‘The Model Farm’ on the market

Every now and again, a landmark farm with a reputation that spreads nationwide comes on the market.

Such a holding is newly listed with Keane Mahony Smith. The property is located in the townland of Ballydoyle, Castletownroche in north Cork, equidistant (about 18km) from Fermoy, Mitchelstown and Mallow.

According to selling agent Anthony O’Regan, this farm in the heart of the Golden Vale was known nationwide as “The Model Farm”, such was its renown as a dairy farm.

The 115-acre property is laid out in one block of well-tended top-quality land.

The residence and yard are approached by a tarmacadamdrive and the lands are laid out in good sized paddocks which are well fenced with a plentiful water supply and an excellent internal roads network.

“One of the nice features of this property is that it is like a walled-in estate. It’s surrounded by a wall, with the river on one side.”

The current owner has switched from dairying to beef farming but, the agent points out, it can be switched back to dairying at little expense.

“Someone could go back to dairying within a week,” says Anthony. “The milking parlour is still in situ, together with automatic feeders and a 4½-tonne feed bin.”

A lot of money was invested by the current owner in bringing both the farm and the residence up to a very high level of quality and the house – which looks deceptively normal from the outside – is a very fine 4-bedroom traditional-style residence, featuring high-standard fittings and décor throughout.

All in all, an exceptional property with an exceptional price expectation in the region of €3 million.


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