Strong interest from 'local milk men' expected for prime 105ac north Cork farm

Image: Dick Barry auctioneers
Image: Dick Barry auctioneers
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

Land in the Blackwater Valley near Fermoy, Co Cork, is generally regarded as quality ground.

The area is home to tillage and dairy farmers, and of late the dairy men have been making all the running in land sales.

Michael Barry of Dick Barry auctioneers is hoping that a 105ac residential property at Leitrim, Kilworth, south of Fermoy, will attract strong interest from local milk men.

It is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €1.25m or around €10,000/ac. Located 3km from Kilworth and 8km from Fermoy, the holding has been rented for a number of years and consists of a three-bedroom bungalow in good condition, farmyard and 100ac of good land with about 5ac of ground that needs attention.

Mr Barry says the property is comprised of the best of farmland and is divided by the public road, giving it plenty of road frontage on two sides.

The place has been leased for a number of years and is well looked after. All in grass at present, it is also suited to tillage. "At 105ac, this is almost a viable, standalone farm given the quality of the land," Mr Barry said. "It is lovely south-facing ground overlooking the Blackwater Valley."

Image:Dick Barry auctioneers
Image:Dick Barry auctioneers

The outhouses are dated, consisting of a three-column haybarn and some old storage sheds.

The dwelling and its site have direct access to the road and could be sold as a separate lot.

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Indeed the farm could be bought in a series of lots, including the entire.

These would include a 70ac parcel with the house and lands, a 35ac parcel at the far side of the road, or a lot with the house and some outbuildings on a smaller site.

The land is guided at €10,000/ac and the house is priced at around €200,000.

"This is a fine farm of ground," Mr Barry said. "I am confident it will sell well and the guide is very reasonable.

"Land in this area has been making good money and further west last week I sold land for €14,945/ac at Carrignavar between Cork and Mallow."

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