Traditional renovated west Cork cottage backed by attractive veranda

ALTHOUGH its name now means my home in Aborigine, Wahroonga at Bridgetown in Skibbereen is still a very traditional west Cork cottage.

Renovated and renamed in the last three or four years by currents owners, it does have a newly added non-traditional feature, an attractive decked veranda at the rear.

Inside the single storey property has been nicely upgraded and includes a small tiled kitchen with country-style units and a Belfast sink, as well as two oak-floored living rooms with fireplaces.

There’s also a tiled utility room, a bathroom and two good-sized bedrooms with timber flooring. The property is on a site of a third of an acre and has a detached stone built garage. To the front it’s set back from the road by gardens with hedging and to the rear it has a large lawned area enclosed by hedging and mature trees. A green-fingered buyer would have ample space to put in a vegetable garden or a polytunnel.

Although the cottage has views of green fields and seems very rural, it is located within a five minute walk of the Skibbereen town centre. Selling agents Charles McCarthy are seeking offers of in excess of €185,000. They say it’s in excellent repair and the privacy and proximity to town are key selling points.

Verdict: An attractive well cared for cottage which will appeal to a buyer looking for a traditional property with a large garden.


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