Caherkirky, Clonakilty, Co Cork
Pretty farmhouse with equestrian potential
Situated on an elevated one-acre site in rural west Cork, this traditional farmhouse has oodles of potential to make an attractive equestrian property.
Located at Caherkirky, close to Rossmore and Clonakilty in west Cork, the 118sqm (1,267sq ft) two-storey home is less than half an hour's drive from the busy West Cork Equestrian Centre at Garryndruig, Kilbrittain, and numerous other good quality riding centres.
West Cork has already produced the Cheltenham Queen Mother Champion Chase winner Newmill, who was trained by Inishannon man, John Murphy.
Hunting and harness racing are extremely popular in the region, with the Carberry Hunt and West Carberry Hunt meeting close to Caherkirky every season, while during the summer, trotting races are frequently hosted in the region.
The family home has panoramic views over the surrounding countryside, as well as an original stone outbuilding on one gable. This 16ft x 12ft building has been restored in recent years and, with a high pitched roof, would have the potential to be converted into stabling.
Inside, the ground floor of the house opens with an entrance hall, leading to the kitchen/dining room. This open plan room has a large open fireplace, free-standing units, a Belfast sink and a utility room off.
The living room is a cosy room with an open fireplace in a decorative cast-iron and timber surround. This room has high ceilings, a west- facing window to catch the evening sun and double doors opening to the sunroom, which has wonderful views to the south, east and west.
Upstairs, there are three double-bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom is the largest of these three bedrooms and it has two south-facing windows with spectacular views for miles around.
The house is approached by a gravel drive with lawn on both sides, while there is also another large lawn to the rear of the property, dotted with mature broadleaf trees.
This rear garden could lend itself to further development for equestrian use, with plenty of room for an exercise arena or turn out area.
While the land around the house is limited to just one acre, the selling agent says a plot of five acres of good land a few miles away would be available at around €12,000 to €15,000 an acre.
An AMV of €170,000 is being quoted for the Caherkirky house on one acre.
Enquiries to Henry O'Leary on 023 8835959