FOR SALE: 3 idyllic Cork cottages where you can begin your rural dream life
Picturing yourself in a veggie patch?
Buying a country cottage in rural Cork is a dream for many city dwellers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of modern life.
The lure of rolling green hills, stunning natural landscapes, and friendly locals is real. Plus the prices are a touch more affordable compared to the eye-popping price hikes we’ve seen in the city of late.
If you’re up for swapping bright lights for acres of space, starry nights and the odd ‘moo’ from a neighbouring cow, here are three cute cottages that have just hit the market for under €275,000.
Coorycommane, Coomhola, Bantry, Co. Cork
Asking price: €250,000
A charming riverside cottage and outbuilding set on around four acres of tree-lined paddock, this charming one-bed property is just waiting for an owner with vision to give it the modern update it deserves.
Featuring a character interior, the property offers extensive river frontage ideal for kayaking and it’s situated just off the main Bantry to Glengarriff road N71, around one mile from the wood-fired sauna at Snave Pier.
It needs updating but right now there’s electric heating, mains water, a septic tank, and satellite broadband.
Contact Pat Maguire Properties to arrange a viewing.
Bridie’s Cottage, Barnabrow Village, Barnabrow, Midleton, Co. Cork
Asking price: €275,000
A deceptively spacious three-bed detached home with a large private garden to the rear, Bridie’s Cottage boasts traditional cottage features including a half door, open joisted ceiling and traditional rendered internal walls.
Close to Garryvoe beach, Barnabrow Village is adjacent to the award-winning Barnabrow Country House and only 500 metres from Ballymaloe House & Restaurant.
Arrange a viewing or see more interior shots via Savills.
Lettertinlish, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Asking price: €250,000
A picture-perfect traditional cottage on a half-acre tree-lined plot, this elevated property offers panoramic countryside views.
There are two bedrooms and a good-sized modern kitchen as well as a stone outbuilding that could be transformed into a WFH office, guest accommodation or a yoga studio.
Discreetly located around 2.5 miles east of Skibbereen close to Castletownshend and Union Hall villages, it’s ready to move into, with plenty of opportunity to add your own touches to the decor later.
Contact the agent to arrange a viewing.