Big Cork holding with dairy potential sells privately prior to auction

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A 59.3ac residential farm at Clondrohid near Macroom attracted a lot of local interest in advance of it coming to auction at the end of March.

The place was due to be sold at auction at the end of this month but sold privately in recent weeks.

Cashel auctioneer Nicholas Maher is handling the sale of some fine properties in south Tipp.

However, Mr Maher doesn't confine his attentions solely to south Tipp. He recently wandered west into West Cork where he sold, prior to auction, the 59.3ac residential farm at Clondrohid near Macroom.

A solicitor acting for a client bought the place for over €10,000/ac.

The property included a fine traditional two storey farmhouse in need of attention, an extensive range of old farm sheds in various states of repair, plenty of road frontage, multiple access points and over 50ac of good West Cork land.

The place also has milking potential having been a dairy farm at one time.

Mr Maher said the holding is located in strong farming country and would be attractive to a range of customers, including people with an interest in the house on a few acres.

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The residence has a roadside location and could be separated from the rest of the holding. Built in 1910, it is structurally sound but hasn't been lived in for quite some time and needs refurbishment.

Likewise, the farm buildings are in need of a lot of work and although containing the remnants of a dairy operation, they are not quite fit for modern farm use.

The land is good undulating agricultural ground that is fertile and well farmed having been rented for a number of years.

It has extensive road frontage with numerous access points and in the event of obtaining proper planning permission, there could be scope for residential development.

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