Offer of €15,000/ac already received for 50ac non-residential holding
The Old Head, near Kinsale, Co Cork is a magical place renowned for its beauty and known worldwide for its golf links.
On a note of history, the area is the nearest point of land (18km) to where the RMS Lusitania was sunk in 1915.
Clonakilty-based auctioneer Ernest Forde of Hodnett Forde is selling a farm of 50ac on the Old Head.
The lands are situated at Lispatrick Lower, 6km from the tourist town of Kinsale, less than 1km from Garrrylucas and a 35-minute drive to Cork city.
The non-residential property has spectacular coastal views, and there is a private beach.
It is set out in two divisions which are divided by a public road and which will be sold in one or two lots, one of 11.2ac the other of 38.8ac.
Both lots are road-side and are suited to any type of farming enterprise. The farm is currently in spring barley. There are no services, no stock fencing and no buildings.
The land, which has been rented out for many years, is being sold by a retired couple.
Mr Forde says: “This private treaty sale offers an excellent opportunity for purchasers who are seeking a hobby farm, extending an existing holding or looking for an investment property.
“An offer of €15,000/ac has already been received. Good-quality land on the coast is making €16,000/ac to €18,000/ac.”
Further west in Cruary, the same auctioneers are selling by private treaty a residence on 11ac in one or more lots.
Lot 1 comprises a well-maintained bungalow and outbuildings on 1ac, and Lot 2 comprises 10ac of top-quality, low-lying and sheltered land.
Located five minutes east of Clonakilty, it is 500m from Clonakilty Agricultural College.
The residence includes two reception rooms, four bedrooms and a kitchen. Though it hasn’t been lived in for three years, it only requires internal decoration and is described as being in turn-key condition.
The land, which is in one division, was originally part of a larger holding and is suited to any farm enterprise.
Farm buildings include a silo, lean-to and some old stone buildings.
Auctioneer John Hodnett says: “Land is the area is making €10,000/ac to €20,000/ac, particularly for smaller lots which are commanding premium prices.”
He is guiding this property at €425,000-450,000.