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Thursday 19 January 2017

Cork property has plenty of potential

Published 19/07/2011 | 05:00

Gubbeen Farm is a lovely property with its own access to a sheltered bay near Schull in west Cork.

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The 77ac farm comes onto the market with a traditional farmstead in need of refurbishment.

Agents Sherry FitzGerald O'Neill, Clonakilty, are selling the property by private treaty and a guide price of €8,000/ac has been quoted.

According to auctioneer Ray O'Neill, the farm has oodles of potential.

It could be used as an agriculture enterprise, as a tourism enterprise, as a permanent residential hobby farm or a holiday home.

Famous

Located on the coast at Crewe Bay (also known as Croagh Bay), which is two miles west of the famous village of Schull, the property is laid out in three divisions.

Along with the old farmstead, there is a stone-built slated building with extensive sea frontage on to Crewe Bay, a walled orchard with some ruined buildings and a block of 50ac of land. The various sections of the property with buildings or ruins can be sold separately or the property can be sold as an entire.

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The farmhouse is an old two-storey, four-bedroom structure, which is in need of complete renovation.

This can be sold with 18ac of land, while the stone building to the seafront can be sold with 3ac.

The 50ac block with road frontage, which is separated from the land with the buildings by a local road, can be sold as a separate lot.

While the land needs attention, it is all currently in grass and is fertile.

However, the location of the property -- at the heart of one of Ireland's prime tourism regions -- and its unique access to the sheltered Crewe Bay, gives this place additional tourism potential.

Idyllic

Mr O'Neill believes that Gubbeen Farm will draw a wide range of customers from the farmer, to the adventure sports enthusiast. It would also appeal to the man, woman or couple in search of the quiet life in an idyllic spot.

Mr O'Neill is open to offers on the property and is also willing to discuss the shape of various lots that might be appropriate to the needs of the customer.

Gubbeen Farm comes with a guide price of €8,000/ac.

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