Trading up: Rosscarbery, West Cork €254,000

The name’s apt: this Rosscarbery region home called Seacliff is high above cliffs and sea, with views spanning Galley Head, beaches and rock-strewn shoreline.

Size: 165 sq m (1750 sq ft) 

Bathrooms: 3 

Bedrooms: 4 


Set at Cregane, on the cul de sac vehicular road above Owenahincha strand, which leads in turn via a picturesque pedestrian path to Warren Strand by Rosscarbery, Seacliff is a modern dormer home, with three first floor bedrooms, a fourth one downstairs and two en suite bathrooms among a good level of specification and finish.

Selling agent Ray O’Neill of Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill guides at €254,000 and while it has been a much cherished holiday home, he says it’s as suitable for full-time residence, in a spectacular setting just over an hour from Cork city, and 15 minutes or so from Clonakilty. 

The beachfront at Owenahincha has shop/cafe and services, Rosscarbery’s within a walk, and also close is Castlefreke woods and walks. 

A new coffee’n’cake pad, the Puffin Cafe, has opened too, on the wild, dune-fringed Long Strand with two glamping chalets close-by as the Wild Atlantic Way brings a swell of visitors to the scenic stretch surveyed by Seacliff.

It has double glazing, oil central heating, living room, kitchen, study, utility and three bathrooms in all, and attached to the main house is a garage/workshop.

VERDICT: super spot


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