Starter home: Durrus, West Cork €250,000

This renovated cottage near Durrus guiding at €250,000 is an extended and upgraded two-bed river-set property, says Trish Dromey.

Size: 125sq m (1,350sq ft)

Bedrooms: 2

Bathrooms: 2


River frontage, renovated accommodation and a generous dollop of West Cork charm makes Riverside the perfect cottage for a buyer looking to take up residence or spend holidays on the scenic Sheep’s Head Peninsula.

New to the books of Pat Maguire Properties, it’s a spacious two-bed property which has been extended and upgraded by a UK owner who bought it 10 years ago.

Starter home: Durrus, West Cork €250,000

Guiding at €250,000, it has 1,350 sq ft of accommodation and is on a site of over half an acre. 

Changes made to the traditional cottage include the addition of a large sunroom, while the owner has also landscaped the grounds, built a guest chalet, and put a gazebo next to the river.

Accommodation in the cottage includes a tiled dining room as well as a modern kitchen with cream shaker style units. 

At ground level, there’s also a bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath, a bedroom, a spacious timber floored sitting room and a sunroom.

In the attic space upstairs, there’s a bedroom with painted floorboards, a shower room and a landing space, lit by a Velux window, which has been put to use as a study.

Starter home: Durrus, West Cork €250,000

During modernisation, the cottage was fitted with oil central heating and double glazed windows with plantation shutters.

Outside, there are lawned gardens, gravel paths, colourful hydrangea bushes and a patio as well as a timber chalet used as a guest bedroom. 

To the rear, there’s woodland and a river which bounds the site and gives the cottage its name.

Riverside is located half a mile outside Durrus, a coastal village on the Wild Atlantic Way tourist route, which is also famous for its cheese.

VERDICT: Fillet of West Cork


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