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Detached cottage has room for improvement

THERE is excellent value to be had down south at Gloun South where Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill are selling a detached cottage on half an acre with planning permission to extend, for in the region of €285,000.

The cottage is at Ballinacarriga, three miles from Dunmanway in West Cork, and one mile from Ballingurteen village.

The period cottage has already been extended by the owners who have also secured planning permission for a two storey addition to the existing three bedroom dwelling.

The facade of the cottage at Gloun South displays a definite sense of fun, but inside renovations have been sensitively carried out to maintain the traditional style with extensive use of wood and stone. Various features include exposed ceiling beams, wood flooring and natural stone wall finish. Rooms include the kitchen/dining room with ceiling beams and tiled floor, living room with timber floor and open fireplace, study, three bedrooms and a bathroom.

There is also a landing area that could be a play or storage area.

While the cottage has no utility, there is a detached stone outhouse that has been wired and that is used as a utility. The site at Gloun South is level, all in grass and bordered by a low cut stone wall to the front.

Meanwhile, according to the selling agents, there are excellent mountain views to the rear in the direction of Bantry. With a guide price below €300,000, there has been strong interest in the cottage from all types of property hunter, according to auctioneer, John Loughnan.

"We have had a lot of viewings already from first time buyers living within striking distance, people looking to downsize, and also people looking for a holiday home in the area," he explained.

Mr Loughnan added that the house is located on a local school bus route, which also makes it suitable as a family home.