The Blackwater Valley is often mentioned in relation to the county of Cork, but west Waterford also has claim to some fine fertile ground on the banks of this great river.
A 60ac residential grassland farm adjacent to the Blackwater in west Waterford will draw interest from near and far.
The property, which includes a well-provided farmyard and a farmhouse in need of attention, is to be sold by private treaty, with Dungarvan auctioneers Harty and Co guiding the sale at €720,000-900,000, or €12,000-15,000/ac.
Located at D'Loughtane, Youghal, Co Waterford, the farm is less than two miles from the main Cork to Waterford road and 10 minutes from Youghal.
All in permanent pasture, the farm is laid out in paddocks which are serviced by a farm roadway and bounded on one side by a mature forest.
The land is described as top quality ground, well-drained and well looked after. Surrounded by mature trees, the upper part of this farm overlooks the Blackwater.
The two-storey residence is situated on a mature site with views over surrounding woodland and the garden runs down to the banks of a stream which flows through the land.
The accommodation includes four bedrooms, a kitchen, dining room, bathroom and sitting room. While structurally sound, the house will need substantial internal refurbishment.
There is a range of interesting outbuildings immediately adjacent to the main residence.
These include a coach-house with cut-stone arch and a lofted building overlooking an orchard. This offers the possibility of developing stables.
The farm buildings include a round-roofed shed, formerly a milking parlour, and a four-span shed with double lean-to that enclose a loose shed, two cubicle houses, each with 30 cubicles fitted with a 'Dairypower' scraper system and a slatted feeding passage.
There is a concrete feeding passage to the rear of building.
Facilities also include a cattle crush and holding facilities, an open slurry holding tank and a concrete silage slab.
According to auctioneer, Margaret Harty, there have already been several enquiries for the property.