298ac with quota to test dairy market
If you were to draw up a profile of the ideal property for the current agricultural market, you need not look beyond a 298ac residential farm at Shanballymore, Co Cork.
Built around an imposing period residence, the farm is primarily under tillage but has a strong grassland component and a milk quota of almost 40,000 gallons or 100,000 litres. The property comes with a guide price of €2.5m.
Describing the location of the farm, Michael O'Donovan of Sherry FitzGerald O'Donovan, Mallow draws an imaginary triangle connecting the county towns of Mallow, Mitchelstown and Fermoy.
"The farm at Shanballymore is right in the middle of that triangle," he explains.
"It is 12 miles from Mallow, 10 miles from Mitchelstown and 12 miles from Fermoy."
The residence and lands were originally the property of the Comber family and were sold to a development company some years ago.
The company leased the lands to two local farmers but the property is now back on the market.
The house is a two-storey over basement period house in good condition but in need of some refurbishment.