The village of Burnfort is centrally located off the main Cork-Limerick road (the N20), about 10km south of the busy junction town of Mallow, and 25km north of Cork Cty.
This is an important rural heartland, with a high concentration of competitive progressive farming interests, where dairying is the dominant sector.
Blarney-based auctioneer Daniel Fleming has just introduced to the market a 44-acre holding near the village, that holds much potential for farmer, developer, and house-hunter alike. “It’s a really lovely property,” says Dan of the non-residential holding located in a residential area. “It’s located right in the village, with its arms literally around the village, you might say.”
The farm’s location is a striking one, with road frontage on two public roads in the heart of Burnfort. This leaves it open to all kinds of potential in development possibilities. That’s for a distant future point, but it constitutes a positive influence on its value, nonetheless.
“Yes, we’re selling it as it is,” says Dan, “but it’s ripe for development whenever that will come. It won’t be today or tomorrow, but it will happen.”
The land has been used for grazing for a number of years, but a glance around the surrounding fields will tell you all you need to know about the soil quality that lies beneath.
Those in the know haven’t been slow to pick up the phone, according to Dan, who says that there have been a number of enquiries, since it went on the market.
“If agricultural land will ever make money, it will make it there, because it has everything going for it,” says Dan.
“It will easily make €12,000 to €15,000 per acre.”
Strong words perhaps, but this is a part of the world that has proven its pulling power in the past.
“This holding would suit a myriad of enterprises,” says Dan, “whether it’s horses, or a garden centre, or an outside farm.”