Hodgestown, Killucan, Co. Westmeath
Hodgestown, Killucan, Co. Westmeath
James L Murtagh auctioneers are delighted to offer this exceptional 140 acre non-residential grass and tillage farm with a wide range of modern farm buildings at Hodgestown, Killucan, Co Westmeath for sale by public auction.
This working farm is on a fertile, self-draining crown of land only 1km from Killucan. The lands benefit from extensive dual road frontage, one of which divides the farm giving it a stretch of double frontage and has limited frontage on to a third road.
A major part of the holding comprising approximately 121.5 acres, is in one continuous block while a parcel of 18.54 acres in stubbles is located about one hundred yards from the rest of the farm. The elevated holding rises to a point where it has a 360-degree view of the surrounding countryside and, on a good day, five counties can be seen.
The land is the best of limestone grassland without an inch of waste with sufficient soil depth to remain perfectly drained in wet weather and retains sufficient moisture to avoid burning during dry spells. The fields, currently grazed by cattle and sheep, are securely fenced in a mix of hedgerow and stock-proof fencing.
The well-equipped yard is made up of a series of substantial buildings with accommodation for 250 cattle. The buildings include an A-roofed, part slatted shed four bays deep with six sections across accommodating creep areas, bedded areas and a feed passage. Adjacent to the A-roofed shed is a three column round-roofed shed with lean-tos at either side with one suitable for machinery storage. The space between the two buildings is used as a silage pit. Across the yard, another three column round-roof shed with lean-tos at either side accommodates a dry shed and a slatted shed. Other facilities include an enclosed silage pit and a sheep race with a dipping area.
The farm can be bought as an entire or in lots.
Lot 1: 54ac of grazing ground with dual road frontage, the yard and farm buildings.
Lot 2: 37.4ac of grazing ground with single frontage on a straight stretch of a local road and limited frontage on another road.
Lot 3: 29.47ac of grassland located across the road from the yard with dual road frontage.
Lot 4: 18.54ac in stubbles and located on a public laneway a short distance from the main farm with limited frontage on to another road.
Lot 5: The entire 139.41ac.
Directions: From Killucan, head north on the L156 towards Cloghan Road, turn left onto the Cloghan Road and continue for approx. 1.5km and then turn right. The lands are on either side of the road and continue in parts to the end of the road.
Auction: The auction takes place at the Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar, Co Westmeath and online on the LSL platform at 3.30 on Wendesday, June 28, 2023 - PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE FROM DATE PREVIOUSLY ADVISED
Solicitor: Andrew Fay, N J Downes & Co Solicitors, Dominick St, Commons, Mullingar, Co Westmeath 044 934 8646.
Registration: In order to bid at the auction, it will be necessary to register with our office before Friday 23rd June 2023 The auctioneer assumes the bidder is bidding for himself or herself. If the bidder intends to purchase a lot in a name other than his or her personal name, arrangements must be made with the auctioneers in advance. By registering, you are deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions of the auction and authorised us, as agents for the vendor, to sign the completed contract for sale on your behalf. A deposit of 150,000 is required in order to bid for the property FOR THE ENTIRE LOT. These deposits are payable in advance of the auction by online bank transfer. Our bank details will be provided to you at registration. The successful bidder's deposit will become nonrefundable as soon as the property is sold and a binding contract is entered into and the agents are hereby authorized to sign the Contract for Sale on your behalf. The deposit payable on the signing of the contract is 10% of the purchase price. If there is a shortfall in the deposit furnished by the purchaser prior to the auction, then the purchaser shall be required to lodge the balance of the deposit with the auctioneers within one business day of the online auction. If you are not the successful purchaser, your deposit will be returned to you in full. For further details contact us at James L Murtagh Auctioneers, 34 Mount Street, Mullingar, Co Westmeath Tel. 044 934 0088.