Beat a path to sweet Timoleague

THIS west Cork cottage has been used by its owners to beat a retreat down from Dublin — but that’s not why it is called Beet Cottage.

Instead, the quaint three-bed, with 150 years of pedigree, is named after the sugar beet harvest with which the area has traditionally been associated — and is sweet in its own way.

The young family, in the media and entertainment line in Dublin, kept faith with Beet Cottage’s pedigree and roots, and so there’s exposed beam ceilings, flagstone floors, a stone chimney breast, and character-ful rooms.

Location is at Carhue, within a walk of Timoleague village and a short drive to Clonakilty as well as to beaches near Courtmacsherry. Estate agent Daniel Lehane seeks offers around €167,500 for the traditionally-kept bolt-hole, on a quiet road with off-street parking and rear garden/yard.

It has already been extended, into an L-shape, and its largest room is the 21’ by 12’ living room with its hearty warming fire and half-door to the front. There’s also a 16’ by 12’ kitchen/dining room, with galley kitchen, and three overhead bedrooms.

VERDICT: Country cute, easy to keep, and a place to de-stress in.

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