It’s not for everyone.
But if you the self-sufficient type and you dream of a tranquil life spent digging spuds and fishing for your dinner by the sea, Arderawinny might be your dream purchase.
A little collection of stone buildings, about a seven-minute drive from the West Cork town of Schull, it’s on the market at €75,000.
One of the ancient buildings has already been partially renovated and comes complete with one bedroom, beautiful beams and handmade ladder stairs, which stretch alongside a large tree trunk to the mezzanine level.
There’s no loo, but installing one will immediately make this a habitable little living space where you can work on the plans for the rest of it… all while enjoying everything West Cork has to offer, from endless white sand beaches to lazy lunches in some of the country’s best-loved bars and restaurants.
Outside there’s a large polytunnel suitable for growing every kind of vegetable throughout the seasons, as well as a large chicken coop so you can supplement your organic diet with free-range eggs.
Perched on an elevated 0.4 acre plot, the property enjoys jaw-dropping views of Dunmanus Bay and the Sheep’s Head Peninsula – all yours for a fraction of the cost of a more traditional holiday home in the area.
The property is located just before the creamery, at the top of the hill. Contact Martin Swanton Properties in Ballydehob to arrange a viewing.