Executor sales see Wicklow Farms in online auction

Two Wicklow farms have come onto the market for executor sales, one in Aughrim and the other in Tinahely.

About residential operation 82ac in Craffield, Aughrim, will go up for auction online Wednesday, October 13 at noon, in one or two lots.

It is located in a scenic part of southern County Wicklow, 3 miles west of Aughrim, just off the Aughavannagh road.

“Aughrim is a large village on the edge of the Wicklow Mountains with a good range of shops, services and amenities as well as a primary school. It is 12km from Arklow and the N11, 15km south of Rathdrum and 70km south of Dublin,” said sales agent David Quinn.

The farm is located along the Wicklow Road, 15 km south of Rathdrum and 70 km south of Dublin.

“You can access it by a hard lane with the farm located 500 m from the public road. The residence is a traditional two storey stone farmhouse which needs updating and updating,” said David.

The accommodation comprises: a 4.6m x 4.2m kitchen with solid fuel cooker; a living room of 4.4 mx 4.2 m; and a toilet, 1.3mx 1.3m.

There are three bedrooms on the first floor, one of which has a fireplace.

There is a fuel shed to the rear of the property, some old traditional stone outbuildings and a twin bay shed with lean-to. The property has a gravity water supply and a septic tank, to be renovated.

“The pitches are south facing, of good quality, all currently grass. A driveway crosses the farm giving access to most of the fields.

The property will be offered in the following lots:

  • Lot one: approximately 44ac with residence;
  • Lot two: approximately 38 ac with shed and outbuildings; and
  • Lot three: the whole, around 82ac.

The farm is suitable for most agricultural businesses and will be of interest to local farmers looking to expand existing holdings, the agent said. Visits are by appointment only.

The price guide is €8,000/acre.

Land sales in this area are very strong and land usually sells for between €8,000 and €10,000/acre, according to David.

Wicklow Farms

Also featured in the online auction that day will be 51ac with hill rights at Moyne and Slieveroe, Tinahely, in one or three lots.

The land is located between Tinahely and Aughrim, 10 km from both, 3 km from the village of Askanagap, 5 km from Knockanna and 25 km south of Arklow.

The property is divided into three separate lots with approximately 31ac attached in the townlands of Moyne and Slieveroe. This land is accessed by a lane a short distance from the public road and is divided by the lane into two divisions.

There are 11.5 acres on the west side of the house, with an abandoned two-story farmhouse, the agent said, adding:

“These lands are currently grassed and generally of good quality with a natural water supply. On the east side of the driveway there are approximately 19.5 acres which could be described as good upland pasture.

The third plot of land is located in Slieveroe, 2 km from the other plots. It is accessed by a common driveway and the land is divided by this driveway.

The land to the north of the driveway is good quality grassland and benefits from a natural water supply, with a derelict house and outbuildings.

“The land on the south side of the driveway could be described as mountain pasture. This holding enjoys hillside grazing rights extending up to around 12 ac on the nearby hill of Slieveroe,” David said.

The first lot is approximately 11.5 acres with an abandoned residence, the second lot is approximately 19.5 acres, and the third lot is approximately 20 acres, with derelict buildings and adjoining hill rights.

Lots one and three have a natural watercourse.

The land in this executor sale will appeal to local farmers looking to expand existing holdings or families looking for a small rural holding, the agent said.

The price guide is €7,000 – €8,000/acre.

Full details of both properties are available from Quinn Property.