You won’t get any junk mail, that’s for sure.
Perched on the south-facing slope of a quiet valley, with views west down over Dunmanus Bay, the Mizen and Sheep’s Head Peninsulas on either side and Mount Gabriel to the south, a traditional stone cottage awaits its next residents.
It won’t appeal to everyone, but the fittingly-named House In the Trees in Ballycommane, Durrus could be a dream prospect for the right buyer… and it’s currently on the market at €275,000.
The 90 sq mt traditional country home is in sound basic condition, but some simple updates could quickly turn it into an attractive little hideaway.
Of course, with the pandemic exodus hiking up prices in almost every county outside of the capital, it offers huge potential for further enhancement too.
Inside you’ll find an open plan kitchen and living area (the open hearth still has its original crane, which traditionally held a cast-iron kettle or skillet for cooking over an open turf fire), with two bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs.
A stone barn to the rear of the property offers some potential for renovation (hello Airbnb opportunities) but it could also be used as a studio for writing, yoga, or art.
“Accessed over a registered right of way, the land consists of a wild, natural, wooded landscape full of trees and wildflowers, plus a large stone barn and another smaller stone building.” says agent Charles McCarthy.
“Located in one of the most attractive areas of West Cork, the property is 4km from Durrus, c. 10km Ballydehob and c. 19km from Schull.”
Fancy waking up to the sound of the breeze moving through the trees? Contact Charles McCarthy to organise a viewing.