A farm in the rich and fertile Blackwater Valley, near the village of Knockanore in West Waterford, is currently for sale with Dungarvan-based auctioneers Harty & Co.
The 73-acre non-residential holding is located in the townland of Ballyhilip, approximately 1km east of the small village. The property is well drained by the Blackwater River, which flows very close to the farm on its southward course towards the sea at Youghal (15km away).
The land quality is described as “excellent” by the selling agents. It is currently in stubble, but would be suitable for any agricultural activity. There is good road access (both directly from the public road, and via a right-of-way lane) and a well laid out structure that allows easy access to all parts of the farm.
“It’s all in tillage,” confirms selling agent Margaret Harty. “It has all been cut, there’s no waste on it except for a couple of acres of trees.”
The property has some nice mature trees which add to the natural beauty of the location.
There are lovely mature trees and hedges on the property, but they’ve all been well managed and trimmed. They’re not impeding any of the productive land.
According to the selling agents, interest in the holding has been reasonably good so far, with the agents having fielded a number of enquiries already. It’s something of a rarity for such a large block of land to come up for sale in this part of the world.
It’s an area dominated by the dairying sector (home to the famous Knockanore Farmhouse Cheese) but the quality of this property should ensure strong interest from all sectors.
“Knockanore is a fairly intensive dairying and tillage area,” says Margaret, who adds that the views over the serpentine Blackwater River from the land are very attractive.
The price guide is “in the region of €750,000”, which values the farm at between €10,000 and €10,500/acre.