Everyone loves a two-for-the-price-of-one deal.
It’s rare you’ll find one on the property market, however, which is just one of many reasons why a unique property fresh to the market in West Cork has grabbed the attention of house hunters.
Honeycomb and Honeypot House in Derryduff More, just outside Bantry is on the market, guiding at €375,000.
Set on two unspoilt acres within the Derryduff Estate, three miles north of the N71 at Ballylickey, between Bantry and Glengarriff, the 2,400 sq ft home is designed to an exceptional architectural standard.
Constructed in timber frame, the external walls are clad in wood over insulation.
But there’s more; as well as the spacious main house, every inch of which is designed with sustainability in mind, you also get a roomy annex on the ground floor.
Honeycomb is linked to the living area of Honeypot via a secret passageway and comes complete with an open plan kitchen/living room, double bedroom, and bathroom, ideal for live-in family members or guests.
“The house was built to a high environmentally conscious standard that is reflected in its design and is constructed of timber with a central chimney that serves both an open fire with back boiler and a solid fuel stove.” says agent Raymond O’Neill of Sherry Fitzgerald O’Neill.
“The many features of this property include geothermal underfloor heating downstairs and in-wall heating upstairs and K window glazing that reflects infrared heat back into the house.”
There are five bedrooms in total, with the upstairs rooms accessed via a spiral staircase wrapped around a chestnut tree trunk with a carved owl on top, leading to a master bedroom with a unique heart-shaped fireplace, stained glass window and a balcony; two more bedrooms and a family bathroom.
“The many features of this unique offering include electricity, geothermal thermostatically controlled heating, open fires, solid fuel cooker, fresh water from a mountain spring and biodigester sewage treatment combined with reed bed,” adds O’Neill.
“The property is surrounded by two acres approximately of various planted garden areas, cosy social spaces, vegetable growing areas, and natural habitat.”
Could you see yourself living an eco-friendly life in the West Cork countryside? Check out the full listing and arrange a viewing here.