Trading up: Bantry, West Cork €215,000

Sq m 165 (1,750 sq ft)
Bedrooms: 4/5
Bathrooms: 2
BER Rating: D2

Made as bright inside as a traditional West Cork farmhouse can be without blitzing walls is this home near Bantry and Skibbereen, on a half acre.

Set off the N71 at Colomane East, with expansive rural views, this upgraded home also has a glass-roofed front sun room for even more daylight savouring. It’s all priced at 215,00 by estate agent Micheal Duggan of Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill in its re-opened Skibbereen office.

It’s a good, above-average size for its type, thanks to such extensions fore and aft (the stairs is in a rear return) and it also has a small run of old stone outbuildings, with mix of slate and corrugated roofs.

Mr Duggan says it has been carefully renovated into a comfortable family home with modern touches and resect for old features, is facing south, has oil heating, plus a multi-fuel stove in the old inglenook-style fireplace in the main living/dining room, which has a beamed ceiling and a wood floor.

The modern, clean kitchen has a breakfast area, and there’s more eating space options out in the quite large sun room, for the best of views.

There’s a rear study or bed five, four more beds upstairs, and two bathrooms, one at each level.

VERDICT: Simply done, not over-done, and peaceful setting.


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