'A real farmer's farm' is a phrase that's often coined as a selling point for land.
Tralee-based auctioneer Brendan Mannix insists it is perfectly apt when describing the 47.58ac holding in Kilcow, Castleisland that has just come on the market.
This area has a good productive reputation, with some of Kerry's best dairy farms and beef enterprises being located in the immediate area.
The land is offered in three separate lots and is guided at between €10,000/ac and €15,000/ac.
Plot A extends to 22ac and comprises the land surrounding the farmhouse and buildings. The land is described as top quality, free-draining limestone, divided into manageable paddocks and serviced by a central farm roadway. The river Maine to the north serves as a natural boundary.
Plot B consists of 17ac of similar land located directly opposite the main farm on a public cul-de-sac, half a kilometre off the Knockeen/Dysert road. The land is in one large, open field divided into paddocks and serviced by a central farm road.
Plot C is the remaining nine acres situated on the Knockeen/Dysert road. This is in one field that could easily be subdivided into paddocks for grazing.
"All the land is south-facing, of top agricultural quality, free-draining and very suitable for the best of modern intensive farming," Mr Mannix added.
"It offers would-be purchasers the opportunity to acquire top quality agricultural lands which need very little attention."
Offers in the region of €250,000 will be considered for plot A and in the region of €270,000 for plot B. Those in the region of €150,000 are invited for plot C. Alternatively all the above can be purchased as one.
"As letting agents for lands as well, it has become obvious to us that farmers are now being very particular in the quality of lands that they want to take for conacre," Mr Mannix added.
"Good land is more and more in demand, especially in view of the unpredictable summers that we seem to have been getting of late. So when top quality agricultural lands become available for sale, and the emphasis is on its agricultural value rather than any other, we would expect the modern progressive farmer to take note.
"The lands are ready for immediate agricultural productive use for the 2010 season, and we will be seeking to make as quick progress as we can with the sale so that the purchaser can fully avail of the lands this year."
*For further details or to arrange a viewing contact Brendan Mannix & Son Auctioneers at 066-7137131