s just 300m from the Applegreen service station at the edge of the town.

This is a convenient location, a short distance from Junction 5 on the M6 motorway. Tullamore is 13km away via the N52 and Tyrrellspass is 7km.

The entrance from the main road.

The land is in one block, laid out in seven main fields and in grass. A gravel laneway runs from the public road to the centre of the holding, where the two-storey derelict house is located. The land is well maintained, dry and productive.

Adding interest to this property is the presence of substantial sand and gravel deposits. The landowners have commissioned an assessment of the deposits and the Minerex report says that there is a potential 1.35m tonnes of sand and gravel available for extraction.

The property will be offered by online auction on Friday 8 December at 3pm on the LSL platform.