Suckler farmers might fall in love with this price

IN the heart of what could be termed “alternative lifestyle country”, a farm at Gurteen, Dunmanway is on the high ground between Dunmanway and Inchigeela.

This 70-acre holding is on the market with a guide price of €500,000, a small sum in comparison to galloping land prices elsewhere — which is why those with non-mainstream lifestyle ideas are drawn to areas like this: they are priced out of the market everywhere else.

A previous influx of alternative lifestylers into West Cork in the 1970s may have been responsible for current ultra-high coastal prices and perhaps this will happen in Dunmanway too.

But right now, Daniel Lehane of Lehane and Associates expects interest from suckler farmers for this property, which he says has good grazing in three blocks which may allow it to be sold in lots.

South-facing, the farm has a two-storey farmhouse in derelict condition, but with a new roof.

It also has annual farm payments of €7,400 attached.

It could be sold in lots of 29 acres, 21.3 acres and 19.8 acres.

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