Idyllic farm enhanced by stunning valley location

High above the Lee Valley and with views over the rolling countryside of mid-Cork, this dotey little farm at Curraleigh, Inniscarra, hits the market this week with Joe McCarthy of Irish and European.

South-facing and in an ideal commuter belt location, the residential holding comprises 15.5 acres and is perfectly placed for a hobby farm buy.

With a classic, three-bed bungalow at its centre, and a number of good sheds close by, this farm is ideal for horses or pedigree stock.

And it could nicely circumvent planning policy for outside buyers, who may wish to trade in the existing property for a more substantial, energy efficient building.

As it stands, the farm’s three-bedroomed bungalow is sound, says Joe McCarthy, but will need total overhaul and that may suffice for some buyers, with perhaps, an extension.

The property is guided in the region of €450,000 for openers, and with the farmland being the only area of the property market that is bullish at the moment, this holding could well yet be bought as a straightforward land sale.

Worth noting is the fact that this stunning property can’t be sold in lots as there is a single laneway access to the farm and land only, and the area has a surrounding belt of one-off houses, which will add to the attraction for residential buyers.

Excellently located close to Canon’s Cross, at Inniscarra and within a short commute of the western side of Cork city, the property is for sale by private treaty.

Neighbouring sale

Near the city at Cloghroe, a 14.5 acre holding close to the village, but unzoned, is on offer at €275,000 through Harkin and Associates.

For sale in one block and laid out in three fields, the land is south-facing and heavy at the access point, which is to the main Cork/ Cloghroe/ Berrings road.


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