Such is the case with a 78-acre holding that’s right on the edge of Bantry, in West Cork.
According to selling agent Denis Harrington of Harrington Estates, the property in the townland of Dromleigh South has mixed levels of land quality.
“It’s a compact holding, of which about 40 acres would be good quality ground that can be easily returned to its prime.”
The remainder, he says, is fair to plant-able land, running into the mountain.
There are outbuildings with the property, and these are all in a cluster.
Given the fact that it’s within a few kilometres of the Bantry town centre, this offers real potential in terms of planning permission, particularly for someone who wanted to purchase the property with a view to making it a residential farm.
Access is excellent and its proximity to all of the town services is a big bonus.
It’s all in one block, without any Single Farm Payment.
The price guide of €400,000 certainly seems a reasonable one in the current climate.