A compact farm with a very fine cattle yard and shed is on the market near Kilkenny West in Co Westmeath. The 22ac holding is at Cormaclew and is for sale from Oates Auctioneers by private treaty.

This is a convenient location, about 12km out from Athlone in the direction of Mullingar. The land is in one block and has road frontage.

High specification

It is described as good quality land while one portion at the lower end would benefit from some improvement work. The ground is in permanent pasture.

The yard has a three-bay slatted house which is 1,350 sq ft in area. It is modern in design – it was built in the past five years to a high specification. This shed is in excellent condition. There is a slatted area to the front with rubber slat mats, a feed rail with diagonal barriers and an overhanging canopy.

The shed is bright and airy.

Behind is a bedded lie-back area with creep gates and a large sliding door at the gable end to allow for easy cleaning out. Outside, there is a large open yard area with a concrete surface which serves as a pen/gathering area. There is a handling unit and a cattle crush.

The sale is being handled by Oates Auctioneers office in Roscommon which is at Church St, Ballypheasan.

On price, auctioneer Aengus Oates said that good land in this area is typically making €10,000/ac to €12,000/ac.