A 'powerful' Cork holding
Keen local and outside interest is expected at the auction of a 158ac residential holding in the heart of east Cork
Published 24/02/2016 | 02:30
I recently took myself to east Cork travelling down through Fermoy and on to Watergrasshill. From there I went to Lisgoold, Leamlara and Ballincurrig to see a 158ac residential farm due for auction in March. The property comes with a guide price of €10,000 to €12,000/ac.
After leaving Watergrasshill I travelled through a warren of country roads before I met auctioneer, Dan Fleming at a gate leading to a fine part of the property situated a kilometre from the main farm. The gently undulating 66ac field at Leadington, Lisgoold is 15 minutes from Midleton and 10 minutes from Watergrasshill.
Free from ditches the parcel of ground was once home to a renowned annual point-to-point gathering.
With extensive road frontage the field is divided into paddocks by electric fencing. While currently under a fine carpet of grass the ground is also reputed to be well suited to tillage. It is serviced by mains water, and ESB and has a cattle crush.
We continued from there to the main farm located at Reisk, Ballincurrig.
The farm is centred around an old style two-storey farmhouse with accommodation that includes a porch, sitting room, living room, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor.
Upstairs there are four bedrooms and a bathroom. The house is of its time and in need of complete modernisation. Adjacent to the dwelling is a garage/fuelstore and a spacious garden.
Behind the residence is an extensive farmyard with an array of buildings.