Give this charming old Post Office your stamp of approval

WITH its huge cedar tree, the Old Post Office at Church Cross is a landmark on the road from Skibbereen to Ballydehob.

Its gable windows and decorative barge boards are another attraction, as the house hasn’t changed since it was built in the 19th century.

Just up for sale with Micheál Duggan of Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill, for offers in the region of 195,000, this represents good value for a house that’s in very good condition and would make a great holiday or permanent home.

You’re just 10 minutes to Roaringwater Bay from here where there are some gravelly inlets for swimming.

More importantly, perhaps, the house is just next door to Ilen Rovers home pitch and benefits from street lighting and there’s also a new nursing home in the area, which just about covers all the bases.

As the name suggests, it was the main post office for the area for some years, but that’s now moved to O’Neill’s supermarket, which is conveniently next door.

The old shop premises is an addition to the left of the house and now functions as a fourth bedroom, but could convert to any other use. The main house has a sitting room on one side of the hallway and a dining room on the other. One has a solid fuel stove and the other has an original cast iron fireplace.

The kitchen has been totally renovated and comes with a fitted pine kitchen and newly sheeted ceiling: it also has a door to the back garden which runs to around half an acre. As well as the ground floor bedroom/study and bathroom, there are three bedrooms and a separate WC on the upper floor.

Most of the rooms have timber floors, there’s oil fired heating and the house is just under four miles to Ballydehob and a little more to Skibbereen.

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