€2,000 an acre sought for large hill farm on Beara peninsula

The coastal village of Adrigole is just 14km to the south, over the border in Co Cork, via the serpentine and scenic Healy Pass.
€2,000 an acre sought for large hill farm on Beara peninsula

A hill farm comprising some 105 acres is new to the market with Kenmare-based auctioneer Majella O’Sullivan.

The non-residential property is located in the townland of Fehanaugh, on the Beara Peninsula, near the village of Tuosist on the northern (Kerry) side of the famous peninsula, whose Hungry Hill (685m high) featured in the well-known period novel of the same name by Daphne de Maurier.

The coastal village of Adrigole is just 14km to the south, over the border in Co Cork, via the serpentine and scenic Healy Pass.

The Beara Peninsula is a large, long peninsula located immediately to the south of its more illustrious cousin, the Iveagh Peninsula (the Ring of Kerry peninsula), but Beara equally impressive in terms of the scenery it offers. It also boasts Ireland’s only working cable car that connects it to Dursey Island at its westernmost tip. Land on this craggy peninsula is dominated by sheep farming.

According to Majella, the holding has already attracted some attention, with enquiries both locally and from overseas.

The property has a good deal of road frontage.

Ardgroom village is 13km away, and the town of Kenmare is approximately 26km to the north-east of the holding, while Ireland’s second-largest fishing port, Castletownbere, is 27km away.

“A lot of the farm is bounding the main public road that runs from Kenmare through Ardgroom and on to Castletownbere,” says Majella. “There’s a 30-acre commonage right on one side of the road, and on the opposite side of the road, there are 75 acres of old land.”

The land quality could best be described as rough grazing in the main. According to the selling agent, it is clearly defined and set up for sheep farming.

“Yes, it’s mainly rough grazing and there are some nice green fields located sporadically throughout the farm.

“It’s a nice holding, and it has predominately been used as a sheep farm. It has some sheep pens on site and it doesn’t have any residential aspect to it.”

The farm is located in an area where any planning permission to build a home would be very difficult to achieve, as this is a rural area of tourist attraction.

A river runs along the boundary of the property, providing a good water supply, and there are also entitlements going with the land. Further details of these can be obtained from the selling agent.

The asking price is €220,000. At €2,000 per acre, it’s certainly a reasonable price for what it includes and represents a good opportunity to purchase a large hill farm holding in this part of the world.

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