A 102ac farm with a lovely period house and good yards is on the market near Kells, Co Meath. The property is Boltown Hall and it is being sold by Raymond Potterton auctioneers. It is going to auction and will be offered in lots.

The farm sits a short distance from the small village of Kilskyre. This is a quiet, peaceful part of Meath – but it’s still just 10km from the busy town of Kells where there is access to the M3 motorway and N52 main road.

The bright lights of Dublin are about an hour’s drive away by the motorway.

The house, the gardens, the yard and the land here are well maintained and in good condition. The house was occupied until a few weeks ago.

The main entrance is elegant. A pair of heavy wrought iron gates lead to a tarmac avenue with lime trees along each side.

The farm is in one block and has frontage on two roads.

Victorian house

The Victorian house was built in the 1860s. At 4,250 sq ft it is spacious – but not a monster. There are six bedrooms, two in the attic.

The house retains the lovely features of that time: large rooms with high ceilings, spacious hallways and landings, sash windows and wooden shutters, architraving and large skirting boards, classy marble fireplaces and mantlepieces.

This house is brighter than others of its era as the main reception rooms and bedrooms have windows on two walls. The kitchen will always be a warm room – it has a large, four-oven AGA. There are also bespoke fitted units and a centre island.

The farm has frontage on to two public roads. The land is laid out in five main fields, fenced with stud railing and cattle fencing. All of the land is in clean pasture. The land in this area has a gravel underlay, meaning the ground is free draining and suitable for any agricultural use, according to auctioneer Stephen Barry.

The yards are behind the house.

This is the house entrance - there is a separate yard entrance from another road.

The stable yard is laid out in courtyard shape, behind the house. There is also a one bedroom staff apartment. There is a five-bay shed which connects to a stable barn with five loose boxes, a tack room and toilet. Alongside, there is a horse walker and a substantial arena topped with Wexford sand and fitted with floodlights.

Behind there are modern farm sheds suited for machinery and fodder storage, winter housing of stock, etc. Finally, there is a rear driveway from the yard out to the public road.

The auction will take place on Thursday, 27 June. The property will be offered in lots. Lot 1 will be the house on c21ac – with a guide price of €1m plus. Lot 2 will be c81ac of farmland and the guide price is €1m. The guide price for the entire is “north of €2m,” the agents say.