Starter home: Drimoleague, West Cork €195,000

This pretty cottage near Drimoleague in West Cork has kept much of its charm but acquired some modern comforts. 

Size: 115 sq m (1,237 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 1 

Bedrooms: 2 


The owners added a lean-to extension for a modern kitchen and bathroom at the rear and also added on a sunroom. 

Starter home: Drimoleague, West Cork €195,000

The property now has 1,237 sq ft of living space, which includes a living room with a stove and an original beamed ceiling as well as two bedrooms and a study.

Guiding at €195,000, it’s located around nine miles from Skibbereen and six from Drimoleague on a site of over an acre. 

Starter home: Drimoleague, West Cork €195,000

VERDICT: Selling agents Hodnett Forde say it is within a 20-minute drive from several beaches.


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