Skibbereen-based auctioneer Pat Maguire should be reasonably confident of a good deal of interest in a 44-acre non-residential holding that has just come on the market.
It is located in the townland of Dromilihy, approximately 2km from the village of Leap, famous in legend from the story of the chieftain O’Donovan (the Irish name is Léim Uí Dhonnabháin) escaping his English persecutors by making an enormous ‘leap’ on his horse, and famous also for its alluring charm in a coastal setting surrounded by soft hills.
This particular holding has a mixture of land.
The bulk of the property consists of good quality grassland, there are approximately eight acres taken up with a section of mature forestry.
“There are eight acres of it with an old plantation, which is adjacent to Dromilihy Woods.”
This woodland area is a well-known local public recreational area, with walkways through woodland that has been planted since the 1830s.
“The farm is very conveniently situated,” says Pat.
You’re just off the N71, you’re near Leap, Glandore and Rosscarbery, in terms of access, and it’s a nice-sized holding for someone to get at.
There aren’t any entitlements going with the land.
It will suit any number of potential clients and in particular those looking to get a significant quantity of land that will benefit from some improvement works, at an interesting price.
The price guide, Pat says, is quoted at “offers over €250,000 (€5,700/acre)”.
It’s a reasonable target to aim for and, with its mixture of land quality, it will attract a very broad range of clients, ranging from those looking to make immediate use of it to those seeking long-term forestry investment.
“It will be a good test of what land is making,” says Pat.
“It’s located where there are some strong farmers.”