Four on the market: in county Cork
A choice of four impressive properties currently on sale in county Cork.
Barlogue, Lough Hyne
€395k Charles McCarthy (028) 21533
Usually there's a choice between woods and the sea: if you like coastal settings, you must live without trees. Not so at Lough Hyne, a marine lake that's fed by the ocean tides near Skibbereen. Close to the western shore of the lake is a renovated farmhouse on 1.3 acres surrounded by a profusion of mature trees and hedgerows. It's 1,100 sq ft with three bedrooms, all on the first floor (one is small). Downstairs is a living room and a dining room, both with shuttered French doors to the garden, and a galley kitchen.
Dromsullivan, Mealagh Valley
€275k GW2 (01) 665 3911
This two-storey farmhouse is said to be around 200 years old. It's about seven kilometres northeast of Bantry near the banks of the Mealagh River, and it's been carefully restored, with authentic features such as beamed ceilings and sash windows. On the ground floor there's a dining room with an oil-fired Rayburn and a lounge with a solid-fuel stove, a kitchen, utility room, study and garage. The first floor has three bedrooms, one en-suite. There's a bathroom upstairs and shower room downstairs. The floor area is 2,045 sq ft.
Hunters View, Dromderrig
€875k Savills Cork (021) 427 1371
Hunters View in Kinsale is one of two properties built either side of Dromderrig House, which the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, considered buying back in the mid-1990s. Hunters View was built in 1996 and is a semi-detached in a gated community of four properties, including Dromderrig House, overlooking Kinsale Harbour. It's been extended and now has a floor area of 2,000 sq ft with a family room, lounge, dining room, breakfast room and a kitchen on the ground floor. Upstairs are three bedrooms, one en-suite.
South Ring, Clonakilty
€245k Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill Clonakilty (023) 883 3995
About six kilometres from Clonakilty is this farmhouse in the townland of South Ring. It's in a small settlement of dwelling houses and agricultural buildings. It faces full south towards Clonakilty Bay, about 300 metres away. The cottage has been renovated and extended to 1,307 sq ft with three bedrooms (one en-suite), along with a bathroom. The ground floor has two main living rooms, both with doors to the garden. There's a dual-aspect sitting room along with a kitchen/dining room that opens into a lean-to workshop.