Viewers take the bait as former Ballycotton fisherman’s cottage goes on sale

An extended and modernised Ballycotton property is attracting a raft of buyers looking for an idyllic seaside home, says Trish Dromey.

AS a seaside cottage, No 1 Cow Lane in Ballycotton is as pretty as you could wish for and quite a bit larger than you might expect. 

Located within a few minutes walk from a stony beach where locals swim and also from restaurants and pubs in the village, it’s an old fisherman’s cottage which has been extended and modernised. 

Viewers take the bait as former Ballycotton fisherman’s cottage goes on sale

The addition of a sizable extension at the rear has increased the living space to 1,160 sq ft. 

Selling agents Cronin Wall Properties say it’s a charming, very well maintained property with sea views which is getting good viewings from holiday home hunters.

The pretty blue door on the white cottage leads into a large tiled sitting area (17’ by 19’) with a fireplace and a stove. 

To the rear there’s a utility room, 17’ft long kitchen/dining room which has modern cream units with appliances Upstairs is a shower room and three bedrooms.

Fitted with double glazed windows and electric heating, it has an F energy rating. 

The extension has taken up most of the cottage’s garden space but there is a graveled area running along the side, with small area outside the kitchen.

Auctioneer Shay Cronin says that although the property could be used as a permanent residence, most of the viewings have been with people thinking about holidays.

“Interest has come from Cork city and Tipperary and I’ve also show it to a UK couple".

End of terrace in a row of just three, the cottage is guiding at €155,000. No 3, a smaller property at the other end of the terrace, sold for €134,000 in 2013.

VERDICT: A pretty property in a picturesque village.

Ballycotton, Co Cork


Sq m 108 (1,160 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 1


Best Feature: Seaside


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