Ready to make a break for the coast?
If you’re one of many house hunters for whom working from home has opened up a raft of new possibilities when it comes to where you live, you might like to test the water in Ballydehob.
If the town’s motto ‘find yourself here’ isn’t enough to entice you out of the city, there’s a stylish home right in the centre of the (low-key) action that might do the trick.
With two bedrooms and three bathrooms, this renovated and restored home is hidden within an original residential shop, complete with traditional shopfront, on the main thoroughfare of Ballydehob.
Guiding at €295,000, it’s currently decorated in true hipster style, using a thoughtful combination of retro pieces, vintage furniture, and modern finds, but the interior is a blank slate, ready to be personalised (or not) by its next resident.
“The three-storey house contains over 90 sqm of living space and is carefully crafted into a comfortable village home that would be ideal for permanent or holiday living.” says auctioneer Hugh O’Neill of Sherry Fitzgerald O’Neill.
The many features include double-glazed windows, oil-fired central heating, wood burning stove, modern kitchen units, and patio gardens at ground and first-floor levels.
“The accommodation includes an open plan sitting room, dining area, and kitchen with utility room and WC to the rear.” adds Hugh.
The first floor comprises a double bedroom with ensuite and a reading lounge leading to the south-facing flat roof and garden. There is another spacious double bedroom with ensuite on the second floor.
Those beautiful built-in shelves are the perfect spot to stow all those books you’ve been meaning to read as well as enough cookbooks to see you through many a winter in West Cork.
Not that you’ll be limited when it comes to places to wine and dine locally; as well as the Michelin-starred Restaurant Chestnut, Ballydehob is also home to contemporary Mediterranean-style spot Mosaic, a top-notch pizzeria and famed pub and music venue Levis’ Corner House.
Eager to book a viewing? Contact Hugh O’Neill at Sherry Fitzgerald O’Neill here.