You don’t need to be a property expert to recognize that a 152ac tillage field on the Meath/Dublin border is a valuable piece of farmed real estate.
Rimrose Park in Greenog, Killslaghan, Co Meath, with a large house and a small yard, is directed pre-auction for €3m or approximately €20,000/ac.
Holding is 5 km from Ashbourne, 8 km from Ratoth and 10 km from Swords. The front of the land is on three roads, plowed from border to border, currently planted in winter crops and for some time rented out at Conkare.
The house is a 2,583-square-foot two-storey structure that was built in the 1970s.
Spacious rooms include a hallway, a kitchen with a fire, a living room, dining room, living room, a utility and a shower room.
Upstairs are four bedrooms, including a master ensuite and a family bathroom.
The house is of its time in terms of decor and appliances, but is completely livable, heated by oil-fired central heating with a mains connection along with a water supply from a private well.
A clean garden area at the front and back of the residence, outside the door, includes a glass house, lawn, and a variety of trees and shrubs.
Nearby is a car garage and a traditional yard with a variety of buildings that can be put to many uses.
These include a partially enclosed five-column meadow, lean-to on either side, an A-roof suitable for machinery or general storage, a four-pillar shed, and a traditional lofted potato shed with a re-purpose project. is constructed.
The land is surrounded by mature hedgerows in 10 large fields. Several divisions are surrounded by a local river, which also forms part of the county boundary.
The property has a number of roads, notably on the R125 and on the adjacent side road, with another access point from the R130.
It is in the development hinterland of Dublin, but the land is being sold at agricultural prices as prime agricultural land.
Pat O’Hagan of Sales Agents describes it as versatile, productive land in the area and a farm that has been carefully kept in mind for decades by the seller’s family.
The land has also been well taken care of by the cultivators in recent years.
Mr. O’Hagan says the holding is suitable for any type of farming,
“While currently growing winter crops, it is suitable for vegetables, grazing or horseback riding,” he said, “Jim Draper’s stud farm is nearby and Archley was trained across the street from the place.”
Savills expects interest from all agricultural sectors and also from investors who want to buy land for rent.
The property will be sold in whole or in lots. The house and shed at 2.5ac would make up one parcel and the rest at 149.5ac would make up the rest.
The auction will be held at the Roganstown Hotel, Swords on Thursday, June 23 at 3 p.m.