Two grassland farms in top quality region

The second of two prime grassland farms on the market this week is up for auction with Michael Barry, of Dick Barry and Sons, Fermoy.
Two grassland farms in top quality region

The farmland — a 75-acre roadside holding — is to be an executor’s sale.

It’s located at Ballybrack, Carrignavar, between the village and Glenville, eight miles from Cork City.

“It’s an exceptionally nice farm, all in one block and with frontage on two sides. It’s well laid-out and fenced and in a very good area,” says Michael Barry.

A non-residential, land only sale, the property is “strictly top quality land”, says the agent, who’s pricing it at €12,000 per acre, but expects it to make good money, as the farm is known to be good quality and there are strong local and regional buyers for exceptional properties such as this.

Located in the heart of the Co Cork dairying industry, the property is all in grass and is sound, level land, with no waste.

It’s due to go to auction on Wednesday, April 16, at 3pm in the Vienna Woods Hotel and will be offered in one lot.

Should be an interesting day out, as land of this quality, in this area, hasn’t gone to auction in some time. ¦ Meanwhile, the same agent is selling a second farm, a bit further north in the county, at Toureen, Killavullen, and this farm is also an executor’s sale, which is being conducted by private treaty.

A residential grazing farm, the property comprises 103 acres of land, all of it in pasture, but, as it’s been neglected for some time, it will need a good deal of work, says Michael Barry.

However, it falls between two types of land: it’s almost too good for forestry, but isn’t up to scratch, yet, good enough for grazing, so the price quoted per acre reflects that conundrum.

Anyone willing to put in a good bit of work draining, and to bring the farm back to maximum productivity, might see the value in paying €5,000 per acre.

The property can be sold in one or two lots, says Barry.

Approximately half of the land holding is north of the Glenville/Killavullen road and the house and remainder of the land are on the other side. There’s about 20 acres of more mountainy land, which would be suitable for forestry, says Barry.

In a rather remote location, the farmhouse is a two-storey with a new roof, which will also need some attention and it has two loose sheds nearby.

Suitable for grazing or forestry, the farm may be sold in lots or in the entire, or it may even suit someone with the bones of half a million to spend who is looking for an alternative lifestyle, with an organic/ mixed agricultural base.

The property is located five miles from Killavullen, six miles from Glenville, and 11 miles from Mallow.

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