Bandon auctioneers Sherry Fitzgerald Brennan Busteed have an interesting 44.6ac residential farm at Clashanimud, Innishannon, Co Cork for sale by private treaty.

A gentle, sloping south-facing farm with exceptional views across the countryside, it’s all in one block. Currently in grass, it’s divided into a number of fields, with an internal farm roadway giving access to the land.

The dwelling house is situated near the roadside and consists of a circa 640 sq ft, one-bed bungalow. Alongside the cottage, there is an old stone two-story outhouse. Its proximity to the house means it could have a future use as a dwelling, if the purchaser so wished.

To the rear of the house is a large detached workshop and to the rear of this are the farm buildings.

Constructed in the 1960s or 1970s, the farmyard is of its time. A three-bay round-roof shed, with a lean-to on both sides, is the largest building present. Attached to the lower end of it is the old cow stall with a separate dairy area.

A large concrete yard and holding pen for cattle are outside. Located above these structures is an upper yard which comprises of three old-style open-air silage slabs and an old dry stock cattle shed, a concrete yard and a cattle crush.

There is also a three-bay cubicle shed in the corner of the yard.

A three-bay round-roof hay shed with a lean-to on either side is the yard’s main building.

Although dated, the facilities in the yard could lend themselves to any farmer looking to get up and running straightaway.

Located 8km from Bandon and 5km from Crossbarry, the farm is a short distance off the R589 between the two.

Reporting good interest to date, auctioneer, David Busteed says: “This is an excellent opportunity for anyone seeking a residential farm holding all in one block, complete with old-style farm out-buildings. The fact it has all the services connected is an advantage too.”

He’s looking for offers in excess of €890,000, which puts it at around €20,000/ac. Land in the Bandon area has hit that price in recent years. In this intensively farmed part of west Cork, dairy farmers are anxious to insulate themselves against any impact changes to the nitrates derogation may have, so a farm like this could prove very tempting.