Four on the market in West Cork
A selection of properties currently available to buy in the attractive West Cork area.
The Stone House, Gurranes North
€300k Charles McCarthy (028) 21533
The Stone House, six kilometres from Drimoleague, reportedly dates from the late 19th century, although there's a building on the same spot on earlier maps. At any rate, it's been renovated, most recently in 2008, but still has authentic features such as stone walls and beamed ceilings. The front door opens into the kitchen, and to the left is a living room with double doors to a conservatory giving onto the garden. The first floor has three bedrooms, one with an en-suite and a dressing room. Total floor area is 1,500 sq ft.
Adrigole House, Skibbereen
€285k Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill Skibbereen (028) 21404
Adrigole House comes with a separate studio in the grounds, so the resident artist can keep his or her difficult temperament away from domestic affairs. The main house has 2,092 sq ft. There's a sitting room to the left of the entrance hall, a living room to the right, and a large kitchen and dining room at the back, with a utility room off it as well as a back porch. Upstairs are four bedrooms, one with a fireplace, plus a bathroom and a shower room. It's on an acre of grounds, with lawns, mature trees and outbuildings.
Cherryblossom Cottage, Drominidy South, Drimoleague
€189k Irish Rural Homes (028) 29535
CherryBlossom Cottage is in the heart of the west Cork countryside, about eight kilometres from Drimoleague and 12 from Skibbereen. And to complete the rural idyll, it comes with 1.25 acres, including a polytunnel and a henhouse. It has three bedrooms - two on the first floor and one downstairs. The ground floor also has a lounge with exposed ceiling beams and a wood-burning stove, a fitted kitchen in a lean-to extension with rooflights, and a dining room, as well as a bathroom off the kitchen.
Ganniv Mor, Ardfield, Clonakilty
€295k Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill Clonakilty (023) 883 3995
The townland of Ganniv Mor is close to some of west Cork's best beaches, including Red Strand and Long Strand, and this converted farmhouse has its pick of them. It's been extended to 1,808 sq ft and tastefully renovated. The entrance is into a lean-to conservatory out front. From there you reach the eat-in kitchen. To the left is a living room, with a fireplace and French doors, and to the right is a utility room and shower. There's also a bedroom off the kitchen, with three more upstairs (two en-suite) plus a study.