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Two for one: Renovated cottage and charming guest house in West Cork for €525k

Old Paddock House is on seven acres of land.

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SITUATED ON SEVEN acres of West Cork land in Kilcaskan, Old Paddock House is a charming property with much to like. 

On the market for €525,000, the sale includes a one-bed guest cottage, which has been used to let as a holiday home. 

The property is positioned to enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, with stables and paddocks on its grounds. 

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The main residence was restored and extended in 2014 to create a light-filled home of 2,200 sq ft, with several impressive features throughout. These include exposed stone walls, wood flooring and floor-to-ceiling windows. 

The house has been designed to retain as much heat as possible, with high levels of insulation, a heat recovery system, electric backup heaters and a Canadian-style closed wood fire which transmits heat throughout the home.  

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Stepping inside, the open-plan kitchen, living and dining room boasts panoramic views of the surrounding countryside and across to Bantry Bay. French doors open to the south-westerly facing sun terrace, making for the perfect place to dine al fresco during the warmer months. A built-in stove with a stone surround adds a cosy feel.

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In the kitchen, floor and wall units provide ample storage space, while keen home cooks are sure to appreciate the Rangemaster oven. The utility room/boot room provides extra storage. There’s also another living area on this floor, with a feature stone wall and solid fuel stove here.  

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Moving to the first floor, a nook in the landing is used as a handy home office. The master bedroom is particularly spacious and enjoys plenty of natural light, and benefits from an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and exposed stone wall. There are two more double bedrooms on this floor, as well as the family bathroom which features a standalone bath. 

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In the guest cottage, there’s a cosy country feel as soon as you step through the front door. The property has been tastefully decorated with white and blue finishes, while the vaulted ceiling adds a sense of space. There’s an open-plan living and dining area here – complete with a solid fuel stove – as well as a kitchenette with fitted units and appliances. 

The bathroom is surprisingly spacious and features a walk-in shower, while the bedroom is located at mezzanine level and benefits from two Velux windows. 

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Outside, a stream flows through the grounds, where there’s also a 900 sq ft steel garage with double roller doors. As for location, the scenic Healy Pass is a 15-minute drive away, while the Beara Peninsula can be reached in 30 minutes.

Old Paddock House, Kilcaskan, West Cork is on the market for €525,000 through Denis Harrington via Daft.ie

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