Trading up: Brinny, Co Cork; €125,000

Potential is what is being offered at this roadside Brinny property, stretching out along the back road from Innishannon to Bandon, 20 minutes west of Cork city.

Estate agent David Busteed of Sherry FitzGerald Brennan Busteed is selling what he modestly terms a roadside holding, with lots of road frontage, near Brinny Church, about four miles from each of those larger communities. Nearby too is Schering Plough, a considerable healthcare employer in the region.

For those into old farm buildings, there’s loads to plough cash into here, in what’s effectively an old farm yard, with a main, old stone building over 80’ in length by the road, part of an L-shaped cluster.

Some of the buildings are two-storey/lofted, with a mix of corrugated and slate rooms.

In the right hands, and subject to planning, it could make a distinctive residential spread, or have some commercial/storage use, or a mix of both.

Some sheds are good right now as a lock-up, and other are in need of upgrades.

“There’s 150 metres of road frontage, and good, fertile land; overall it’s a very interesting road-side holding,” says the Sherry FitzGerald Brennan Busteed agent, whose Bandon-based firm celebrates its 10th anniversary this month. He guides this gift, on three acres, at €125,000.

VERDICT: Shed your possessions for the chance of a home on the Brinny range.


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