Starter home: Drimoleague, West Cork €95,000

Tommy Barker surveys this four-acre farmhouse property, ideal for a modern ‘small holder’ with spaces for agriculture, studio or even lodgings.

Size: Four acres

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 1

BER: Exempt

There’s a lovely rustic lifestyle option on offer at this Clashduve farmhouse property, just a mile south of Drimoleague village, off the Skibbereen road. 

Starter home: Drimoleague, West Cork €95,000

Listed with Skibbereen agent Pat Maguire who guides now at €95,000, it’s a traditional stone-built home, facing down its yard to a small cluster of stone outbuildings, some lofted with slate roofs, the others topped with galvanised sheeting.

Mr Maguire describes the house and south-facing courtyard as charming, and while it needs some work, it does have oil central heating, replacement windows, and the slate roof’s ridge appears straight and true. 

It’s attached to another smaller, two-storey building which isn’t lived in, is in different ownership, and unfortunately isn’t included in this sale.

Starter home: Drimoleague, West Cork €95,000

What is included is four acres of good land, so it would be an ideal buy for a modern ‘small holder’ who had plan to do a bit of growing, perhaps some vegetables,with space for a polytunnel or for grazing a few animals, and the sheds have huge scope as animal houses, studios, work sheds, or possibly even as occasional guest accommodation.

There’s an option to buy further land, to bring the total to 18 acres, adds Mr Maguire who says the location at Clashduve near Gurranes south is discrete, yet just a mile or so south of Drimoleague, which bills itself as the walking trails heart of West Cork.

VERDICT: Potential to grow


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