Pictures: This state-of-the art dairy operation just hit the market in Cork for €2m
Since the end of the quota regime, Cork dairy farmers have travelled the length and breadth of the country looking to buy farms to convert to milking.
One can only guess what kind of attention a fully equipped residential dairy operation on 126ac in the Rebel county itself will attract when the news gets out.
The farm, one of the finest dairy properties to come on the market in Cork for some time, is located at Tullineaskey East, Clonakilty.
Located 5km west of the West Cork town and fronting on the N71, the farm includes a farmhouse and a manager's bungalow along with top-class farm buildings and dairy facilities. The private treaty sale is guided at between €1.7m and €2m.
The house and the farm have been leased separately for the last number of years but the owner has decided to sell the entire farm as one lot.
The residence is a large two-storey, traditional farmhouse that has been remodelled and extended to 3,000sqft with accommodation that includes four bedrooms, two reception rooms, four bathrooms and a fully fitted modern kitchen.
According to auctioneer John Hodnett, the residence is "finished to a very high standard".
To the rear is a spacious sunroom while to the side is a car garage. Other buildings in the yard and adjacent to the house include a series of lovely refurbished stone outhouses that could be turned to many uses.