Starter homes: Clogheen, Co Cork €175,000

Size: 130 sq m + 1 acre site

Starter homes: Clogheen, Co Cork €175,000

While cars line up against its whitewashed walls on the commute to Apple Inc and to Cork City, this old farmhouse is a reminder of rustic days at Milestream, Cork.

On the edge of the city junction between Shanakiel, Hollyhill and Clogheen, this is a hidden homestead, as the buildings shelter behind old stone walls bounding the Kerry Pike road.

Punctuated by true-green gates, which were built for people and carts, the whitewashed wall hides the wonderful site behind.

That’s before you see the views — because this place is high over the city, with a due-south aspect, and while views are superb by day, they’re unmatched at night.

On the market with Brendan Bowe, of Bowe Property, for €175,000, the farmstead consists of an old, three-bed cottage with extension and with the site running down below it to a boundary stream — the Milestream.

It’s the last in a line of dwellings before Clogheen church and is across the road from Express Kitchens and Clogheen Business Park. Location is just minutes from Sunday’s Well, within paging distance of CUH/CUMH and could be perfect for a new-build project, or a small scheme of detached houses.

VERDICT: The cottage, despite being a century old, is dry as a bone, a tribute to location and orientation.

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