DURRUS, Riverside Cottage

Asking Price: €225,000

Recently Sold


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Charming and stylish, surrounded by 0.66 acre garden. Encircled on 3 sides by rippling river (4th by leafy lane), this idyllic property almost becomes its own private island. For those wanting seclusion without isolation this bright spacious 2 bed/2 bath cottage offers peace and tranquility. Close to the sea yet protected from winter gales and just a 5 minute stroll from Durrus village.

LOCATION:  Riverside Cottage is located 0.5 miles from Durrus village on the Sheepshead Peninsula in west Cork. It is within a 5 minute stroll of Durrus village and its amenities - schools, shops, bars, restaurants, etc. - and is a 10 minute drive from Bantry. The charming villages of Schull and Ballydehob are a 20 minute drive and the sandy beaches at Barleycove are a 30 minute drive. Cork city and airport are about an hour and a half by car

THE ACCOMMODATION:  The original cottage dates back to the 1930's and the extension was added in 2004 resulting in a spacious and charming riverside cottage in a splendid mature garden setting. The cottage was modernised by its current owner in 2010 - with no expense spared - and is ready to move into and enjoy - everything has been done - wiring, plumbing, heating, new kitchen, new bathroom, painting, etc

The living accommodation comprises:


  • front door leading to
  • reception/dining room (12'8" x 12'3") - ceramic floor tiles, recessed lighting, coat closet, 2 windows
  • kitchen (8'7" x 12'6") - ceramic floor tiles, track lighting, fitted wall and base kitchen units (white), integrated dishwasher, fridge/freezer, gas oven and hob, 2 windows, plumbed for washing machine
  • sitting room (20' x 16') - timber floor, open fireplace, recessed lighting, built-in bookshelves, stairs to upstairs, double doors to sun room, 5 windows - very light and bright
  • sunroom (12'10" x 11'10") - door to garden, windows on 3 sides, pretty garden views, ceramic floor tiles, centre light and wall light
  • bedroom (9'10" x 10'2") - timber floor, window
  • bathroom (5'8" x 5'8") - ceramic floor and wall tiles, jacuzzi bath with 12 jets with overhead shower attachment, wash basin, WC, window


  • bedroom (11'10" x 11'10") - painted timber floor, built-in cupboards, 2 windows, recessed lighting 
  • open plan landing area currently used as an office (10'4" x 8'), velux window, painted timber floor,linen cupboard and storage cupboard
  • shower room with electric MIRA shower, wash basin and WC, velux window
Please note that all measurements are approximate

Guest Chalet:

There is a small timber guest chalet in the garden with wash basin, WC and electric supply - suitable for overnight guests, playroom, teenagers' den, office, etc.

The Garden: 

Riverside Cottage is a gardener's delight with mature plantings (although still room for more landscaping) and newly planted fruit trees. There is a gazebo (with electric supply and lighting) near the river - the ideal place for an evening cocktail or star gazing. At high tide, a previous owner would jump into her canoe and paddle along the river, under the bridge and into Dunmanus Bay!


  • new combi boiler (constant hot water)
  • new gas fired central heating
  • new wiring
  • new kitchen units and appliances
  • new bathroom
  • new water filtration system
  • double glazed windows throughout
  • outdoors gazebo
  • detached timber guest chalet


  • private water supply
  • private drainage (septic tank)
  • landline telephone
  • broadband

Map: (on your Sat NAV or Maps App search 51.621491,-9.534095)

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.