Seldom does the opportunity arise where one gets to purchase such a wonderfully fine productive agricultural holding that extends into two counties. Encompassing c. 139 acres (56.25ha approximately), this fantastic well-established farm operation is essentially laid out in three adjacent divisions.
Agricultural Property Location: Milltown Farm, Kilskyre, Kells, Co. Meath
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.
Milltown Farm was home of the Kilskyre Dairy Herd. The Kilskyre Jane Cow family was a wonderful success in breeding over the years and the full herd dispersed in two very successful sales in 2021. The current owners, the Stafford’s 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 complimentary uses which could include equine operations, agri-tourism and or hospitality. Such operations based locally include the tremendous Triermore Stud, the family-mecca that is Causey Farm and Clonabreany House, a popular wedding venue that includes a magnificently restored Georgian house and courtyard. Milltown Farm is worthy of many a shrewd operators shortlist.
FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION (UPS)
ON WEDNESDAY 11th MAY 2022 at 3.30pm
at The Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells, Co Meath (A82 D2C1)
& online via the LSL Auction platform
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. Between Kilskyre and Clonmellon together with the surrounding hinterland, a good range of local conveniences, necessities and amenities are catered for including sporting facilities and recreational clubs; healthcare; primary schools; local retail; hostelries, churches, hardware and agriculture provisioners and much more. Importantly, the transport of livestock for purchase or sale will be a handy errant here given that, both Delvin Livestock Mart and Carnaross Mart both lie within 11km or so from Milltown Farm.
The towns of Kells, Athboy, Trim, Navan and Mullingar are approximately 10km, 11km, 23km, 25km and 30km distant respectively. With the N3/M3 at Drumbarragh only 7km away, this is a highly accessible and viable location for those commuting to and from Dublin and further afield. In addition, the N52 (Dundalk/Limerick Road) locally, some 2.5km away at nearby Clonmellon, makes this an ideal destination for those needing to traverse the country regularly. Moreover, Dublin airport is a reasonable distance being approximately 69km by road.
Local attractions include: Clonmellon Farmer’s Market; Castlekieran; Girley Bog Eco Walk; Hinterland – festival of literature Tullynalley Castle and Gardens; the annual JFK 50 mile walk; Mullaghmeen Forest – Europe’s largest planted Beech forest; Loughcrew Hills with cairns – a complex of passage tombs are one of Ireland’s most magnificent and abounding archaeological landscapes; Fore Abbey; Loughcrew Estate Gardens and Adventure Centre; and the exclusive Richard Corrigan owned Virginia Park Lodge. This is just a flavour of what is in the area. Fishing, watersports and other water-based activities considering that Lough Lene, the White Lake, Lough Ramor and the Boyne, Blackwater and Inny rivers are all nearby. All that, along with excellent terrain for hunting and shooting make this an outdoor enthusiasts paradise. The Ballymacads hunt the area. Many sports are supported locally through various facilities including Ballinlough, Kilskyre and St Paul’s (Clonmellon) GFCs along with Headfort Golf Club and North Meath Rugby at Kells. To that, add Mellowes Adventure Centre and associated creche, for the younger ones, and much much more.
The vendor reserves the right to dispose of the property in its entirety as a single lot, or in lots as outlined below, or in any combination of the said lots. Owing to the availability of road frontage attaching to some of the lots, there is potential for the erection of dwelling(s) subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent.
c. 70 acres at Milltown Td. laid out in one block with the buildings, described within. Road frontage to the L6822 & frontage to the Milltown River. Services include: mains electricity along with public water supply& water from a private well.
c. 33 acres at Milltown Td. 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 1.
c. 36 acres at Killua Td. laid out in one division, without buildings. Cul de sac access off the N52 (Kells / Clonmellon Road). Frontage to Milltown River over which there is a private bridge to connect with Lot 1.