Hodnett Forde Property Services, Clonakilty gets 2024 underway by bringing a substantial residential farm at Coolcullitha, Innishannon, Co Cork to the market.For sale by private treaty, it is located approximately 4km north of Innishannon village, and the property is a few hundred metres away from the N71 road that leads from the city to west Cork.

Extending to circa 68.7ac of top quality, level land that is laid out in one block, this farm is currently all in grass. Laid out in 17 fields that are all surrounded by mature trees and hedgerows, it operated as a dairy farm in the past and an old six-unit parlour is located in one of the stone buildings. An executor sale, it is available in its entirety as Lot A or in three lots.

Lot B is on the western side of the property and comprises of 41ac. This land is laid out in nine separate divisions that range in size from two to six acres.

On the eastern side of the holding, the yard and 24.5 acres are included in Lot C. Comprising of a three-bay round roof hay shed with a lean-to on either side, a three-bay slatted shed, a pair of silage slabs and a large open slurry pit, the yard is located near the roadside and a short distance from the house. A modern farm in its day, it requires a bit of a clean-up but is very functional at the same time. The presence of two forms of slurry storage could add extra appeal here. There is also another three-bay round roof hay shed that is located close to the entrance away from the main yard.

The residential farm at C oolcullitha, Innishannon is in close proximity to the N71 road.

Close to the roadside, the house is a two-story stone-built structure and is offered as Lot D alongside nearby stone buildings and 3.25ac.

A design reminiscent of many farms in the region that were built in the early 1900s, the dwelling has a large dining room and living room downstairs. An extension to the rear was added over time and the kitchen, hallway and store are found here. Moving upstairs, there is a bathroom and three bedrooms.

An extension with kitchen and store room were previously added onto the house.


The residence hasn’t been lived in for six years and it should qualify for the Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant.

To the rear of the house is a pair of long stone buildings, some of which have been used for stables.

This lot has a guide here of between €275,000 to €300,000 and its proximity to Bandon and Cork city is likely to come into play.

This property has top quality land in a busy farming area, served with a super road network so it’s no wonder auctioneer Ernest Forde reported strong interest in this farm before it was listed.

A number of similar size properties have come on the market in recent years and rarely, if ever, have they sold for less than €15,000/ac. A figure between that and €20,000/ac is what this residential farm is expected to make.