A circa 91.6ac residential farm on the outskirts of Bandon has recently come to the market and is sure to be a good test of the land market in west Cork. The land at Glenbrook, Callatrim is just 4km from the centre of Bandon and is listed with Clonakilty based Hodnett Forde, Property Services.

For sale by private treaty, this farm that is all in one block is located in an area with an abundance of agricultural activity.

Suitable for any type of farming enterprise, it’s currently all in pasture and is divided into 11 fields ranging in size from three to 17ac. With a push for planting trees on farms at present through environmental schemes, you could almost say this farm is ahead of the pack with large established hedgerows that include an abundance of mature deciduous trees.

The house and yard are at the northern end of the property and are roughly 1km from the Bandon River.

There are a range of stone buildings in the yard which offer potential in their own right.

Private setting

There’s generous road frontage but the house is in a private setting and is accessed via a 300metre laneway. A substantial building, the two-storey farmhouse, enjoys views of the surrounding countryside but requires restoration and modernisation.

With six bedrooms, it’s a significant structure in its own right and the ground floor comprises of a pair of sitting rooms, living room, kitchen, dining room, porch and two stores. The bedrooms and family bathroom are upstairs.

The land is all in one block and the fields are surrounded by mature trees and hedgerows.

The land is south facing and is on elevated ground a short distance from the Bandon River.

An eye catching 50metre long lofted stone building to the rear of the house dominates the yard and is a throwback to the farm’s past. Behind that is a selection of farm buildings that are in need of modernisation. These include a four-bay round-roof shed with lean-to cubicles, a silage slab, another repair of lean-tos and an open slurry pit. There are a number of other similar structures that have become overgrown but may lend themselves useful again, following a quick fix. In another hint to the area’s past, the ruins of a Flax Mill are located adjacent to the stream on the southwestern boundary.

There’s a guide of €17,000/ac but it’s worth noting that the market has delivered prices in excess of this for similar farms in the locality.