If you ever wanted to keep one foot in the city and another in the country then Sheila O’Flynn, managing director of the Cork office of Sherry Fitzgerald may have the property for you.

A 48.4ac residential farm at Ballyorban, Monkstown, has land either side of the Cork city and county boundary.

Alongside quality farmland, this offering has a four-bedroom bungalow with a garden.

It can be sold in two lots if the market so desires and so is sure to appeal to a range of potential buyers.

Lot 1 consists of approximately 48.4ac with or without yard, while lot 2 comprises of the detached bungalow with or without yard.

Available in one or two lots, buyers have the choice of keeping the sheds with the land or house.

Layout and access

Access to the house and lands from the public is by a shared right of way with a neighbouring property.

All in one block, the land itself is top quality and is currently split between permanent pasture and stubble.

The 48.4ac residential farm is located at Ballyorban, Monkstown, Co Cork.

The tilled area is in two large fields while the grass land is laid out in six field with clearly defined boundaries made up of a combination of mature trees and hedgerows.

There is a good water supply to the land via a pipe from the farmyard.


The house set back from the Ballyorban Road and is 1,200sq ft in size.

The residence is a four-bedroom bungalow.

It has oil-fired central heating and contains an entrance hall, living room, sitting room, kitchen/dining area, bathroom and four bedrooms. This house is in good condition and ready to move into. With some investment, the purchaser could easily put their own stamp on this home.

The farm is located at Ballyorban, Monkstown, Co Cork.


The yard itself is situated to the rear of the dwelling and has a collection of derelict farmyard buildings. The walls appear sound but there are no roofs so they require complete renovation.

Access to the farm and sheds is via a shared right of way off the public road.

Their presence may be useful in a future planning application.

Sheila O’Flynn said: “First option on purchasing the house will go to the purchasers of the land in its entirety but if someone was interested in just the land and would let the house and a couple of acres go, then we’re happy to keep the bungalow and sell that separately if needs be.”

She added: “The land is a very open piece of ground and it has a very sunny southerly aspect.”

Unique Cork location

Centrally located in the area south of Cork city, this property is in easy reach of the commuter towns of Carrigaline, Douglas, Monkstown and Passage West, all of which are within 5km. Indeed Cork city centre is only 9km away and if you get the urge to go further afield, the ferry terminal at Ringaskiddy is a mere 10-minute drive away.

The top-quality land is divided between tillage and grass land.

It’s worth noting that the local authority for the area is Cork County Council and its development plan considers this holding as a green space. So, despite its relative proximity to Cork city, it’s highly unlikely for this land to be considered for housing development certainly in the near future.

The guide price of €1.2m equates to €24,800/ac which can be considered rare in an overall agricultural context, but this is very much in keeping with prices for land that has sold in the vicinity in recent years.

Agriculture south of Cork city is dominated by dairy and tillage and buyers from both sectors are sure to be in the mix. Their presence is also likely to interest investors who may be keen on strong rental returns so they shouldn’t be ruled out either, especially with the option to rent out the house in future too.

Unsurprisingly, there has been extremely strong interest in this farm and it is currently under offer.