Clonakilty townhouse has the right moves

THOSE coming to view this smart, Shannonvale mid-terraced townhouse are getting a particular and pleasant kick out of it - and, not just because its vendor is a martial arts buff with his own gym or training dojo across the road.

Shannonvale, Clonakilty - €195,000

Size: 1,050 sq ft

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2


Just up for sale in the past week, this is a restored and upgraded period terraced home in the picturesque hamlet a couple of miles inland of Clonakilty, and it’s guided at €195,000 by Andy Donoghue of Hodnett Forde auctioneers in Clon.

He praises the condition and presentation and handiwork, utilising natural materials, like brick, exposed stone wall and arch, carved timbers and rough whitewashed plasterwork which still manages to seem modern, rather than pastiche.

Full of character, and comfortable, it has a ground floor sitting room with stove, slender dining room with front garden access, front porch and rear kitchen with granite topped units, plus sun room addition to the back, with Veluxes in the roof.

There’s off-street parking by this rear access/yard section with views beyond of the more distant Shannonvale very distinctive, Dutch-roof topped tall mill building.

Overhead in this more modest sized private home are three bedrooms, with one en suite to the back and main bathroom with bath and shower, all to a good standard of finish and decor, plus it has mains services, oil heating, a decent C2 BER and broadband.

There’s more, though: just across the public road and up a few stone steps are a leafy and colourfully planted and seated sun terrace, as well as a collection of outbuildings around the old-fashioned garden, which includes a large, well-finished and lofted gym room used for teaching TaeKwonDo, a workshop and assorted store rooms.

VERDICT: Packs quite the punch, and won’t be standing still in the market for very long.


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