35-acre holding in Dripsey is good quality land in a great location

For sale with Blarney-based auctioneer Dan Fleming, a 35-acre Co Cork holding, at Dripsey, near Coachford, is a moderately-sized farm that should attract a wide level of interest.

“There are 35.5 acres in all there,” says Dan, “and it’s all laid out in grass. It’s a rarity, it’s very unusual for a piece of land to come up in this area.”

If that’s the case, there is sure to be a few interested parties waiting in the wings to purchase this good quality piece of farmland on the outskirts of the village, overlooking the Lee valley.

It would, of course, be a wonderful place to build a home, but such thoughts are definitely for another day.

For now, there is just the land, and according to the selling agents, it is of very good quality.

“It’s an exceptionally fine portion of land, there’s absolutely no waste on it.”

The farm has good road frontage, and is laid out in three divisions.

“It would be suitable for any farming enterprise,” says Dan, who points out that it is difficult to gauge the reaction to the land yet, as it has only recently been put on the market.

There are no entitlements going with the property but it has plenty of what the land market is looking for — good quality land in a very good location.

The N22 main road between Cork and Killarney lies just 2km to the south of here, providing a very important link that gives access to important markets.

Cork city itself is not far either; the city centre is a half-hour drive away (20km), while Macroom is 17km to the west.

Dripsey village has a strong industrial heritage that belies its small size.

It was formerly a centre of paper and wool production, and today it houses the Cork offices of the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as the Cork County Council water treatment plant.

In such an area, where industry and farming have co-existed hand-in-hand for generations, you will find no shortage of progressive farmers.

It would be safe to expect some strong local interest in this piece of ground.

This is land that ticks plenty of boxes, and the price expectation is accordingly above average.

“We think that it will make somewhere between €12,000 and €15,000 an acre,” says Dan.

“There’s no waste, it’s a real gem of a piece of ground.”


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