Tullylease farm for €10k per acre

This 37-acre farm is at Knockearagh, Tullylease.

The autumn selling season hasn’t seen any significant break in sales — in fact, high prices have stimulated a steady trickle of properties onto the market.

A case in point is this 37-acre piece of g round at Knockearagh, Tullylease, Co Cork, which is on the market following other successful sales in the area. And the agent — for what he describes as a particularly nice piece of ground — is Dan Fleming.

“It’s nicely level, like a kitchen garden, and it has mains water and electricity as well as a range of useful buildings,” says Mr Fleming.

The farm is too far away for its present owner, a Kerry-man, he adds, and would be ideal for a local farmer. The farm is under grass at the moment, but it has good red soil, he says, and would be suitable for tillage too. It’s good all-round arable land, he concludes.

The guide price is in the region of €10,000 per acre, and offers are up to €300,000 at the minute, so Fleming expects a conclusion shortly.

¦ The same agent is selling a 60-acre parcel of ground at Greenane, Kanturk, Co Cork, on the outskirts of the town. The land, purchased as a development play, has not been properly farmed for some time.

“What’s good is very, very good, and what’s bad is neglected completely,” he says. “It’s great value for any would-be purchaser and while it needs attention, it’s a fantastic opportunity for a competent farmer.”

He’s seeking offers in the region of half a million euro for the 60-acre holding, and says that it’s a good buy, not only because it will offer an agricultural return, but down the line, would have site or other development value too, the agent suggests.

He’s prepared to sell in one or two lots, because access is via two laneways. All mains services are available nearby.

¦ Finally, a 108-acre farm at Lombardstown, Co Cork is making good progress in the market, and has reached offers of €1.1m so far, says Mr Fleming, with very active bidding.

It’s expected the farm may make over €1.3m, he says, noting that there’s almost €100,000 worth of new buildings on the land, and it’s ideal as a dairy set-up.


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