Kenmare farm to test New Year market

IT used to have some of the most desirable real estate in the country, but Kenmare has also been hit by the downturn.

The decision to auction off a number of holiday homes in the Kerry town last month drew flak for its potential to depress property prices in the region. As it happened, there was a huge response to the sale, and all of the units were sold within days.

In the dying weeks of the year, Tom Spillane now offers a 52-acre farm at Templenoe, Kenmare, just five miles from the town.

In a very picturesque setting on Kenmare Bay, the property is a grazing farm which may also be suitable for forestry, says Spillane.

In two blocks, the land is bisected by a public road, and comes with plenty of road frontage, he says. In an elevated position, it doesn’t have sea views, but it does have a number of derelict out-offices, including an old cottage, which could be used to secure planning for refurbishment or a replacement dwelling, subject to local clauses.

The agent is looking for offers in the region of €180,000 for this private treaty sale.


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