Farmhouse is minutes from safe strand

IF Clonakilty bills itself as the beach capital of west Cork, this Donour farmhouse is close to the centre of the action.

Just up from the wild stretch of Long Strand and its protected dunes, it also is within a couple of minutes’ drive of the super-safe bathing beach Red Strand, where a beach-side 18-month-old new build has sold for around €900,000.

Other beaches nearby include Sand’s Cove, Dunny Cove, Inchydoney and Owenahincha.

Tapping into that beach and holiday home lure, but also with an appeal to those looking ‘merely’ for a full-time family home is this two-storey, part-extended roadside house on a site of 0.7 of an acre. Its nearest village are Ardfield and Rathbarry, while Rosscarbery is a 15 minute drive via Castlefreke and Clonakilty town is a similar bite-sized commute. And, for those concerned about new random breath testing, there’s a highly-regarded local bar, 500 yards away at the Fisher’s Cross.

The property, which carries a €350,000 price guide with Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill in Clonakilty, has three bedrooms at first floor level, two reception rooms, kitchen/dining rom, study or optional bedroom, plus bathroom, bathroom and bedroom/study on ground floor. An uncompleted add-on by the inner gable has a ground floor room 15’ by 14,’ with similar space overhead, while a utility outbuilding is 25’ by 13.’

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