Big is beautiful in Rosscarbery

BIG, bold and built as a B&B, this 3,000 sq ft mega-property is located just outside Rosscarbery.

And the phones have been ringing in the offices of joint agents, SWS and Pat Maguire Properties, because Rosscarbery is one of those west Cork locations where demand outstrips supply.

On the market at a reasonable, €750,000, this Ardagh East house is also finished to a tee — it even includes a two-car garage.

Potentially, a handy little earner, if a buyer were to try their hand at the hospitality trade, the house is laid out as a family home, says Pat Maguire, and doesn’t feel at all like a commercial build.

It has a great kitchen of 8.4m by 3.9m, which comes with maple units and a solid beech worktop, a Stanley hob and a vaulted ceiling over the dining end. The utility, surprisingly, has the same high quality units and fittings as the kitchen. There’s a bewildering amount of space here — five of the seven bedrooms are ensuite, and there are two bathrooms, with an extra 500 sq ft in the attic — as if it’s needed.

The house has two formal reception rooms, a sitting and dining room, both with impressive dimensions and both interconnected. Then, there’s a sunroom on the western side, again with vaulted ceilings and an antique, solid fuel range under exposed beams. This 5.2m by 4.6m room has double doors to the south and west facing patio.

Standing on over an acre of ground on the Skibbereen side of Roscarbery, it has a discreet, rural location, say Fiona Hourihan of SWS, along a quiet, country road.

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