Trading up: Clonakilty, West Cork, €395,000

If there’s a straw in the wind, or a clump of grassy divot in the road around this home called Seascape, it’s because there’s sporting heritage as well as beauty in the verdant ditches and road around this West Cork coastal home.

Size: 126sq m (1,360sq ft)

Bathrooms: 2 

Bedrooms: 4/5 

BER Rating: N/A

Doing exactly what it says on its nameplate, this four/five bed updated 40-year old bungalow called Seascape is just by the Clonakilty district beach called Red Strand. 

It’s just a short, hop, skip, and a bowl throw from the famed Fishers Cross bar, a welcoming family owned pub and home of renown to the road-bowling fraternity.

When you see the grass tufts out on the road, you’ve a clue they’ve just recently been laid there as directional markers for the hardy bowl throwers, a local novelty on this stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way.

Clonakilty estate agent Martin Kelleher is now selling Seascape, a well-kept and updated family home of almost 1,400 sq ft, plus detached garage, in a sublime setting with bay views just off the coastal road by safe and sandy Red Strand.

He says it’s on a choice site, with the old stone walls of the Castlefreke Estate as a boundary feature, and the beach is a short walk, Ardfield and the Galley Head lighthouse are a few miles away, and Clonakilty or Rosscarbery are a 15-minute spin by car, with Cork City an hour and a bit as a daily or summer commute.

VERDICT: Bowled over: an adaptable layout makes it as suitable for full-time as holiday home use.


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