Tillage farms always get extra attention when they come on the market. That’s because they’re assumed to be better than average farmland – and often they are.
Therefore, there will be plenty of interest in a 152ac tillage farm, with spacious farmhouse, which has now come up for sale in Co Meath. The property is Primrose Park at Greenogue, Kilsallaghan. It’s being sold by Savills and goes for auction next month. The guide price is €3m or €19,736/ac.
The location is in the south of Meath, close to the border with Dublin. This is an area of intensive, high-output farming. It’s also an area with many conveniences for family living. It’s 5km from the expanding town of Ashbourne, 8km from Ratoath, 10km from Swords. It’s just 20km from Dublin city centre.
In addition, the farm is just 12km from the M50 that rings Dublin. So there is easy access to the M1, M2, M3 and M4 motorways.
There is plenty of good farmland in this part of Meath. The farm for sale is laid out in 10 fields and is currently under cereals. Some fields are bounded by a stream which forms the county boundary. It’s good ground – it has been let out for a number of years but is well maintained.
The auctioneers describe the farm as some of the best tillage land in the country, suitable for all farm enterprises.
There is frontage onto the R125 and access points from an adjacent side road and from the R130.
The two-storey, four-bedroom house was constructed in the early 1970s and is in good condition. It is spacious at 2,583 square feet (240 square metres). Downstairs, there are a hallway, kitchen, living room, sitting room, dining room, utility area and shower room. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms including a master bedroom ensuite and a family bathroom.
There is a garage to the side of the house with two storerooms attached at the rear, both with their own access.
The parking area in front of the house has a centre island with a large tree – it looks well. The garden area to the front of the house is open and large, rather than formal.
There is also open lawn area to the side and rear of the house. These allow good views from the house.
There is a range of sheds to the rear of the house including a large, enclosed store, a five-bay hayshed with lean-to on both sides and a traditional lofted shed.
The farm will be offered at auction in two lots plus the entire.
The auction will take place on Thursday 23 June 2022 at 3pm at Roganstown Hotel & Country Club Swords, Co Dublin.