There’s already some strong interest building for a 17.5-acre parcel of good-quality land located in a much sought after part of Munster north of Cork City.
The holding is all in pasture, in one division, and is located in the townland of Ballinaltig, near Kildinan.
It is just west of the M8 Dublin-Cork motorway and has some excellent road frontage onto the R639, which used to be the N8 main Dublin-Cork road, before the motorway was constructed.
For pieces of good land of this size, there is always going to be interest.
With its convenient location at the heart of a very vibrant agricultural area (dairying, beef farming, tillage farming, and the equestrian sector, are all well represented locally), it makes for either a good prospect for some small-scale or ‘hobby’ farming or an easily-accessed addition to an existing unit.
According to the selling agent, Michael Barry of Fermoy-based Dick Barry & Sons, this is a straightforward piece of land that will be of interest to a wide variety of clients,
“The land is sound and level,” he says. “It’s laid out in one field and has a stream on the lower boundary.”
The property is roughly mid-way between the villages of Watergrasshill (to the south-west) and Rathcormack (to the north), approximately 4.5km from both.
There is a cattle crush and a gathering pen on the property and, the selling agent says, it is being offered by private treaty.
The price guide is €150,000, or just short of €8,600 per acre.
It’s certainly an enticing price at that level, which is below what a lot of top-quality land would fetch in the in area.
But whether land is being sold at a public auction or private treaty, it isn’t where one starts but where one finishes that counts.