A 105ac farm with two houses is on the market at Ballymakeera in Co Cork and, according to the auctioneers, it is attracting plenty of interest.

It’s being sold by Hodnett Forde Property Services by private treaty. It’s an executor sale and the guide price is €950,000-€1m.


Ballymakeera is on the N22 linking Cork city to Killarney. The farm is located at Knockanure, about 2km outside the village on the local road L3409. That puts it 14km from Macroom, 33km from Killarney and about 50km from Cork city. The farm is 500m from the new Macroom to Killarney bypass.

The farmhouse has four bedrooms and is 1,856sq ft in size.

This is a grassland area with plenty of elevated free-draining land. The farm for sale is mostly good land in good condition. A portion would benefit from improvement work. The farm has some 800m of road frontage on the L3409 and on a side road coming off it.

Farmyward layout and housing

The farmhouse and yard are together and set back a short distance from the public road, up a private lane.

The farmyard has two slatted sheds. These date back to the 1980s but have been well maintained and are in good working condition.

The farmhouse is in good condition.

The yard also has a number of other cattle sheds, haysheds and an open-fronted machinery shed. There is a cattle crush with handling pens and a large open yard area.


The property includes the main four-bedroom farmhouse and a smaller house nearby, in the yard.

The kitchen of the farmhouse.

The farmhouse is in good condition. It has oil-fired central heating and double-glazed windows and doors. It is family sized at 1,856sq ft. Downstairs there are kitchen, living room, sitting room and one bedroom. Upstairs are the other three bedrooms and bathroom. The auctioneer says it merely needs redecoration.

Second residence

The second house is 401sq ft in area. It has kitchen, living room and a bedroom. It is in good condition.

The farm comes with entitlements to EU Basic Payment with a current value of €15,162. The farm is being offered for sale in lots and each lot will come with entitlements as specified below.

  • Lot A is 22.68ac with the farmhouse and yard. This comes with entitlements with a current value of €3,323.
  • Lot B is 14.54ac and this has entitlements of €2,247.
  • Lot C is 18.78ac and has entitlements of €2,786.
  • Lot D is 22.24ac and has entitlements of €3,183.
  • Lot E is 24.3ac and has entitlements of €3,366.
  • Lot F is 2.2ac and has entitlements of €357.