Cottage has added appeal

TWO famous neighbours, a pre-Famine cottage awaiting renovation and an acre of grounds, all add to the appeal of this Kilcoe, West Cork property.

Living close to hand here in this coastal setting is acclaimed artist William Crozier, whose canvases have interpreted the West Cork landscapes in a blaze of primary colours.

And also nearby is Keeper of the Castle, Jeremy Irons, who has renovated the sentinel Kilcoe Castle at the water’s edge - and also given it a belt of the Crozier colour palette.

This two-storey farm cottage, with sea and hill views, is on the market with Charles McCarthy in Skibbereen, has a €335,000-plus price guide, and has been fully renovated, with creature comforts like oil heating and double glazing installed.

Capturing the views is the 35’ by 15’ first floor living room/dining room, under the sloping ceilings, painted in shades of white for brightness and warmed by a solid fuel stove.

The lower level has two bedrooms, one with en suite with shower, main bathroom and slate tiled hall.

The undeveloped old stone cottage alongside has potential for conversion to guest cottage or studio, while the acre of grounds has shrubs, stone walling, lawns and herb garden.

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