ITS name in English means ‘near the beach’ and that’s a bit of a misnomer, because Cois Trá is actually near two beaches – Long Strand and Red Strand.
The converted farmhouse was lovingly restored in 1997 and is now a large family home on a generous site. It is currently guiding €395,000.
The four-bedroomed house, at Donour West in Castlefreke, is a ten-minute drive from Clonakilty and just an hour from the city. It is close to an area known locally as Fisher’s Cross and close to award-winning Ardfield village.
The porch of the home opens into a large kitchen/diner with a Stanley range. At the other end of the room there is an open fireplace and the room is tiled throughout. There are exposed stone walls and wooden kitchen cabinets and features. The room spans the length of the building, and to the rear of this is a hallway with cloakroom and utility room.
There is also an office at the rear and a large sitting room with wooden floors, an open fire, and windows on either side.
Upstairs are the four bedrooms, with two at the front, and a large family bathroom in between.
To the rear of the upstairs section, is a large hallway off which are the remaining two bedrooms. There is an additional bathroom which has double access – either from the main hallway or as an ensuite into the bedroom.
There are also two storage areas off the upper hallway. The home has mains water, private drainage, broadband and oil fired central heating.
Outside, there is a lovely patio area to the rear, and there is also a 1,000sq ft workshop with its own services, off the main driveway.
The agent for the sale is Hodnett Forde, Emmet Square, Clonakilty, (023) 8833367 or see hodnettforde.com.