BANTRY, Rooska West, Durrus

Asking Price: €140,000

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Sea view


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3 bed, 1 bath south facing 19th century cottage with sea view located on 1/2 acre site with mature garden and small meadow in a courtyard setting surrounded by 2 small stone outbuildings and garage.  Grazing rights to approx. 3 acres of undivided commonage. 


The property is situated in a secluded but not isolated location on a quiet public road equi-distant (an approximate 10 to 15 minute journey by car) from the town of Bantry and the villages of Durrus and Ahakista on the Sheepshead Peninsula in West Cork.  Cork city and airport are just over one hour by car and Dublin is about 4.5 hours by car.


The property, which dates back to the 19th century, has been extended over the years and is now approx. 1,100 sq. ft.   In former times it housed a holding cell for the Royal Irish Constabulary and in later years was a small shop.   The living accommodation comprises:


  • Rear porch – 6' x 4' – accessed from courtyard with doors to the dining room and the living room 
  • Kitchen – 13' x 12' (would benefit from modernisation and upgrading)  - south facing window overlooking garden, fitted cupboards, stainless steel double sink, gas stove, washing machine, fridge/freezer
  • Front porch – 7' x 6' – window overlooking garden and door to garden
  • Dining Area – 17'6" x 14' – open plan to living room – 2 windows (south and west), door to both porches, staircase to first floor
  • Living Room 12' x 10'6" -  open fireplace with stone surround, window to north with distant sea view
  • Downstairs bedroom/study – 12' x 10' - window to north with distant sea view



  • Double bedroom no. 1 – 12' x 11' – carpet, fitted wardrobe, timber sash window  overlooking garden
  • Double bedroom no. 2 – 12' x 11' – carpet, 2 windows (south and west), fitted wardrobe, electric heater
  • Bathroom – 8' x 8' (would benefit from upgrading) – located over front porch - electric MIRA shower over tub, WC, wash basin and bidet, small windows to east and west
  • Linen closet with electric immersion heater

Please note that all measurements are approximate


  • Deep bored well
  • Private septic tank


  • Gravel courtyard from public road to parking area at rear (north) of house
  • Attached storage shed
  • Attached garage (accessed from public road)
  • Small stone outbuilding – formerly the piggery – ideal for coal and wood storage
  • Larger stone outbuilding – formerly the barn (development potential)
  • Stone arch between house and barn connecting courtyard to garden
  • Garden –  to south - approx. 0.20 acres with lawn and mature shrubs and trees
  • Enclosed meadow –  approx 0.25 acres - accessed from courtyard or garden





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DISCLAIMER: These details should be read as a general description of the property and no guarantee or warranty is given that the particulars are in every respect exact and precise. Please note that all negotiations, viewing arrangements and offers must be made through this office. If not, the Purchaser may be responsible for payment of Agent's fees.