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.’