Farm Ireland

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Cork cracker comprises forest and first-class land

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

There is something for everybody in an 89ac residential farm at Waterpark, Fermoy, Co Cork. The farm is three miles from the village of Ballyduff Upper and eight miles from Fermoy and comes with a four-bedroom, two-storey farmhouse and 16ac of forestry. This has seven years of premiums delivering €3,500 a year.

Michael Barry, of Dick Barry Auctioneers, Fermoy, is selling the property by private treaty for €10,000-12,000/ac.

The holding was built up and operated by an enterprising farmer who passed away about 10 years ago.

The farmyard includes a 100-unit piggery that was leased and operated up to two years ago, along with an old milking parlour, a three-column hay barn and lean-to, a slatted house and other outbuildings.

The yard and its facilities are now somewhat dated but nevertheless are still useful.

Aside from the 16ac under forestry, most of the land is top quality ground. The entire property is serviced by a hardcore roadway that stretches from one side of the farm to the other.

The property is located between two roads, with the 50ac field enjoying its own access and road frontage on to one road, while the residence and yard have access to another.

The farmhouse is inhabited and was built in the 1960s. A solid two-storey structure, it includes four bedrooms, bathroom, sitting room, dining room and kitchen. Immediately surrounding the house are 20ac of fine, flat grazing ground.

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The 16ac of forestry includes hardwoods and conifers and was planted some 13 years ago.

Mr Barry is willing to offer the property in several lots.

One lot could include the house and 20ac along with the 16ac of forestry, while a second could be the 50ac field. Alternatively, the 16ac of forestry could be sold with the 50ac field.

There is much local interest in the property and Mr Barry expects to conclude a sale soon.

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