A large dairy farm with modern facilities and a fine farmhouse is ready and waiting for a new owner in scenic Co Wicklow.

The 160ac farm is at Cornan, Rathdangan, in the south of the county. The owners are retiring and the farm is now to be sold by Quinn Property by online auction. It’s quite a package and there will be plenty of interest.

This is a nice area with views of the Wicklow Mountains in the distance, including the 3,035 ft high Lugnaquilla. The small village of Rathdangan is 2km away with a school and other basic services.

Cows on the move

The farm is divided by the public road into two facing blocks. On one side is the farmhouse and yard on c43ac. Across the road is the remaining c117ac. During summer, cows exit from the yard, cross the quiet public road and access the land on the other side. Internal roads run on through both blocks of land.

The 160ac is all in grass. Piped water runs through the land and there is good electric fencing around the paddocks and boundaries.

The house and yard are together and at the side of the road. The original house is stone-built and two-storey. It was extended in recent years and is in very good condition. It is spacious at about 2,300 sq ft with five bedrooms.

The yard is laid out for efficient cow handling.

The sheds are modern and well built.

The house has two separate entrances and two kitchens. So, if the new owners wished, it could be divided into a main house area and a separate granny flat or a son/daughter flat.

Downstairs, it has a living room, conservatory/dining room, a kitchen with Stanley oil cooker, the second kitchen with a Rayburn cooker, a utility room, office, sitting room and one bedroom. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and the bathroom.

The parlour has Dairymaster equipment.
These big windows allow an owner enjoy the nice views.

Dairymaster milking

The yard is up to date and laid out for efficient cow handling. The parlour has a 12 unit Dairymaster milking machine with Dairymaster auto feeders. There are cubicles for 130 cows, automatic scrapers on the passages, slatted sheds and calving boxes and isolation pens. There are a number of meal bins and an overground slurry store with 360,000 gallons capacity. A number of the larger sheds were built within the last 15 years and are modern in design.

The auction takes place on Tuesday, 14 May at 12pm. The farm will be offered in the following lots:

Lot 1 is the house and farmyard on c43.6ac with a guide price of €700,000

Lot 2 is c75.9ac across the road with a guide price of €10,000/ac

Lot 3 is c41.1ac across the road with a guide price of €6,000/ac

Lot 4 is the entire with a guide price of €1.55m to €1.7m.