Trading up: Rosscarbery, West Cork €280,000

This is an elegant yet compact West Cork bolt-hole.

Size: 118sq m (1,220sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 4 

BER: D1

HAVING sold a 0.8 acre site with outline planning for one home just prior to Christmas at Rosscarbery’s Burgatia Road overlooking the lagoon for €230,000 (far in excess of expectations) West Cork agents Hodnett Forde now have a house nearby, full of old fashioned charm and character and with some deft updated decorative touches, for €280,000.

Listed just as spring has sprung, and with some early season heat in the past week, is Bay Cottage, a stone-built semi-detached cottage on the Mill Road, a walk to the village and 15 minutes on foot to the Warren Strand.

Set at a slight angle to the Mill Road and Burgatia road, and set back a tad from the junction, there are views to the water at the lagoon and its niche water sports activity centre, with hired small craft available for all the family.

Estate agent Andy Donoghue of Hodnett Forde describes Bay Cottage as a bespoke and an idyllic hideaway. 

While it has four bedrooms (one at ground, three above) and 1,200 sq ft, it’s possibly best suited as a lock up and leave holiday/second home, retirement property rather than an option for a young family looking for a full-time home. 

It’s been imaginatively re-worked, with quality interiors and has outdoor dining options and rear garden access points over two levels.

VERDICT: An elegant yet compact West Cork bolt-hole.

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