Close to €1m expected for 52 acre Mallow farm

Situated about 1km from Mallow in the townland of Ironmines, a well-maintained piece of pasture is available for sale with Mallow auctioneers Sherry Fitzgerald O’Donovan.

However, the period-style residence on this residential farm is every bit a strong draw as the land itself, according to selling agent Michael O’Donovan. 

“The house is in very good condition and it has a separate entrance from the rest of the land.”

Accommodation in the house includes an entrance hall, sitting room, living room, kitchen/dining room, utility room and shower room on the ground floor. Upstairs, there are four bedrooms and there is an attractive garden attached.

The lands are described as being of “excellent arable quality, level and laid out in six easily-worked divisions”.

“There are about two acres of it which are in a glen but the rest of it is level and in good heart,” says Michael O’Donovan. 

“It’s all under grass, it has excellent road frontage and it’s suitable for all types of farming.”

The property can be sold in either one or more lots, depending on how the demand will evolve. 

With a good-quality residence of such rare vintage and condition so close to the town centre, there will naturally be strong demand for the separation of the house on a small amount of acres but in this case, there is also interest in a non-residential small portion of the land.

“We’ve a good deal of interest in the house and the sheds with about an acre and a half to two acres. There’s also a lot of interest in the four-acre field on the town side of the farm.”

This latter field does hold some future building potential with the possibility of a local person getting planning permission for one house.

The price guide is set at €900,000 for the entire holding. This includes guide prices of €350,000 and €90,000 for the house with about 1.75 acres and the afore-mentioned four-acre field respectively.

As things stand, there are offers on each division as well as an offer on the entire property, so it’s clear that this is a property in demand that may not be hanging around on the market for too long more. 

The selling agents aren’t predicting how the final sale will go in terms of its break-up but if past form is anything to go by, expect the house and two acres to be sold separately to the rest of the land. 

In the final shake-up, this is a property that could touch the million-euro mark.

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