Swashbuckling pirates, exotic birds and buried treasure are the images that come to mind when you hear a place name like Roberts Cove.
However, once you realise that Roberts Cove is in Cork, and not too far west of Cork Harbour, you know there is no need to dig for treasure, it is all on top of the ground in the form of fine soil.
Ernest Forde of Hodnett Forde Auctioneers is convinced he has a treasure on his hands in the shape of a 76ac non-residential coastal farm.
The farm overlooks the popular seaside village, which is just 20 minutes from the 'southern capital'. The land is for sale by private treaty and comes with a guide price of €12,000 to €15,000/ac.
Described as a top quality tillage holding, the farm is laid out in large natural divisions and is currently in stubble and beet.
There are no buildings with the land and no entitlements but it enjoys plenty of frontage onto two roads. This would be an advantage should a purchaser decide to seek planning permission for the building of farm facilities or a residence.
The farm can be sold in two lots of 39.80ac and 36.28ac. According to Mr Forde, there is very keen interest in the property and it is currently under offer. He expects a sale in the not too distant future.