Trading up: Church Cross, Skibbereen, €350,000

A classic west Cork farmhouse cluster of outbuildings and yard comes with the simply updated, but stripped back, ‘cottage’ at Kilkilleen, near Church Cross.

Size: 110sq m (1,200sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 1 

Bedrooms: 3 

BER: E2

Set in a coastal section between Skibbereen and Ballydehob, this c 1,200 sq ft three bed comes with smart, pared back contemporary interiors and high, vaulted ceilings, on 2.5 acres of scenic countryside overlooking the glories of Roaringwater Bay to the west, with Jeremy Irons Kilcoe castle away to the south.

New owners of this Kilkilleen property can make it their castle and fortification too, as it’s quite a lifestyle purchase for full or part-time living given the couple of acres and ‘sheds’ it comes with.

Skibbereen estate agent Pat Maguire guides at €350,000, and says: “The residence is finished to the highest standards, whilst the outbuildings offer enormous further potential.”

Internally its main living areas have tiled/slate floors, the kitchen’s bespoke, with ocean views from the kitchen/diner; walls are white, ceilings are pitched, there’s one ground floor bedroom and two attic or dormer bedrooms are overhead with Veluxes, as is the main bathroom.

The sitting room has a stove, and central heating is via solid fuel.

VERDICT: Get up that yard


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