If you fancy a bit of DIY this could be just right for you

DOWN, but not out - that’s the description of a Glandore Road property near the West Cork village of Rosscarbery, in need of life-saving surgery, not just TLC.

Effectively a ruin, there’s a two-storey derelict farmhouse dwelling on the middle tier of a three-stepped site, with about an acre on each level.

The dwelling, would be of most appeal to builders but also could be attractive to not-so-hopeless romantics with a bent for some DIY.

It’s on 3.2 acres half a mile out from Rosscarbery on the way to Glandore.

It has a €370,000 price guide quoted by Aidan Murphy of Town and Country estate agents in Skibbereen, and it is now under offer at that level with lots of viewing still booked in.

There’s potential for one or two dwellings, suggests Mr Murphy, subject to planning permission, and he stresses the desirability of the location.

There’s sea views to be had, but only from the top of the site where there’s an acre of paddock, as the house was built lower down for shelter. Glimpses can be had from here of Galley Head, Warren Strand and the Glandore hills.

If a new owner chooses to re-build on the existing house’s footprint which would be the easiest planning to secure, there’ll be rural views only from the house.

The property has four walls, three chimney breasts and no roof.

There’s no en suite and no kitchen, but there is mature planting right to the front door.

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