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PHOTOS: Fully developed ‘cow-ready’ residential dairy farm on the market

A residential dairy farm on circa 143-acres, is for sale, by public auction later this month.

The property, located at Coolnahinch, Moynalty, Kells, Co. Meath, has been introduced to the market by Raymond Potterton Auctioneers.

‘Incredible’ level of infrastructure

He has described Coolnahinch as an “extraordinary well-developed” holding, where the current owners have strived to allow the operator to run the farm as efficiently as possible with the minimum amount of labour while ensuring that “every corner” is easily accessible and farmed to the maximum.

“The new owner of Coolnahinch will be purchasing a farm with an incredible level of infrastructure including sheds, yards, farm roadways, underpass, fencing and the provision of drinkers.”

“This farm is cow-ready and needs the very minimum of investment before the farm can be put to work.”

“This is an amazing opportunity for those wishing to enter the dairy business, expand their existing business or to purchase a heifer rearing facility.”

Lot 1 – 34-acres

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The residence comprises of a 2-storey farmhouse accessed by a mature driveway and “nestled comfortably” into a sheltered site. Internally the residence has been previously used as a main residence and granny flat and so provides 2 kitchens, 2 sitting rooms and 5 bedrooms complete with utility room, bathrooms and guest w.c.s.

The entire house is serviced by oil fired central heating and is in “good structural” condition and all accommodation is “bright, dry and pleasant”.

The farmyard includes a 2008-built 72-unit cubicle shed of portal steel frame construction complete with automatic scrapers and slatted slurry accommodation.

A “well-designed” collecting yard leads to an 8-unit herringbone milking parlour with a milking machine, orbi auto feeders with accommodation for bulk milk tank adjoining.

Adjacent to the modern cubicle shed is a calving box while the balance of the yard consists of a 4-link hayshed with 2 lean-to and 8 links of slatted accommodation with a central feeding passage in a separate unit. The yard enjoys large areas of concrete and hard standing, according to the selling agent.

This farmyard connects easily to the first block of land (lot 1) via a “super” farm roadway which divides the lands into evenly-based paddocks and runs to the bottom of the farm and the public road on one side and to the underpass connecting to lot 2 on the other side.

Lot 2 – 79-acres

The selling agent describes this as an “excellent” block of ground laid out in 7 main divisions and benefiting from extensive farm roadways and a large farmyard.

“While the farmyard is dated, it consists of one large block of three 4 bay sheds, two of which have slatted accommodation while adjoining these sheds there are two large silage pits, excellent cattle handling facilities and a large lagoon for run-off.”

Behind the farmyard in the adjoining fields stands a now derelict cut stone cottage which offers “potential for restoration to its former glory”.

“The site of the cottage is particularly attractive as it is elevated and benefits from super views and is close to a number of specimen beech, oak and horse chestnut trees.”

“The lands on this lot are of the highest quality, are well fenced, are elevated and slope downhill towards the public road.”
All of the lands are under top-quality permanent pasture and are currently producing heavy swards of predominantly perennial ryegrass, according to the property firm.

The lands link “perfectly” via the farm roadway and the underpass to lot 1 and the majority of lot 3.

Lot 3 – 30-acres in three distinct parcels

The first parcel, 20-acres, located at the end of a cul-de-sac, is well-fenced and is top-quality ground, the selling agent added.

These lands have mainly been used for silage production and some grazing in recent years.

The balance of lot 3 is two 5-acre portions, one accessed via the aforementioned cul-de-sac while the second portion fronts the public road and adjoins lot 1.

“Both parcels offer the potential to purchase a convenient parcel of land and as both parcels have excellent road frontage, there is a level of potential for the construction of a dwelling subject to the necessary planning permission being obtained.”




The public auction will be held on Tuesday, September 29th at 3pm at Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, Co. Meath – For further information, click here.

Images: Raymond Potterton Auctioneers

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