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Thursday 22 February 2018

West Cork farm on its own peninsula

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

40ac Skibbereen residential holding in tourist hotspot certain to attract big interest at €600k

Farmers are not the most ardent holidaymakers but if one wanted to combine the holiday with the land, then a 40ac residential holding set on Roaring Water Bay, West Cork with two private beaches could be the business.

Located at Whitehall, Cunnamore, Skibbereen, the farm occupies one of the most beautiful coastal locations on the west Cork coastline and is for sale by private treaty with a guide price of €600,000.

Located 10 minutes from Skibbereen and 10 minutes from Schull, the holding is at the heart of one of the country's best known and thriving tourism areas.


According to John Hodnett of Hodnett Forde Auctioneers, the Whitehall farm almost forms its own peninsula.

"It has sea at two sides and magnificent views of the islands of Hare, Sherkin and Cape," he said.

The land, which is laid out in one block, enjoys extensive road frontage and is described by Mr Hodnett as excellent quality ground.

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It is currently laid out in pasture and has been let for a number of years. The residence and yard comprise a traditional detached farmhouse, an adjoining apartment and other outbuildings.

The residential accommodation includes an entrance hall, living room, kitchen and back kitchen on the ground floor with three bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.

According to Mr Hodnett, the house is in very good condition with relatively modern décor and oil-fired central heating throughout.

One of the buildings in the yard has the makings of a nice holiday apartment and, with a bit of work, would be a fine addition to the place.

The other buildings are of the more traditional type and include a haybarn, stone sheds and a cow byre.

Mr Hodnett believes the farmhouse and outbuildings have excellent potential for further development and could form an addition to an existing farm or a stand-alone hobby farm.

The sale of the property is jointly handled with Charles McCarthy, Skibbereen.

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