ROOFTOP balcony with seating isn’t a typical feature for a traditional rural cottage but on this Rylane property it looks most attractive and inviting.
Prettily and comprehensively renovated in the last 10 years, the cottage comes with half an acre of well laid out gardens.
Many traditional features have been kept while some very new ones have been added — including en suites and a Jacuzzi bath.
Guiding at €240,00, it’s on the market with REA O’Donoghue Clarke who say it’s tastefully renovated and offers country living at its best with a polytunnel and raised beds for growing fruit and vegetables.
The old stone walls have been repointed at the front while the back has been extended and plastered.
With 1,350 sq ft of living space it’s larger than most country cottages and has been fitted with double glazed windows and dual oil fired and solid fuel central heating.
The oak floored living room has a solid fuel stove set in a timber panelled chimneybreast while the lounge has a fireplace and a feature stone wall. The kitchen at the rear has cream units, timber worktops and integrated appliances.
There’s a ground floor shower room while upstairs there are three bedrooms, two with en suites. The master bedroom at the back has one with a Jacuzzi bath and double doors opening on to the balcony.
This is the owner’s second cottage renovation, and it shows from the standard of the décor, that she lady of the house used to work in interior design.
Located at Oughteery, the cottage is close to Rylane village, seven miles from Coachford and 18 from Cork city.
Rylane, Co Cork
Size: 125 sq m (1,352 sq ft)