TRADING UP: Skibbereen, Co Cork - €225,000

SET out off north of the Baltimore route, by Skibbereen Golf Club and a five minute spin by car at a spot called Licknavar, is this extended bungalow, up for sale with a €225,000 AMV.

Size: 226 sq m (2,435sq ft)

Bathrooms: 4

Bedrooms: 3/5


Selling agent John Hodnett of Hodnett Forde says the location is excellent, with as-easy access to the coastline and beaches as to the town itself.

And, thanks to attic level conversions and a rear wing extension it now has over 2,400 sq ft in all, with up to five bedrooms, three of which are at ground level and two more overhead with Veluxes, while each level has one of its bedrooms en suite.

It has a kitchen/diner, sitting room and conservatory on one gable end, and the rear add-on has multi-purpose rooms on two levels, suitable as self-contained accommodation, storage, etc.

Overall condition is very good, says John Hodnett and the grounds set off a gentle bend in the road out towards Bunlick are mature, with sheds, play area and have a huge expanse of decking to the rear.

VERDICT: A lot of house and storage options for the price of a traditional West Cork cottage, within a short spin or cycle of Skibbereen and all of its services.


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