It has it all, and more, close to hand, near the strand

THIS one should get the juices flowing — a perfect second home in a perfect location.

The Creggane, Rosscarbery property is on the cliff walk between Owenahincha and Warren Strand in west Cork, and just over an hour’s commute from Cork city.

This is a highly prized area and houses, when they come up, have had a lot of competitive bidding.

That was then, however, and this is now, which is why Pat Maguire is seeking a moderate, €350,000 for the new, but traditional, three-bed. Beaches are within a five-minute walk and the village of Rosscarbery is a mere five minutes by car.

And as a second/retirement home it’s a pain-free buy: highly insulated, with a maintenance-free plot, the interior has lovely wooden floors, good fireplaces and a sunroom addition for passive heat gain.

Room sizes are good and the house has an airy, open plan layout with a separate sitting room.

The kitchen/diner runs the length of the house with a bay window to the front and double doors to the sunroom.

Units are in mellow wood with granite worktops and there’s an adjoining utility room.

The sunroom has a vaulted ceiling with Velux windows, wooden floor and French doors to a south-facing deck. A guest bathroom is located on the ground floor and overhead, there are three bedrooms, with main bathroom.

The master bedroom has a corner, cast iron balcony looking out to sea and the second and third bedrooms come with built-in wardrobes. While the house lacks an en suite bathroom, it’s probably the only snag in a perfect, coastal package.

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