Take your pick from two West Cork holiday home properties

TWO properties, on the outskirts of Skibbereen in West Cork, offer a choice of location for full-time or holiday home occupiers.

The first is a smashing, riverside property at Oldcourt, on the Baltimore road, and it’s on the market with Pat Maguire of SWS Property Services.

Rivercove House is heading towards Baltimore in price terms too — at €475,000 it’s a bit above the Skibbereen average, but then it does come with some very attractive extras.

These include over half an acre of gardens, a boundary stream, a garden pond and the Ilen river at the end of the garden.

Fully renovated, the house comes with a sun room with great views over the garden, a living room, dining room and kitchen, again with views towards the river. Then, there are three bedrooms, a main bathroom and a store with utility.

The back garden has a timber deck with views over the tidal estuary to a former O’Driscoll castle, now in ruins. And on the opposite side of the river, on the road to Ballydehob, Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill are also selling a traditional, West Cork house conversion.

Located at Church Cross, the house has wide, countryside views and is only a five minute drive to a local beach.

Offering four-bed accommodation and standing on 2.5 acres, the house also comes with outhouses suitable for conversion.

This could mean stables, a home office, or even guest accommodation, says Micheál Duggan, who’s giving a guide of €395,000 for the property.

It comes with a great range of rooms — making it perfect as a full time home or a plush holiday home.

These include a living room, kitchen/dining room, conservatory with glass link to a ground floor bedroom and shower room.

The upper floor has three bedrooms, including master with walk-in wardrobes and ensuite.

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