If you've ever considered living along the Wild Atlantic Way (or if you've got an eye for expensive things), this rustic cottage in Durrus, West Cork is on the market for almost €1 million
Located almost 10 km from Bantry, Durrus is a village in West Cork and a key point on the Wild Atlantic Way driving route.
The area is rich in culture; with a number of archaeological sites in the area including standing stones, ring forts, 'fulacht fiadhs', cairns and more. There are also a number of restaurants and pubs nearby.
On the outskirts of the village, a homely cottage (plus its expansive grounds and outbuildings) is on the market for €990,000.
Fairy Valley, Durrus
Presented by estate agents at Engel & Voelkers, Fairy Valley is an exceptional 80 acres holding. The property is completely private; boasting the main cottage, guest cottage and several outbuildings.
The main cottage is a two-storey dwelling with a charming stone facade. Meanwhile, the guest cottage is a bungalow with a thatched roof. Both cottages, although traditional in style, have been built to the highest modern standards.
Take, for example, the living room of the main cottage. With lots of natural light and a high ceiling, the space feels bright and welcoming. It also boasts an open fireplace, floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, as well as access to the sunroom (with sea views).
Elsewhere, the kitchen-cum-dining room includes a handcrafted, wooden kitchen and range cooker. There is ample seating (perfect for a big family) as well as lots of storage.
This space has a true 'country home' and rustic feel; with features including stone chimney breasts and wood-panelled ceilings. What's more, the ground floor of the main cottage comes with a utility room, guest WC and a mezzanine study area.
The bedrooms in this Durrus house are filled with character; with deep-set windows and feature fireplaces. Moreover, the painted wooden doors and ceilings reflect the rustic feel from downstairs.
Its current owners have styled the rooms with vintage-looking furniture and artwork (though the spooky paintings mightn't be to everyone's taste).
They've also included a mixture of floral-patterned furnishings and fresh flowers to bring the outside in.
Meanwhile, the main family bathroom has a Victorian-style, clawfoot bath; as well as a showerhead and modern wall tiles.
The price of this Durrus property includes expansive land, including woodlands and paddocked meadows (ideal for horses or other livestock).
Not only that, but there are beautifully landscaped, mature gardens; with ponds, a variety of plants, trees, shrubs and hedges. Elsewhere, the outbuildings include a studio, various sheds, garages and a garden house.
At almost €1 million, this property in Durrus, West Cork certainly isn't cheap (though you will get a lot of bang for your buck).
Factoring in its C3 BER, plus sea views and ample land, it's quite a dream home (though the creepy paintings in the bedrooms might have to go...).
Photos: Engel & Voelkers
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