If one could imagine a picture of a West Cork bolt hole, Fortfield Cottage would come very close to the mark. This idyllic property comprises of a two bedroom restored period farmhouse measuring c.101 sq m and a self-contained one bedroom renovated detached guest cottage measuring c. 70 sq m.
Set on circa 5.6 acres and approached by a private lane off a minor public road, one is immediately struck by the peaceful and serene ambience to the property which is underpinned by its colloquial charm.
In a wonderful, secluded location with stunning views to Mount Gabriel on one side and the coastline in the distance over undulating countryside on the other. Situated c. 4 km from Ballydehob and c. 4.5km from Schull. Both are attractive and unique coastal communities and widely renowned centres of artistic endeavour. Schull is also very popular with sailing enthusiasts whilst Ballydehob has a Michelin Star Restaurant.
There is an authenticity to this property which is incredibly rare, and one just has to step into this cottage to fall in love with it. A particular feature is the double height ceiling in the main living room with a mezzanine gallery landing overhead. This unique property is a wonderful example of what can be achieved with sympathetic thoughtful renovation and refurbishment.
The grounds, which are set out mainly in paddock, are bounded by natural ditches and indigenous trees which are a haven for all types of flora and fauna.
Near to many sandy beaches that are dotted along the West Cork coastline and the popular sailing harbour at Schull & artisan village of Ballydehob. Skibbereen (market town), where you can find a host of public amenities, is approx 15 mins’ drive while Cork Airport is c. 90 mins, and Dublin c. 4.5 hours.
The accommodation in the main house includes the sitting/dining room, kitchen, inner hall, bathroom and bedroom on the ground floor. On the first floor there is a mezzanine seating area, a second bedroom and an ensuite shower room.
The accommodation in the guest cottage includes the entrance hall, kitchen/dining/living area and a bathroom on the ground floor. The guest bedroom is upstairs.
Outside there is an attached boiler house which is plumbed for a washer/dryer.
Services include water by private well, septic tank sewerage disposal and oil-fired central heating.
BER No: 114806862
EPI: 389.46 kWh/m2/yr