Farm Ireland

Friday 24 November 2017

West Cork retreat to make €270,000

Jim O'Brien

Jim O'Brien

A guide price of €270,000-300,000 is being quoted for a newly renovated West Cork cottage on 22ac.

The residence and lands are located at Coomleigh West, seven miles from Dunmanway and six miles from Bantry.

The holding, which also has commonage rights, would make an ideal country retreat or hobby farm.

Indeed, for the couple who are approaching their golden years and have an interest in pottering around a few acres, it could be the ideal spot.

Auctioneer John Hodnett of Hodnett Forde says the property has magnificent southerly views stretching over the Mealagh Valley.

The lands, for the most part, are in pasture with 17-18ac described as good grassland and the remaining ground described as rough grazing.

The property is securely fenced and there is c.200m of road frontage along the southern boundary of the holding.

The commonage rights comprise one undivided third part of the lands at Coomleigh West containing c.41ac.

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There are some outbuildings located to the west side of the house.

The residence is a traditional stone-built farmhouse in fine structural condition. There are two bedrooms, each with pine timber floors and open beam ceilings. The living/kitchen area is a large, open space heated by a solid wood-burning stove.

The house is heated by storage heaters. The kitchen comes fully fitted with a range of modern units.

The bathroom equipment consists of a bath, overhead shower, WC and wash hand basin, while a spacious sunroom adds significantly to the footprint and the quality of the house.

Services to the property include electricity, private water supply and private drainage.

Mr Hodnett describes the property as an ideal hobby farm or, indeed, as an add-on to an existing farm enterprise.

In that regard, given the West Cork location, the holding might not only increase the agricultural income of an existing farm but could provide off-farm tourism income in the form of holiday home rental.

Mr Hodnett says there is significant interest in the property since it went on the market just two weeks ago.

"While I am guiding the property at between €270,000 and €300,000, I currently have an offer of €265,000 on board," he says.

If the holding is not already sold, he is confident of a good day out when it comes for auction on Thursday, July 26 at 3pm at the Westlodge Hotel, Bantry.


At the same auction on July 26, Mr Hodnett is offering a 3.5ac field located at Cappanaloha, within two minutes drive.

The holding adjoins the N71 main route and the Bantry Business Park.

Mr Hodnett is guiding the sale of the field at €70,000 or €20,000/ac.

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