€10,000/acre sought for 145-acre residential dairy holding

€10,000/acre sought for 145-acre residential dairy holding
The 145-acre residential farm for sale at Duxtown, Rathkeale, Co Limerick. It includes two dwelling houses.

A 145-acre holding in the townland of Duxtown, Co Limerick (approximately 7km south of Rathkeale) makes for a rare overall package and is new to the market jointly with John Flynn Auctioneers of Charleville, Co Cork and with John Giltinane of Adare Properties, Adare, Co Limerick.

Possibly the most striking feature of this farm, according to Giltinane, is the rarity of the overall package:

“Yes, it’s a real rarity to have a large holding of quality on the market... It’s a good dry farm and you’ve all the facilities there – a twenty-unit Dairymaster milking parlour and cubicles for about 160 cows.”

The range of facilities is impressive, with the parlour featuring a swing arm and diversion and an automated feeding system.

There is a 10,000 litre Mueller bulk tank. Other buildings include a shed with 100 cubicles and three automatic scrapers, an open-pit slurry store (measuring 80x30x6 feet), a shed with 100 cubicles and central feed passage and slatted tank (110x33x12 feet), a walled silage pit (100x80 feet) with slatted effluent tank, a beef shed (26x10 feet) with 3 bays and 6 bays of straw calving area and another shed with 24 cubicles and a tank (40x12.6x10 feet).

The main dwelling house dates from the early 1990s and is an extended quality dormer residence with six bedrooms and is built, according to joint selling agent John Flynn “on a lovely sight, with fine views”. The old original farmhouse is a single-storey building with two bedrooms located in the middle of the farmyard complex and is suitable for an on-site manager.

“It’s fronting onto two roads,” says John Flynn, “and it’s top-class grazing ground – all laid out in paddocks with farm roadways and water accessing all paddocks.

The price expectation for the entire holding is in the region of €10,000 per acre with a separate guide of offers in excess of €200,000 for the main dwelling and two or three acres, depending on how demand evolves.

A very important incentive is the fact that it comes with entitlements worth €18,400/year. For those interested in even more acreage, there is an additional 38-acre land parcel in the nearby townland of Enniscouch for sale from the same source with €4,500 of annual entitlements.

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