West Cork property is sure to float your boat with a vastly reduced price

THIS coastal, stone home at West Cork’s Poulnacallee has been on the market before, but now has a vastly reduced price, another change of agent as well as more land, to woo those in pursuit of a country life and boating on the doorstep.

Done over a period of time by a couple into design, furniture-making and boats, the property’s near Church Cross, Skibbereen, off a long approach lane, about a 15 minute boat trip to the sailing nirvana of Baltimore.

Floated for sale with Micheal Duggan of Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill, who now guides at €425,000, there’s a main four-bed residence with its kitchen and living quarters upstairs, with feature stove, and it opens to a very large section of raised decking with a nautical touch, and tempting water views. Then, there’s a separate but adjacent two-bed guest cottage of about 950 sq ft more, so lots of accommodation and options in the twain, with sunny courtyard in between.

Set near Cunnamor Pier (with ferries to Heir Island) and Turk Head, it’s now on 3.45 acres, with much of that rough ground, but the scene setter is the strip leading down to a shoreline section of Roaringwater Bay.

Lots of the work here is bespoke, as one of the vendors worked in upmarket cabinetry making; the kitchen island unit is from a Waterford’s Lismore Estate chestnut tree.

VERDICT: With the extra land, shoreline access and price drops, it’s bound to float the right buyer’s boat.

Location: Skibbereen €425,000

Sq m 301 plus 90 (2,163 sq ft plus 968 sq ft)

Bedrooms: 4 plus 1

Bathrooms: 3 plus 1



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