Farm Ireland

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Period farmhouse on offer with 73ac top-quality land

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

While west Cork is renowned for tourism, it is also strong farming country and so there will be much local interest in the sale of Glenview, a 73ac residential farm located at Smorane, a half mile east of the town of Skibbereen.

The property comes with a period residence of some character, a farmyard and €2,100 in entitlements. Auctioneer John Hodnett, of Hodnett Forde, Clonakilty, is guiding the private treaty sale at €9,000-€10,000/ac.

Situated on a road adjoining the N71 main route, the lands are described by Mr Hodnett as top-quality ground, securely fenced, and benefiting from good road frontage. The property has been farmed well over the years and is in good condition.

The house is a solid 3,000sqft period residence with five bedrooms, a bathroom, two reception rooms, a kitchen, back kitchen, pantry and store.

It has great character, with lovely traditional touches that include original plasterwork decoration on many of the ceilings.

While the building could do with refurbishment and modernisation, it is entirely habitable. The stone outbuildings adjacent to the house are laid out in a courtyard setting and, with refurbishment, could be a real addition to the holding.

The farmyard consists of a range of useful buildings, including a machinery shed, loose cattle house, silo, cubicle house and slurry storage unit.

The farm can be bought as an entire or in a three lots, with the first lot consisting of 23.5ac, the second lot including the house and yard on 25ac, while the final lot is a 24ac parcel.

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Mr Hodnett expects the property to generate much interest in the locality and beyond, believing that in its entirety or in lots it will attract a variety of customers.

"The guide price of €9,000 to €10,000/ac reflects the price this kind of land is getting in this area and I believe this property will make that kind of money," he said.

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