A c139ac farm is on the market near Ratoath, Co Meath. The holding is at Ballymore and is being sold by Coonan Property. It’s going for public auction next month and the guide price is €2.8m or €20,000/ac.

The property is less than 2km from the centre of Ratoath and approximately 3.5km from Dunshaughlin. Access to the M3 motorway is 5.5km away and access to the M2 motorway is 8.5km, providing onwards access to the M50 and Dublin city centre. So it’s a convenient location.

The property is in one block – and laid out in two large fields. The land has good, free-draining soil. It is all in grass and surrounded by mature trees and hedges. The farm has frontage on to a number of local roads.

In the yard there is a 10-bay, straw-bedded shed with feed barrier and a five-bay, slatted shed with feed rail. There is also a four-bay haybarn with a double lean-to and concrete floor, currently in use as a machinery shed, and a two-bay hayshed.

Development potential

According to the agents, this farm has medium to long-term development potential due to its proximity to the development boundary of the growing town of Ratoath.

The auction will be on Thursday, 6 June at 3pm in The Glenroyal Hotel, Maynooth.

The holding has a number of large cattle sheds.