Kerry gold - a farm near Tralee Bay with stunning sea views
North Kerry prides itself as one of the most progressive and productive farming areas in the country.
It is no idle boast as the home of Kerry Co-op and the Kerry Group has always punched above its weight in agricultural circles.
As a result land is like gold in this place and with plenty of Kerry shares around to drive up prices it is not surprising that a 145ac residential farm between Ardfert and Tralee is being guided by Eddie McQuinn of McQuinn Consulting at €2m or almost €14,000/ac.
Located on the coast at Béal Trá, Barrow 8km from Tralee and 5km from Ardfert the holding is bounded by Tralee Bay at Poll Gorm and has stunning views out over the sea.
Overland there are great views to the Slieve Mish Mountains. The farm was once three individual holdings and is now merged into one for the purposes of the sale.
It comes with extensive road frontage giving access to every part of the farm and while this makes it easy to divide into lots for the purposes of the sale the vendors and selling agents would have a preference to sell the place as an entire.
The farm has a rare combination of tillage ground, firm winter grazing ground and low ground with 40ac in stubble.
The place is renowned as great fattening and wintering ground thanks to the presence of a 20ac rocky parcel around a conical rock structure called Crosty Rock, a feature covered in grass with natural terracing that can be grazed all year round while providing shelter from the sea for wintering cattle.