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 2 bedroom restored period farmhouse measuring c.101 sq m and a self-contained 1 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 1-bedroom guest cottage is a real benefit to the property and offers a great separate space, ideal for the teenagers of the family or as extra accommodation for visiting family/friends.
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.
Sitting/Dining room: 8.3m x 3.9m. Tiled floor, double height timber panelled ceiling, feature stone wall, open-hearth fireplace & spiral staircase. Step down to;
Kitchen: 4.6m x 3.7m. Tiled floor, panelled & beamed ceiling, country-style cream fitted units with central island, timber worksurfaces, belfast sink, 4-door oven with 4-ring gas hob and tiled splashback. Access to terrace & gardens.
Inner Hall: Timber floor, built-in storage units.
Bathroom: 3.3m x 2.4m. Timber floor, beamed ceiling, wc, wash hand basin with vanity unit, bidet, freestanding bath.
Bedroom 1: 4m x 3.8m. Vaulted timber panelled ceiling with beams & french door access to gardens.
Mezzanine seating area: Panelled ceiling & roof lights. Steps down to bedroom.
Bedroom 2: 5.6m x 3.6m. Panelled ceiling, airing cupboard.
Ensuite Shower Room: Tiled floor, partially tiled walls, wc, wash hand basin & shower cubicle with mira electric shower.
Entrance Hall: 2.9m x 3.1m. Tiled floor, storage unit, panelled ceiling, underfloor heating.
Kitchen/Dining/Living: 7.6m x 4.3m. Slate tiled floor, built-in kitchen units, open hearth fireplace.
Bathroom: 3.2m x 3m. Tiled floor, partially tiled walls, panelled & beamed ceiling, wash hand basin, wc, corner bath & separate large shower cubicle, underfloor heating.
Guest Bedroom: 5.9m x 3.3m. Timber & carpet floor, panelled ceiling, built-in wardrobes.
Attached boiler house; plumbed for washer/dryer
Water by Private Well
Septic Tank Sewerage Disposal
Oil-fired Central Heating
BER No: 114806862
EPI: 389.46 kWh/m2/yr