Quality arable land near Cork up for auction

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A fine 42ac block of well-sheltered land comes to auction in east Cork on March 25. The farm is located around 2.5 miles from Carrigaline town centre and 20 minutes from Cork city and comes for sale with a guide price of €10,000 to €12,000/ac.

According to John Hodnett, of selling agents Hodnett Forde, Clonakilty, the holding consists of arable ground suitable for any crop.

The land, which is presently in pasture, is laid out in several large fields that are well fenced and serviced by a temporary water supply that will be left in place until the new owner establishes a more permanent supply.

The property was originally owned by a city resident who farmed it from a distance but in recent years it was leased to a local farmer. There are no farm buildings on the property but some limited road frontage holds out the prospect of developing a farmyard or a residence at a later stage with the appropriate planning permission. The farm is slightly elevated providing some magnificent country views and distant views of Cork Harbour and airport.

John Hodnett is guiding the auction at €10,000 to €12,000/ac.

"This price reflects the market, the quality of the land and the location," he said. "I have recently sold land in the area for about €12,000/ac and this is equally as good. It is in a nice manageable lot and there is good interest in it already."

The auction will be held at the Carrigaline Court Hotel, Carrigaline, Co Cork, at 3pm on Friday, March 25.

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