A 111ac farm with good, newly reseeded land, a fine cubicle shed, a farmhouse and plenty of road frontage has come on the market in Co Westmeath.
The property is at Addinstown, in the north of the county. The farm will be sold by auction by Raymond Potterton auctioneers at the end of this month and is expected to attract good interest.
The location is midway between Delvin and Athboy. The farm is 1.5km off the N51 – which connects these two towns – on the local road L5529. It’s 5km from Athboy and 6km from Delvin. It’s 3km off the N52, which connects Mullingar to Kells and Ardee.
Land type and history
There’s good land in this part of Westmeath with plenty of tillage. The farm for sale was previously run as a dairy farm. It has been rented out for the past few years for tillage.
This spring it was reseeded back to grass. According to auctioneer Stephen Barry, all fields were seeded to a mix of ryegrass and clover which has taken well. There is tillage over the hedge on two sides of the farm.
The land is divided by the public road and, as a result, has an exceptional 1km of road frontage. It is divided into eight main fields. There are boundary hedges all around with mature trees. The land has deep ditches giving good drainage.
Residence and yard
The house and yard are situated together on the bigger block of land. The main farm building is a modern 33m ×12m slatted cubicle shed with 45 cubicles. It also incorporates an old six-unit herringbone milking parlour, now obsolete, plus a dairy with bulk tank.
This slatted house was built to grant specification in the early 1990s. It is a bright, airy shed with plenty of feeding space and external agitation points.
There is a large silage pit, with concrete walls and safety rails, beside the main shed. Also in the yard is a four-bay double-slatted shed with a mono pitch roof. These buildings are in good condition. Overall, the farmyard is spacious and it has a sizeable concrete apron.
The house stands on an elevated site some 30m back from the road. It has been empty for three years but is dry and in solid structural condition. It is modest in size at 1,100sq ft. It has three bedrooms, double-glazed PVC windows and central heating. It now needs modernisation and full decoration.
The farm will be offered in three lots – all with road frontage – plus the entire.
The auction will be on Thursday 26 August at 3pm in the agent’s auction room and also online via the LSL platform.