Farm on Westmeath Meath border for auction today at €1,250,000 AMV
A farm that stretches from Meath into Westmeath and has an AMV of €1,250,000 is up for auction today, Wednesday May 11.
Agent Chris Smith of Quillsen says of Milltown Farm, Kilskyre, Kells that is seldom the opportunity arises to purchase such a wonderfully fine productive agricultural holding that extends into two counties.
Encompassing 139 acres (56.25ha), this well-established farm operation is laid out in three adjacent divisions.
It is intersected by a local road, the Kilskyre Clonmellon Road (L6822) and the Milltown River, over which there is a private bridge, allowing for seamless connectivity of the predominately Royal County lands with the smaller Westmeath element.
The farm is being auctioned on Wednesday May 11 at the Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells, and online via the LSL Auction platform, with an advised minimum value of €1,250,000.
Milltown Farm was home of the Kilskyre Dairy herd. The Kilskyre Jane Cow family was a great success in breeding over the years and the full herd dispersed in two very successful sales in 2021.
The current owners, the Staffords, moved to Milltown in the summer of 1971. Having expanded the acreage over the years, Milltown Farm is presently primarily laid under grassland pasture largely laid out in paddocks and meadow ground.
The block on the opposite side of the road is currently in winter barley having been under a maize crop last year.
The farmyard, built around a 10-unit Herringbone parlour, comprises a vast combination of slatted, cubicle and dry-bedded livestock housing to comfortably accommodate cows and followers including calves; cattle handing facilities; slurry and effluent storage as well as a 330,000 gallon slurry store; silage pits; barns and more. The farmyard incorporates the former stone stables of the adjoining Milltown House.
Perfect as a dairy operation, this fine holding with its apparent high-quality land, its high state of fertility and its convenient location, is likely equally suited to a range of alternative or complementary uses which could include equine operations, agri-tourism and or hospitality.
Milltown Farm is rurally based, while at the same time being very conveniently positioned, only a couple of minutes’ drive from both the villages of Kilskyre (R154) to the northeast and Clonmellon (N52) to the southwest, more specifically some 1.5km and 2.5km distant by road respectively. Both Carnaross and Delvin and livestock marts are within 11km.
Lot one is circa 70 acres at Milltown townland laid out in one block with the buildings, described within. Road frontage to the L6822 and frontage to the Milltown River. Services include mains electricity along with public water supply and water from a private well.
Lot two circa 33 acres at Milltown townland laid out in one division, without buildings. Frontage to the Milltown River and the L6822, being located on the opposite side of the road to lot one.
Lot three is 36 acres at Killua, laid out in one division, without buildings, with cul de sac access off the N52 (Kells Clonmellon Road). Frontage to the Milltown River over which there is a private bridge to connect with lot one. Lot four is the entire.
Quillsen, 15 Market Square, Navan, www.quillsen.ie