Farm Ireland

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Spectacular views of fattening land

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A PRICE of €950,000 or less than €6,500/ac is being quoted for 150ac residential farm at Minane Bridge, Co Cork, that has just come to the market.

The farm, which is being sold by private treaty, is in the townland Gortigrenane, five miles south of the town of Carrigaline.

The land is described by auctioneer Malcolm Cotter, who is joint agent with Savills of Cork, as good fattening land with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

The property includes a substantial two-storey farmhouse. The house extends to 2,300 sq ft and has five bedrooms. The house and farmyard are on the original site of Gortigrenane House, which was demolished by order of the local authority in the early 1960s.

The farmyard includes the remnants of the courtyard that was attached to the old house. Much of the land is high and south-facing, with most of it workable by tractor, but some of the lower sections of the land are in need of reclamation.

While the land might not be suitable for tillage, Mr Cotter explains that it could be useful as part of a dairy enterprise, providing a location for a milking platform or for the rearing of replacement heifers.

The current house was built in the 1960s and is a large, solid building located at the end of a long drive.

The residence has been extended and dry-lined and includes a solid fuel cooker that also powers the central heating.

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