Parkstown House & Farm, Parkstown, Ballivor, Co Meath, C15 V229 | Property for sale | Savills
182.45 Ac(73.83 Ha)
Guide price €3,000,000

Parkstown House & Farm, ParkstownBallivor, Co Meath, C15 V229

  • Recently sold

Key features

  • Sold in October 2022
  • Well-stocked formal gardens, impressive gated entrance with a tree lined driveway and a separate farm access
  • Traditional range of outbuildings and courtyard
  • Farm buildings with winter accommodation for 550 head of cattle, 3,000 tonnes of grain storage and general purpose storage
  • Productive and versatile tillage land in a single block
  • Frontage to three roads and village fringe location

High quality tillage farm of renown with a fine period house and extensive buildings

About this property

  • 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.

    Parkstown 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)
    Augustine House
    Oliver Bond Street
    The Liberties
    Dublin 8
    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 ButlerProperty agent

Local information

  • Parkstown House & Farm is situated on the fringe of the picturesque village of Ballivor, in the heart of County Meath. Ballivor offers amenities such as shops, pubs, a restaurant and primary school. It is set in lush, verdant countryside and surrounded by rich farmland. The area hosts local events annually, such as the Ballivor Horse Show, which is one of Ireland's longest running shows.
  • The market town of Trim is just 15 kilometres distant from Parkstown. Set on the River Boyne it is noted for Trim Castle, the largest Norman castle in Ireland. It offers an array of amenities including restaurants, pubs, schools, churches, shops and boutique shops. The three bustling neighbouring towns of Navan (29 km), Mullingar (29 km) and Maynooth (34 km) offer a wider selection of boutiques, grocery stores, fine dining establishments, hotels, pubs and other amenities.
  • Parkstown is surrounded by an excellent transportation system with frequent bus services available in Ballivor, Mullingar, Trim and Navan. Dublin Airport is 63 km to the southeast and can be conveniently accessed via the M3 (32 km) and the M50. Dublin Port, situated to the northeast of Dublin City Centre, is about 70 kilometres distant from Parkstown with regular ferry crossings to the UK.
  • The farm is situated in an area which is renowned for its fertile farmland and as such, it is well served by grain merchants, agricultural machinery suppliers, milk processors and livestock markets.
  • The nearby area offers a wide range of quality sporting and recreational activities including rugby, GAA, soccer, swimming, horse riding and tennis. Golfers are also well catered for with County Meath Golf Club (11 km) and Carton House Golf Club, Maynooth (36 km) which is home to The Golfing Union of Ireland headquarters. Equestrian needs are also fulfilled with Navan Racecourse (31 km) and Fairyhouse Racecourse (40 km) easily accessible.
  • A variety of local schooling is available in the area including St Columbanus National School, Ballivor and Coolronan National School (6 km). There are several secondary schools near Parkstown such as Scoil Mhuire, Trim, St Peter's Secondary School, Dunboyne, Boyne Community School, Trim and Loreto Secondary School, Navan. Clongowes Wood College is a popular boarding school which is situated just 39 km from Parkstown.

Additional information

  • Directions: The Eircode for the property is C15 V229.