Starter home: Skibbereen, West Cork €220,000

Interest in this property is coming from people who, like the Irons family at Kilcoe Castle, want views across Roaring Water Bay, writes Trish Dromey.
Starter home: Skibbereen, West Cork €220,000

From the side of Cotters Cottage you can see across countryside to the islands of Roaring Water Bay and glimpse, in the distance, the distinct pink tower of Kilcoe Castle.

The renovated property is six miles from Skibbereen, four from Ballydehob and the Irons family, residing around two miles away at Kilcoe Castle, may well be some of its nearer neighbours.

Seeking offers of €220,000, Skib-based selling agent Pat Maguire says the property has been extended and renovated in the past two years and now has a modern interior in addition to views and charm.

“ It’s on a site of an acre, has approximately 1,100 sq ft of living space and has views of Fastnet Rock, Cape Clear and the castle,” he says, adding that it has been modernised with double-glazed windows and oil heating.

In a rear extension there’s a modern kitchen/dining room with timber flooring, cream fitted units and integrated appliances. This has patio doors opening out to a raised decked area with views of the bay. Other ground floor rooms include a tiled sitting room with a stove, a small utility room, a shower room and a timber-floored bedroom or study. Upstairs there are two timber-floored bedrooms .

The property could be bought as a permanent residence but so far most of the interest has come from holiday home buyers, who like the Irons family, want scenic views.

VERDICT: Could sell to a compatriot of actor Jeremy Irons — Mr Maguire says he has already shown it to a few.

Skibbereen, West Cork


102 sq m approx (1,100 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 1

BER: Pending

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