A BEAUTIFULLY-presented traditional-style residence, which has been extensively refurbished and sits on 1.4 acres of secluded gardens near Glengarriff, is on the market for €525,000.
The three-bed, three-bath home, at Derreenathirigy, has some lovely features including a very large garden pond, two smart stone patio areas split between two levels and a balcony off the first floor, with room for seating.
The extra features are designed to make full use of the location and its views of the lush countryside – all just a stone’s throw from Bantry Bay’s edge.
Accommodation comprises a 10ft by 22ft tiled floor kitchen, with a wooden floor, wooden beamed ceiling, and an electric hob. There is a ground floor shower room and a bedroom, which also has a tiled floor and wooden beamed ceiling.
The property is essentially two stone-cut buildings, in a right-angled ‘z’ shape, linked by the corridor-style sunroom.
This ground floor sunroom is adjacent to the lounge, which in turn has a wood burning stove, in a large fireplace inset.
There is also a large and impressive dining room, and a stairs to the main bedroom which boasts an ensuite bathroom.
There is a second lounge on the first floor, which could be converted to a den, TV room or another bedroom.
Another bedroom has stone steps leading down to the rear garden and it is also ensuite.
The exterior of the house is distinctive cut stone, which is that comforting combination of attractive and low maintenance.
The house is about 1.5km from the harbour and village, which is one of the prettiest in West Cork, on the edge of an area of conservation and the border to the equally stunnning south Kerry region.The home has a BER of E1.
The agent is John O’Neill of REA Celtic Properties in Bantry (027) 52290 and also see www.reacelticproperties.ie