Rebel county farms remain on market
Two substantial Cork farms with dairying tradition and potential remain on the market despite expectations that they might have been snapped up sooner. Both are located in the north of the county, at Buttevant and Mallow.
Glenville House, the home place of renowned Cork dairyman, the late Billy Nagle, once hosted one of the top Holstein Friesian herds in the country.
The 160ac residential farm, at Bregoge, Buttevant, Co Cork is for sale by private treaty and comes with a guide of €2m.
The sale is being handled by Buttevant auctioneer Tom Sheahan.
Located 1.5 miles from Buttevant, the 160ac farm comes with substantial road frontage. It is laid out in a series of level, easily worked fields and is suitable for tillage or grazing.
The facilities include three yards, a traditional courtyard adjacent to the house, a modern farmyard and an older yard with a derelict dwelling house.
The modern yard has wintering facilities comprised of a five-bay shed with 66 cubicles with mats and serviced by a wide drive-in feeding passage accessed through a rolling door and cleaned by automatic scrapers into underground slurry storage.
The residence, a period house built in the 1820s, is still in good condition with modern conveniences such as oil fired central heating.