Coastal bolthole for all creatures great and small

June 15th, 2017 5:10 PM

By Southern Star Team

Above: Nutmeg Cottage's rustic styled kitchen with exposed stone island and attractive granite worktop is in harmony with its rural surrounds.

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Nutmeg Cottage is described as a ‘lifestyle’ property because of its extensive outbuilding accommodation, and is on the market for €275,000. 


JUST like its name suggests, this coastal, three bed property is warm and welcoming. 

Nutmeg Cottage is described as a ‘lifestyle’ property because of its extensive outbuilding accommodation, and is on the market for €275,000. 

Tucked away along a charming and quiet country road, the farmhouse is still centrally located with essential services like schools and supermarkets, along with breathtaking beauty spots, within a stone’s throw.

Just walking distance away is Lislevane village in the tightly knit community of Barryroe, it’s two miles from the sandy Dunworley Beach, three miles to Timoleague, four miles to  pretty Courtmacsherry village, eight miles to Clonakilty and one hour to Cork city.

On an elevated 1.25 acres with incredible sea views, the house has been upgraded over the years and extends to c 1,230 sq foot.

A bright and spacious kitchen with an exposed stone island works in harmony with the rustic surrounds and is a highlight of the property where its sea views can be enjoyed to their full. 

New owners will have sight of three different bays including the lighthouse at The Old Head of Kinsale.

A sizeable utility room and three generously sized bedrooms (one en suite) ,along with a generous bathroom with cast iron bath are other draws. 

But it’s outside where Nutmeg Cottage’s real attractions and opportunities lie.

On the west side of the property there is a walled in dog/cattle run which offers myriad potential uses. To the rear of the house there is an enclosed, sheltered, west-acing patio that captures the evening sun.  And to the rear of this, there is a large paddock presently fenced for horses.

A separate stable block (measuring 7m x 7.5m) has its own water supply.

 In one section there is a tack room/hay shed/grooming parlour adjacent with bath and washing machine. 

The other stable section is suitable for two to three horses.

There is also a polytunnel structure near the stables.

A substantial garage, which is large enough for a car, completes the outdoor line up. 

Lovers of the great outdoors will be in heaven with some of West Cork’s finest beaches on the doorstep, including Broad Strand, Blind Strand and Courtmacsherry, the Seven Heads Walks, Argideen River (known for salmon and trout fishing), as well as horse riding stables and a sailing and dinghy school.

The area boasts a nearby primary school, while a regular bus service links secondary schools in Clonakilty or Bandon. 

Agent Martin Kelleher in Clonakilty is dealing with the sale, at 023-8859111 or on

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