About this property
Brownstown is an outstanding agricultural and residential estate with a contiguous block of productive, versatile land extending to about 564 acres (228 hectares) in total. Occupying a fine situation in the heart of County Meath, the estate is extremely accessible, with access to the N2 situated less than 5 kilometres to the north, while Dublin International Airport is 42 kilometres distant.
At the core of Brownstown Estate is a substantial period house which provides comfortable and well-balanced accommodation. The Regency-Neo Classical designed period house is set within formal garden grounds and mature parkland. Impressive front and rear tree-lined driveways provide access to the house.
A key feature of the estate is the dairy enterprise and associated land. The extensive dairy complex comprises a 50-unit Pearson rotary parlour with cubicle accommodation for over 470 cows and heifers, indoor and outdoor silage pits and slurry storage.
Brownstown Estate is carrying an in-hand herd of 335 mostly registered Holstein dairy cows, plus followers. Calving is split between spring and autumn and replacement heifers are reared on-farm. Milk is supplied under contract to Glanbia, with milking taking place twice daily (for a duration of about 1.5 hours per milking). Typically, three cuts of silage are taken annually, with a small area of cereals also grown. Silage work and slurry spreading is contracted out, while the farm is a member of the Bord Bia Quality Assurance programme.
Located at the rear entrance is a two-storey, gate lodge of traditional construction. A characterful traditional range of outbuildings lying to the north of Brownstown House provide supplementary residential accommodation, with two apartments and further third apartment in need of renovation.
The traditional range also includes the equestrian facilities comprising stables, tack rooms and stores, while an outdoor arena adjoins.
A particular advantage of the estate is the extent and quality of the farmland which lies in a contiguous block and includes about 531 acres tillage/pasture. While the land is predominantly in grass to serve the dairy enterprise, some arable crops are typically also grown at Brownstown. The land benefits from an excellent infrastructure, including good access via the public roads and a network of internal tracks, fencing and the water supply. About 7 acres of mature woods provide amenity.
Brownstown Estate presents one of the finest opportunities in recent years to acquire both an extensive and productive agricultural estate in County Meath, which is well-served with residential accommodation and an equipped modern dairy complex.
- Brownstown has a peaceful and rural setting, located within County Meath, also known as the Royal County owing to it formerly being the seat of the High King of Ireland. Meath is internationally famed for its heritage, ancient history and excellent amenities on its doorstep.
- It is home to renowned attractions such as the Hill of Tara, the famous megalithic burial tombs of Newgrange (Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site) and the Battle of the Boyne Site.
- The nearby village of Kentstown (2 km) provides local amenities including a shop, pub, church and National school.
- Navan (10 km) is the county town of Meath and the fifth largest town in Ireland. Located at the confluence of the River Boyne and River Blackwater, Navan provides a wide range of amenities including supermarkets, retail outlets, pubs and excellent restaurants.
- The estate benefits from excellent transportation links, including the N2 (5 km) and the M3 (8 km) which connects Navan to Dublin City. Dublin’s International Airport is 42 kilometres distant, while Dublin Port is 49 kilometres from the estate with regular sailings to the UK and Europe. A park and ride train service is available from the M3 Parkway (27 km), serving Dublin City hourly from early morning to late night.
- The farm is situated in an area which is renowned for its fertile farmland and as such, it is well served by agricultural merchants, machinery suppliers, milk processors and livestock markets.
- County Meath has a proud sporting history and offers a wide variety of quality sporting and recreational activities. Racing enthusiasts are well catered for with Navan, Fairyhouse and Bellewstown Racecourses all located within the county, as well as bloodstock auctioneers Tattersalls.
- There is a good selection of golf courses in the area, including the famous Jack Nicklaus-designed course at Killeen Castle (15 km). Other challenging courses nearby include Royal Tara Golf Club (10 km), Black Bush Golf Club (16 km), Bellewstown Golf Club (18 km), County Meath Golf Club (26 km) and Headfort Golf Club (31 km).
- A selection of primary and secondary schools are available locally. In addition to the nearby Headfort Preparatory School, there is a variety of exceptional private schools including Castleknock College, Mount Sackville, Eureka Secondary School and The Kings Hospital.