Trading up: Ardfield, West Cork €120,000/€240,000

You could be run off your feet today if you go to view either of two sites, or a do-er upper bungalow, for sale in West Cork’s pretty and elevated coastal village of Ardfield.

Trading up: Ardfield, West Cork €120,000/€240,000

Not only is Ardfield on the Wild Atlantic Way, it’s also on the full 26-mile marathon route of today’s annual Waterfront Marathon, one of three distance running routes (10k, half marathon and full grueller) around Clonakilty and its environs.

Only the hardier Waterfront full marathon runners make it out to Castlefreke and to the well-serviced and family friendly twin villages of Rathbarry and Ardfield. And, by the time they pass these properties today, they’ll be more than half way home in the long-distance race.

For quieter moments, estate agent Andy Donoghue of Hodnett Forde has a choice of two sites of 0.4 of an acre, with FPP for modern takes on traditional homes of 2,100 and 2,400 sq ft, part of a designated low-density scheme by the school, church, tennis courts, and GAA pitch, with sea and coastal views towards the Galley Head.

Mr Donoghue guides each ‘ready to build’ serviced sites at €120,000. And, for those who want a do-er-upper in this great location, Bandon-based agent Roy Lee has an adjacent Ardfield four-bed brick-built bungalow, on a 0.6 acre site with road frontage and views from the back, guiding €240,000 which he says reflect the fact it needs full upgrading

VERDICT: Coastal community homes fit for full-time family occupation

Ardfield, West Cork

€120,000/€240,000

Size: 0.4/0.6 acre

Bedrooms: 4

BER: A-G

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