Farm Ireland

Thursday 18 January 2018

West Cork land guided at €12,000/ac

The 21ac (outlined in red) is located close to Inchydoney beach near Clonakilty.
The 21ac (outlined in red) is located close to Inchydoney beach near Clonakilty.
Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

While West Cork is rightly renowned for its tourism it is also one of the more progressive farming areas in the country.

Clonakilty and nearby Inchydoney are at the heart of West Cork in an area where rental cars and tractors regularly vie for road space.

However, there will be mainly farmer interest in a lovely piece of ground for sale near Inchydoney beach. Described by Raymond O'Neill of Sherry FitzGerald O'Neill as a substantial block of land containing 21ac of fertile ground, the holding is on the private treaty market with a guide of €12,000/ac.

Inchydoney is about 2.9km south east of Clonakilty and about 44km west of Kinsale. Theisland connected to the mainland by two causeways, so the holding is an area of high amenity.

In this regard Mr O'Neill says the 21ac parcel is being sold as purely agricultural ground and is likely to remain so. "I cannot see anyone getting planning permission for building here any time soon," he said.

The lands are laid out in one block, are well fenced and serviced by mains water. According to the auctioneer while some of the ground is in great heart two smaller fields could do with being ploughed and reseeded.

Accessed from the north side of the island the property has no road frontage but has exceptional views on all sides. Mr O'Neill expects lively interest from local farmers.


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Staying in West Cork John Hodnett of Hodnett Forde is handling the sale of a 29ac parcel of ground at Woodfield, Clonakilty.

Located 5km west of Clonakilty the farm is low-lying, sheltered ground that is securely fenced with road frontage on two sides. The parcel has no buildings but is serviced with water and electricity and is for sale by private treaty with a guide of €11,000 to €12,000/ac.

Currently in good quality pasture the holding is in a number of paddocks and described by Mr Hodnett as suitable to any crop.

"It is one of the nicer bits of ground on the market around here at the moment and would make a fine addition to any existing enterprise," the auctioneer said.

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