Trading Up: Bealad West, Clonakilty,€395,000

There are a host of attractions to this West Cork home called Pilgrims Rest, on 3.5 acres: they include a period home look on the outside that has a sort of presbytery or rectory appearance, a smart interior mixing classic with contemporary, a kitchen in a bold green hue on the walls with slick cabinetry and units, and a good plumbing provision, with two of its four bedrooms en suite.
Trading Up: Bealad West, Clonakilty,€395,000

And, while the land is suitable for grazing a pony or horse or two, there’s a garage also stretching to 1,000 sq ft suitable for a car enthusiast, with roller doors and a workshop within.

Pilgrims Rest is set at Bealad West, a ten-minute spin inland and north west of Clonakilty, and Clon’s roads today host the reorganised Waterfront marathon series of races along its coastline and back roads, with over 1,000 participants, showing it’s an active tourist town that doesn’t rest on its laurels.

Selling agent for this detached 2,800 sq ft build is Ray O’Neill, whose Clonakilty and Skibbereen agencies are the just-announced Sherry FitzGerald franchise winners of 2015.

He’ll have this place among his offers on show in Sherry Fitz’s London Irish Property fair in two weeks time: the Wild Atlantic Way has added even more profile to Munster’s coastline properties, he finds.

At his quoted €395,00 AMV for Pilgrims Rest, it equates at current rates to an even £300k asking price for Sterling-enriched house hunters; with a location just an hour from Cork city and airport, Mr O’Neill may have quite a wide pool of viewing interest for this lifestyle property option.

VERDICT: Space inside and outside

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