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Black Head, Old Head Peninsula, Kinsale, Cork

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44 Acres with water frontage in a spectacular setting, on a famous headland which is steeped in history.

This waterfront property is a once in a lifetime opportunity, it is located in a spectacular setting, on a famous headland which is steeped in history. The 44 acre farm is currently laid out in permanent pasture, 30 acres is easily worked grassland but it would be suitable for any crop. Positioned on the sheltered side of the Old Head of Kinsale peninsula, Black Head is the most easterly point of this 44 acre farm.

The Old Head has its Golf Course but Black Head has its own treasure, if you dig a little into the history of the area you will discover The Wall, it is what links the farm to Black Head point (it is all part of the farm being sold). Nobody seems to know who built it but the general consensus is that it predates the Old Head Light House.

The bottom of the wall is beautifully arched but the wall itself is only about a foot and a half wide with a sheer drop on each side, it is said locally that there was a pair of walls which supported a drawbridge allowing access to Black Head for the purpose of creating a warning signal for merchant ships on their way to Kinsale harbour in poor weather conditions. Monks living locally at the time are credited with providing this valuable service around the 1600’s.

This farm has public road frontage along its western boundary and there is water frontage all along the eastern boundary, the easiest access to Bullen’s Bay is at the bottom left corner of the farm. If you are looking to expand your current property or just want to acquire some land which is just a little over a golfers drive from one of the most prestigious golf courses on the planet, you won’t be disappointed with Black Head.

Along with being spectacular the location is also very convenient, it is approx. halfway along the Old Head of Kinsale loop walk, 12km from Kinsale town and only 33km from Cork airport.

Henry O'Leary Auctioneers and Real Estate Agents

1 Lamb Street, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Tel: 023 8835959

PSRA Licence No.  001367

Henry O'Leary Tel: +353 238835959