High quality tillage farm of renown with a fine period house and extensive buildings
For sale as a Whole by Public Auction
on Tuesday 11 October 2022 at 3.00pm
at Trim Castle Hotel, Castle Street, Trim, Co. Meath C15 FCY8 (unless previously sold)
Parkstown is a premier quality tillage farm producing consistently high yields and extending to about 182.45 acres (73.83 hectares). The farm has a favourable location on the village fringe and is easily accessible, with the convenience of the nearby M3 and M4.
Parkstown comprises a well-balanced range of assets including a charming country house at its core. The extensive range of farm buildings are a notable feature, offering winter accommodation of livestock, grain storage and general purpose storage, while there is a courtyard immediately to the rear of the house formed by a charming range of traditional outbuildings.
A key feature of the farm is the scale and quality of the single block of land. The fields can produce high yields of the full range of cereals and root crops, and they are of a good workable size and layout for modern agricultural techniques. Access to the fields is excellent, with frontage onto three roads and an excellent hardcore internal farm road. The recent cropping at Parkstown includes winter wheat, winter barley, oats, oil seed rape, potatoes and maize.
Three fields adjoining the house and yard are presently in grass and are fenced and watered for livestock.
Alongside the tillage crops, a beef-finishing enterprise was previously in operation at Parkstown, with accommodation for up to 550 head of cattle. The land has benefitted from regular applications of organic fertiliser.
Parkstown offers an exciting opportunity to acquire a 182-acre versatile farm which is fully equipped for modern day farming and features an imposing historic house.
An impressive, late 18th-Century property, Parkstown House is reached via a gravel driveway flanked by trees and is entered from a public road (R156) through a bell-mouthed stone wall with piers and cast-iron gates. The driveway continues through a classic parkland setting to the formal gardens and mature trees surrounding the house which is approached via another pair of octagonal stone pillars. The driveway terminates in front of the house where there is ample parking.
With a five-bay entrance front and a south-easterly facing regular arrangement of windows, Parkstown House has accommodation laid out over three storeys. The central bay is emphasised by a pain-type limestone doorcase with Tuscan pilasters, fanlight and timber panelled double door. Two blank niches sit above the front door.
An impressive reception hall/dining room with a staircase is flanked by a sitting room and drawing room. The dining room leads to a breakfast room which gives access to a kitchen, boot room, shower room and an office.
Notable internal period features include sash and case windows, ceiling roses, cornicing, architraves, a stained-glass door in the hall with rare rising hinges and decorative fireplaces. There are two Stanley stoves and a solid fuel range cooker.
The bedroom accommodation is laid out over the first and second floors. A glass house is attached to the southern elevation of the house.
Attached to the rear of the house is a range of traditional outbuildings, forming a central courtyard and including former stables, stores and a workshop. They are of stone and slate construction and have been extensively renovated by the present owners.
Anthony Joyce & Co (Contact: Nicola Nevin)
Oliver Bond Street
Tel: +353 (0) 1 4545000
Listings and Environmental Designations
Parkstown House is recorded as a Protected Structure by Meath County Council and is recorded on the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (Ref: 14327001).
Basic Payment Scheme
The land is registered for payments under the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). For the avoidance of doubt, the Entitlements to the BPS are specifically excluded from the sale.
Entry & Possession
Entry is by agreement with vacant possession, subject to the Lease in relation to the grain shed.
Should any sale or any other part of the farm or any right attached to it become a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable by the purchaser(s) in addition to the contract price.
BER Details - BER Exempt
Parkstown offers an exciting opportunity to acquire a 182-acre farm which is fully equipped for modern day farming and includes an imposing historic house. The high-yielding, versatile land and extensive range of farm buildings combine to make the farm suitable for running a variety of enterprises.James Butler