68 acres of top class grassland on offer

A retirement sale at Ballineen, Co Cork, offers 68-acres of top class grassland in an intensive production area. 
68 acres of top class grassland on offer

The opportunity to expand won’t be lost on local farmers, expecially as this farm at Dromidiclough has a very handy location near the Carbery Milk Products factory and within two miles of the village of Ballineen.

And while the main residence is being retained by its retiring owners, (who operated the property as a dairy farm up until a few years ago), the main yard is included in the sale and this comes with good quality modern buildings, which means investment will be low for incomers.

The land has been well farmed, says selling agent Joe McCarthy, and is in one block, save for a small amount of land on the opposite side of the road, which increases the frontage. The land is well fenced and laid out in large paddocks, with very little waste and is in an acknowledged quality dairying area, he says.

Land here has consistently made good values — even though the depression — and the agent is quoting between €12,000 and €13,000 per acre here — the equivalent of around €800,000 in total. “The land area runs to approximately 68 acres and has the benefit of good road frontage and is all in permanent pasture,” says Joe McCarthy.

“It’s well farmed and in good heart and is is laid out in good sized paddocks with good internal farm roadways, it’s an ideal dairy or cattle farm.”

Located just off the main Ballineen-Dunmanway road and five minutes drive from Ballineen village, the buildings include a good quality slatted shed, calving and covered sheds, machinery house and slurry tank, all on a well concreted apron. The sale is by private treaty and the property is being offered in one lot. As an outside farm, it’s a ready-to-go operation for expanding farmers — particularly local dairy men.

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