Unfinished West Cork home - with its own access to the sea - going for €215,000
Here's a selection of four properties currently available to buy in beautiful West Cork. One of them has its own foreshore access.
Bay View, Roosk, Adrigole
€215k Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill Clonakilty, (023) 883 3995
There's no arguing with the name of this house, as it stands right at the water's edge, overlooking Bantry Bay and across to the Sheep's Head peninsula. It's unfinished, to the extent that there is still scope to change the layout of the first floor if desired. There's the makings of three bedrooms up there, and a fourth on the ground floor. Also downstairs there's a living room with a fireplace and an eat-in kitchen with another fireplace and French doors. The dimensions total 1,800 sq ft and the site is two acres with foreshore access. Adrigole is eight kilometres away and Glengarriff is about 20 minutes' drive.
€650k, Charlie McCarthy, (028) 21533
The townland of Tralispean is blessed with one of those sweet little beaches for which west Cork is so famous - safe, sheltered, turquoise, and unspoilt. It overlooks Tragumna Bay, as does this detached stone cottage in an elevated spot about five minutes' walk from the beach. Although it would make an ideal holiday home, it's designed for full-time living, with workshops, a boathouse and a polytunnel on its eight-acre site. Two of those eight acres have been used for organic horticulture. Inside, it's 1,700 sq ft with three bedrooms, an open-plan kitchen and living room with a timber ceiling, and a conservatory.
The Stone House, Gurranes North
€295k Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill Clonakilty, (023) 883 3995
There's been a house on this site at Gurranes North, Drimoleague, since before the Famine, and in latter times it's been turned into a 21st century family home. Chief of the modern attributes is the size, as it's now 1,800 sq ft, three times bigger than a typical 19th century cottage. That includes three bedrooms upstairs, one with an en suite and dressing room. Downstairs there's a big sitting and dining room with double doors to a sunroom, as well as a separate kitchen and an adjoining garage. The site is 1.5 acres and it's about five kilometres from Drimoleague.
Glebe House, 15 Emmet Square, Clonakilty
€595k Hodnett Forde, (023) 883 3367
Glebe House at No15 Emmet Square is marked as a rectory on the 1901 Ordnance Survey map, but prior to that it was a constabulary barracks and before that a classical school, according to the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. Emmet Square, formerly known as Shannon Square, was begun in the late 18th century and No15 is on its western side, giving it a west-facing back garden with a patio and lawn. The house itself is 3,000 sq ft with a kitchen, drawing room and study on the ground floor, a library and two bedrooms, both en suite, on the first floor, and another three bedrooms, two of these en suite, on the top floor.