Just east of Kilworth, Co Cork, in the townland of Ballinaparka, a 32-acre residential holding is for sale with Barry Auctioneers of Cork City.
This is an executor’s sale, according to the agents, involving a roadside holding that holds plenty of potential in this area that is so rich in agricultural heritage.
The surrounding farms are a mixture of dairying, tillage and equestrian interests.
The farm is being offered in two lots.
Lot 1 consists of the house on one acre, and Lot 2 consists of the remaining 31 acres of land.
The residence in question is a 3-bedroom split-level bungalow with a garage underneath.
It’s described by selling agent Kevin O’Sullivan as being a bit dated and need of some upgrading.
But, like the land on offer, it has a lot of potential to be brought up in value by the next owner. The residence includes a small rehabilitation swimming pool, gardens, and an orchard.
The land, includes about one acre of light forestry.
The bulk of it has been farmed on a horticultural basis in the past but has been unused for a number of years.
It well fenced, according to the agents, and laid out in two divisions.
“The land would be fairly reasonable tillage land,” says Kevin.
“It was tilled horticulturally by a nephew of the previous owner.”
The property is only just on the market, but it looks like one that won’t be around for too long.
The asking price is €400,000 (€9,500/acre), a very reasonable pitch, which takes into account the effort required to bring the land and the residence back to its best.
There are, however, plenty of active farmers in the locality that will always be in need of additional acreage, and there are plenty people working in nearby towns such as Fermoy or even Cork City who are in need of a residence.
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