Farm Ireland

Saturday 24 March 2018

West Cork farm offers buyers plenty of 'possibilities' with guide of €400k

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

"A place with a number of possibilities" is how auctioneer John Hodnett describes a 157ac residential farm at Lisheenacreagh, three miles north of Ballydehob, in West Cork.

The holding is of mixed quality but comes with entitlements of €8,600. It is for sale by private treaty and is being guided at €400,000 to €450,000 or €2,500-2,900/ac.

The land is all in one block with two identifiable sections of differing quality. One quarter, extending to 42ac around the house, is described as good low-lying, sheltered pasture land suitable for a range of uses. This portion of the farm is well fenced and south facing.

The remaining lands, extending to 114ac, are of poorer quality. However, Mr Hodnett said this portion would be perfectly suitable for planting or sheep.

The farm is situated in a scenic area and enjoys views of Cape Clear, Sherkin Island and Roaring Water Bay.

The residence is a traditional three-bedroom farmhouse extending to 1,600 sq ft.

Although solid structurally, it needs substantial renovation and decoration. Outside there are a number of stone-built sheds adjoining the house.

The holding can be sold in the entire or in lots. One lot comprises the 114ac of poorer-quality land, with the house and 42ac making up another.

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The house and yard on 2ac of land could also be sold separately. Mr Hodnett says anyone buying the entire or the house on 42ac would subsequently find a ready sale for the house and a small plot, as that kind of property is always in demand in the West Cork area.

Irish Independent