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Monday 24 October 2016

A 'place of renewal' in the heart of west Cork

Published 10/08/2016 | 02:30

Dysart is a corruption of the Irish name 'Díseart' which itself is a corruption of the Latin term 'Desertum' meaning 'deserted place'.

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Unlike the English word 'desert' meaning a barren inhospitable place, the Irish term refers to a place of hermitage, renewal and rediscovery.

A 26ac residential property with farm outbuildings at Desert, Clonakilty in West Cork would make the ideal spot for someone wanting to revive their drooping spirits in a traditional farmhouse surrounded by decent tillage and pastureland.

Selling agent John Hodnett, of Hodnett Forde, is expecting €12,000/ac for the land, and he values the house at between €170,000 and €200,000/ac.

Located one mile from Clonakilty, the property is described by Mr Hodnett as a traditional stone-built farmhouse. Set over two stories and with an extension, the accommodation includes a living room, kitchen, hall, bathroom and a downstairs bedroom.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms, and while the house is perfectly habitable it needs modernisation

The land fronts on to the Clonakilty coastal road and there are great views of Clonakilty Harbour and Inchadoney Island.

The ground is in great heart and is well farmed. Currently under a crop of maize and pasture, it is suitable to all kinds of farming and could make an excellent addition to any farming enterprise or could be developed into a lovely hobby farm.

There are traditional farm buildings with the property primarily consisting of a four-column, round roof shed with a lean-to at either side.

The property can be bought as an entire or in lots; a natural parcel of 3.6ac is located around the house, while adjacent to this is a larger parcel of 21ac in grass and maize.

The final section, which is prompting a lot of interest, is a lovely 1.6ac field that is located away from the main property and situated beside the sea.

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