Trading Up: Rathbarry, West Cork - €250,000

SET off a little travelled series of backroads and junction known as Hayes Cross, just south of the main N71 between Clonakilty and Rosscarbery, Blue Crow House is a traditional, stone-built two-storey farmhouse, which has been home to artists from Holland who came here almost 20 years ago.

  • Size: 119 sq m (1,280 sq ft)
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • BER: D1

The sale — via agent Martin Kelleher in nearby Clon who guides at €250,000-plus — includes out buildings, workspace, a portacabin, store and a hay barn, plus field, and has two, verdant tree-lined quaint entrance avenues.

The house itself was renovated with partial underfloor oil heating (and featuring 27 paint shades), with requisite creatures comforts across its c 1,280 sq ft, with one of the two first floor bedrooms accessing an adjoining bathroom as a part-en suite.

Most of the ground floor is open plan, with modern kitchen and antique style wood-burning stove, plus there’s a slender section at ground used as a office/studio and overhead the same narrow space could be a dressing room.

Blue Crow is attached to another, long-unlived in farmhouse in separate ownership, and also separately owned and unused for many years are a long row of sheds/farm building forming another part of this tranquil courtyard setting.

VERDICT: While it feels a world apart, it has CAT 5 ethernet cabling, wi-fi, heating and lots of lifestyle options, all a few miles from top beaches and walks.

© Irish Examiner Ltd. All rights reserved

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Trading up: Blackrock Road, Cork City - €410,000

House of the Week: Parsons House, Churchtown

WATCH: A fashionable home on Cork's Model Farm Road

Graceful living on Great Island


Breaking Stories

Gardaí appeal for information on missing 17-year-old girl

Gardaí investigating charity shop burglary in Longford

No winner of tonight's Lotto jackpot worth €8.8m

Three charged following €400,000 drug seizure

Lifestyle

GameTech: Uncharted territory looks very familiar

Detroit's racist themes are sadly relevant to this day

#Hashtag10: Important Irish hashtags of the last 10 years

Friendship is taken as read when you're part of a book club

More From The Irish Examiner