Here’s a spot we’d be happy to isolate in.
The Long Strand Nest in Castlefreke is for sale, with €295,000 netting the lucky buyer a slice of the good life on the beach just outside Clonakilty.
Breathtaking views sweep across the unspoiled sandy expanse of Long Strand to the iconic Galley Head Lighthouse… and you could be sitting in a rocking chair on the wooden veranda taking them in all year ’round.
Inside, the colourful open plan living areas are heated by wood-burning stoves that keep everything toasty when the coastal gales are howling outside.
The timber-clad beach bungalow is currently split into two brilliantly bohemian self-contained units, both with built-in beds in the eaves and an eclectic living and cooking space below.
It could be adapted to return it to a single residence, but the layout might suit a buyer with dreams of living in one half and renting the other half to tourists and surfers who flock to the area in the warmer months.
If you’re on the hunt for a spot to retire, you can be guaranteed this property would ensure regular visits from your grandkids.
The property is just six miles west of Clonakilty, 2.5 miles from Rosscarbery and one mile from the award-winning village of Rathbarry – the ideal base for exploring everything West Cork has to offer.
Eyeing up a perch on that veranda? The property is listed with Sherry Fitzgerald here.