A 90ac former dairy farm, with farmyard and a modern house, is for sale in Co Cork. The farm is at Knockglass, Coachford. It’s for sale by private treaty from Daniel Fleming Auctioneers based in Blarney. The current owner is Paddy O’Sullivan, well known in farming circles but also well known from his long involvement in the Ploughing, tug of war and GAA. He is selling as he has retired.
Knockglass is outside Rusheen village, where there is a school and a church, and 8km from Macroom. That puts it 36km from the centre of Cork city and 50km from Killarney.
A lot of the land in this area is elevated and good all-round quality. The farm for sale is divided by a local road – a cul de sac – and so has road frontage. The farm is laid out in five main divisions and, auctioneer Daniel Fleming says, has the good red and brown soil of this area.
The holding includes five acres of Sitka spruce forestry which is approximately 14 years old. The property comes with entitlements to EU direct payments worth approximately €8,000 per anum. A number of years of forestry premiums also remain to be claimed.
The farmyard consists of the former milking parlour, a large slatted cattle unit, a modern lofted shed, a walled silage pit, a cattle crush and open concrete yard areas.
The house is two-storey and has four bedrooms. It was built in the early 1990s and is spacious at over 140sq m (1,500sq ft). It is in good condition but is now in need of some modernisation.
Downstairs is the sitting room (3.66m × 3.44m) with a fireplace; a living and dining area (6.71m × 3.66m) with a solid-fuel stove; kitchen (6.07m × 6.10m) with a Stanley stove; a utility room (2.74m × 1.83m) with tiled floor, worktops and plumbing for a washing machine.
Upstairs has the four bedrooms and bathroom with electric shower cubicle. There is oil-fired central heating, double glazing with PVC windows and – outside – a bored well. The house has a D2 BER.