Situated just 1.5km from the Co Cork village of Riverstick in the townland of Coolkirky, a 26.5-acre piece of farmland is for sale with Ballinhassig-based auctioneer Christy Buckley.
For a small non-residential holding such as this one, location becomes acutely important in the business of finding who will buy it and for how much.
During the slightly more bullish times of about two years ago, this size of pasture land holding was the one that was most likely to set records.
The extent and price meant that it was within reach of a broad sweep of potentially interested parties, when gearing up and maximising one’s holding was what it was all about as the great new open dairy market loomed.
Moreover, good location and access gave it even greater appeal — and this property could hardly be better located.
It enjoys good roadside access, being situated right on the Cork-Kinsale road.
It is not far from either: Cork city centre lies 17km to the north, while Kinsale is 10km to the south.
For a small enterprise, such as horticulture, for example, this brings all the right kinds of advantages, with access to markets made very easy. Cork International Airport is also close by (only 10km) and the port at Ringaskiddy is less than 20km to the east.
The nearest village is named after the River Stick that flows through it.
It’s one of the villages that have become almost perfect satellite settlements.
The combination of peaceful country living and access to facilities of the larger towns has made it a popular place in recent years.
The land itself is described as being of good quality, “level roadside land… needing a bit of attention.” It is laid out in a number of clearly-defined and easily worked divisions.
As for the price, the expectation is in the region of €13,000/acre.
Bullish it may be, but it’s all about the location, location, location.
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