Farm Ireland

Saturday 16 December 2017

Golden Vale holding expected to break the €1.3million mark

A parcel of land near Hoare Abbey is up for sale
A parcel of land near Hoare Abbey is up for sale

For more than a millennium the land around the Rock of Cashel has attracted people with a good eye for prime ground, from religious orders to nobility, to royalty and farmers, writes Jim O'Brien.

It has always been valued for its quality and strategic location. A parcel of nearly 100ac at Hoare Abbey, within sight of the Rock owned and farmed by all of the above and is on the market with a guide price of €13,000/ac.

Located on the outskirts of the town and a field away from the ruins of the abbey the property (pictured above) is made up of 97.98 ac. It is described by Alison De Vere Hunt of Cashel Marts as "superior agricultural land with excellent road frontage on two roads and breathtaking views of the Rock of Cashel."

In terms of agricultural use the lands are suitable for tillage, grazing and bloodstock and have up to 1km of road frontage. There is mains water and mains sewage on both roads.

According to Ms Hunt a parcel of 8.75ac of the ground is zoned for 'mixed/general community services facilities' with the remaining 89.23ac zoned for agricultural use. "This is a magnificent opportunity to purchase a superior piece of land in the Golden Vale and in an exceptional location approximately 1km from the M8 main Cork to Dublin Road," Ms Hunt said.

Cork land sale

Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 23 marks the closing date for offers on a 21ac parcel of ground near Ballincollig. It is another parcel of good ground in a good location at a place with a most unlikely name.

The 21ac holding is found in a townsland known as Ballyburdenmore about five minutes drive from Ballincollig town centre near the southern capital. The sale of the property is guided at €10,000/ac and at the time of going to press there was €212,000 on the table.

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The lands for the most part are under pasture with the exception of a 5ac piece under old woodland. The holding has plenty of good road frontage, is securely fenced and has an electricity supply adjacent.

According to selling agents John Hodnett of Clonakilty farm offers an ideal opportunity for a local farmer to enlarge an existing holding or, given its proximity to the city, it might suit a hobby farmer.

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