Looking for a home with personality?
If your dream buy is a country fixer-upper with tons of character, it might be the right time for a spin to Castletownroche in Mallow.
Listed at €155,000, Griffins Bar at Skenakilla Cross is for sale, complete with four bedrooms, 1.24 acres of land and stunning views of the rolling fields and mountains beyond.
Built back in 1910, the property operated as a popular pub until last year. It still has its original sliding sash windows, natural slate roof, and rendered raised lettering on the exterior.
Inside, the ground floor is laid out as a bar and lounge with a kitchen and living room, so unless you plan on using the Seven Day Publican’s Licence and serving pints, you’ll need to do some work here to turn the space into a home.
Upstairs there are four well-proportioned bedrooms and a large bathroom, all in need of some renovation. Painted in hot pink, a neutral tone would go a long way in highlighting the more attractive features in the halls and landings too…
Room to improve
Outside, there are loos for the former bar and lounge in a separate building and there is also a selection of traditional stone outbuildings, so there are plenty of opportunities to create more living space, a studio, office or guest accommodation in the future.
A paddock to the rear of the property would be suitable for a pony or a vegetable garden.
Situated on the N73, the location has a strong passing trade and it is also close to Ballyhoura Bike & Walking Trails, Doneraile Park, the Awbeg River and many other attractions in the area.
Interested in making Griffin’s Bar your very own family snug? Contact Michael O’Donovan of Sherry Fitzgerald O’Donovan to arrange a viewing on 025 32725 or view the full listing here.