They say what’s rare is wonderful and in this instance it is certainly the case. It’s not every day a farm comes up for auction in the Wee County let alone a property that extends to 140ac of prime tillage land.

This non-residential farm is going for public auction on Thursday 3 March at 3pm. The auction will take place at the offices of Raymond Potterton & Company Limited at 38 Watergate Street, Navan, Co Meath, and will also be online via the LSL auction platform.

Lots and land type

This farm at Carstown, Termonfeckin, Co Louth, is available in either its entirety or in two lots. Lot 1 consists of circa 79c and the balance of the land, circa 61ac, is offered in lot 2.

Both lots have top-quality infrastructure in place and are properly developed with good internal roadways providing access to every field. There is excellent deep drainage and well-maintained water courses.

The land has plenty road frontage and is within 5km of the east coast.

Described as being “as flat as a pancake” it is fine level land, all in one block and laid out in large divisions. The ground has been in tillage a long time and as it is within 5km of the east coast there’s little to no frost risk to crops.

There’s good road frontage across the holding too and the Dublin to Belfast rail line forms the western boundary of this farm.

‘Rolls ROyce’ land

Currently there are no sheds or yards on site, but this is something that could be constructed in future if serving as a standalone farm. Its location in an area with a rich horticultural and tillage heritage would also appeal to a farmer looking to extend their existing farm.

This is Rolls Royce land with quality soil, it has grown spuds in rotation plenty times over the years

With this fantastic location and no shortage of access via the local road network this option to extend an existing farm is a strong possibility. Sales agent Stephen Barry was of a similar opinion. He said:

“This is Rolls Royce land with quality soil, it has grown spuds in rotation plenty times over the years. With land rents as high as they are and the rarity of a farm like this coming up for sale in the area, it’s really going to test the market.

It could be an interesting option for investors

“Any tillage, potato or market gardener farmer will have to look at this quality land capable of growing any crop,” he added.

“It could be an interesting option for investors too given the demand for rental land in the area. This presents a superb opportunity to purchase a substantial farm in this sought-after location.”

The farm lies less than 3km west of Termonfeckin and is a 10-minute drive north of Drogheda and you can also access the M1 motorway in the same time frame.

The guide price for this holding is running in the region of €1.6m, or approximately €11,500/ac.