€4,800/acre guide price for 26 Bantry acres

Irish Examiner - Farming - - PROPERTY - Conor Power

A 26-acre par­cel of land in West Cork near the vil­lage of Kealkil should pro­vide some temp­ta­tion for one of the many who dream of cer­tain kinds of projects in this scenic part of the world.

The land in ques­tion isn’t go­ing to make a top-class dairy farm just yet, but will be of in­ter­est to some­one look­ing to build a home and have some acres to de­velop an eques­trian cen­tre or a hobby farm of some sort. Ac­cord­ing to sell­ing agent De­nis Har­ring­ton of Har­ring­ton Es­tates in Bantry, the land is of mixed qual­ity.

It’s only a cou­ple of kilo­me­tres from the small vil­lage of Kealkil (fa­mous for its stand­ing stones), about 9km north-east of Bantry.

The non-res­i­den­tial hold­ing has good road frontage onto a mi­nor pub­lic road that con­nects Kealkil with the Mealagh Val­ley. The road dis­sects the prop­erty into two dis­tinct parts, as De­nis ex­plains: “The ground on the west side of the road would be ideal for some- one look­ing to build their own home, with an eye to us­ing that bet­ter part of the ground. The rougher ground is on the eastern side of the road. “It’s very con­ve­nient to Bantry and to Kealkil and for peo­ple look­ing for small farm projects, it’s re­ally ideal, for some­one who would be think­ing per­haps of hav­ing a home and build­ing sta­bles or some other small farm­ing ven­ture.” The land here has plenty of po­ten­tial for a hobby farmer or part-time farmer who would be pre­pared to put the work in over a num­ber of years to im­prove it. There are lovely views look­ing out to­wards Bantry Bay, ac­cord­ing to De­nis, who quotes a guide price of €120,000-130,000.

Some of the land for sale in West Cork at Cap­panaboul, Kealkil, with views of Bantry Bay.

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