Prime Cork grazing land also comes with residential accommodation on the double
It was a crisp November morning and as I made my way south a watery winter sun rested itself across the fields of south Limerick and north Cork. These fine winter mornings are a welcome contrast to the grey days that generally characterise this time of the year.
I was headed for a 63ac residential holding at a place called Bweeng near Dromahane not far from Mallow.
The Irish name for the area is 'An Boinn' which translates as 'The Swelling.'
I'm not sure what the locality did to earn that title but if I may apply the American use of the word, I would have to say the property I went to see is 'a swell piece of real estate'.
Located at Carrigacleena, Bweeng the farm is about 4km from Dromahane and 11km from Mallow.
The 63ac holding has two residences and a yard. The private treaty guide price for the land is €10,000/ac.
Reached through electric gates and a tarmac driveway, the main house on the farm is a five-bedroom dormer style dwelling extending to 2,800 sq ft. Built in 2007, it is finished to a high specification with marble flooring throughout the downstairs area.
The ground-floor accommodation includes an entrance hallway, a sitting room, an ensuite bedroom and a guest WC. The kitchen, dining room and sunroom are in one bright and comfortable L-shaped space with the kitchen area centred around a magnificent four-door AGA throwing out great heat.
Upstairs is a bathroom and four further bedrooms of which two are ensuite.
Behind the dwelling is a double garage and an outdoor sunroom.
The house has well-tended garden areas to the front and the rear and there is the possibility of adding to the garden space from the field to the side and to the front. The house on 0.66ac can be sold as a separate unit.
To the rear and to the side of the site is a 28ac field of fine elevated ground and the best of grazing land.
Divided by electric fencing it has plenty of direct access to the road but not enough for another dwelling
Further long the road from the main house and for sale with the farm is a spacious four-bedroom bungalow on 0.5ac.
The accommodation includes a sitting room, dining room/kitchen, bathroom and a sunroom. A garage that could double as an office is located adjacent to the house and there is also a garden shed.
A farmyard is located across the road on a 35ac portion of the land. It comprises a large enclosed shed incorporating a four-column round-roofed shed with a range of spacious lean-tos at either side. Set on a concrete yard with a walled silage pit.
The yard has a shared access but an additional piece of ground extending to 5ac adjacent is available for sale which could give it independent access.
Aside from a 5ac piece of marginal ground the 35ac parcel of land adjacent to the sheds is the best of Cork grazing land, all in one block, nicely elevated and in good condition. It is divided into a number of fields and fenced with hedgerow and electric fencing.
The farm can be bought as an entire or in lots. For the private treaty sale, auctioneer Christy Buckley is guiding the main house with its 0.66ac site at €400,000. The second house on 0.5ac is guided at €275,000. The farm shed is guided at €75,000 while the land is guided at €10,000/ac.
The holding can be bought in a variety of configurations to suit the customers. The houses can be bought separately, as can the shed while the land is currently available in two lots of 28ac and 35ac with an additional 5ac available with the 35ac parcel.
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