A lesson in history at this charming schoolhouse

October 8th, 2018 7:51 PM

By Emma Connolly

Throughout, room proportions are very generous and there's an added bonus of a garage on site.

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THERE’S a chance to step back in time with an old schoolhouse which has come on the market near Durrus. 

Dating back to 1780, the property is one of the country’s oldest schoolhouses which has been converted and restored in more recent times to a 3,400sq ft family home with views of Dunmanus Bay. 

It’s on the market with Clonakilty’s Henry O’Leary for €390,000 and he describes it as being filled with ‘history and tradition and exuding a wonderfully relaxed ambience.’

The four-bed house, he says, has been tastefully renovated and has plenty to impress, including its size, character and location. 

As well as large double bedrooms, there are two large reception rooms and a conservatory. Another stand-out feature is a balcony off the master suite. 

Throughout, room proportions are very generous and there’s an added bonus of a garage on site. 

Admittedly, the décor may be a little outdated but this house has all the basics which makes it an ideal ‘doer-upper’ for someone with a little imagination and vision. 

For more contact Henry O’Leary, Clonakilty; tel 023 8835959 or see



Four-bed period house for €390,000.


Durrus village is just over 1km away, Bantry is 11km, Skibbereen is 30km and Cork Airport is 90km away.

Selling points

It’s one of the country’s oldest schoolhouses and has been very tastefully renovated as a family home. 

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