Warm, bright Scandinavian style , self build 3 bedroomed home, set in stunning countryside of West Cork. Solartwin, solid fuel heating, organic land, pond, fruit trees, polytunnel. Near a vibrant village with schools, shops, music pubs, amenities.
Asking price: €325,000
Scandinavian style timber frame home on 1.5 acres of mixed gardens and woodland. The house is warm and light, built to high spec, well insulated and efficiently heated by one solid fuel stove, that heats three radiators and back boiler. There are also solar panels for hot water (solartwin).
The timber in the house is all locally sourced, with Elm, Sycamore and pine flooring, Elm beams and ceiling boards, Scots pine joists and kitchen units. Only natural finishes and materials were used in the building construction.
The exterior is timber cladded with cedar shingles.
There is a large open landing upstairs that is currently used as a light, warm study area. There is a bright, warm conservatory/sunroom on the south east side of the house, that adds to solar gain.
There is a large workshop on the site, 30×20 ft. and a standard garden shed behind the house.
There are fruit trees, fruit bushes, organic raised beds, and a poly tunnel. the site has mature Oak and Ash,and a stream, with waterfall, and a pond, where the occasional otter has been spotted!
The house is situated 1.5 miles from Ballydehob village – a thriving and happening little place, with great music sessions, many arts and crafts people, as well as two schools, two churches, a wholefood shop, Holistic center, playschool and Steiner kindergarten, and the school bus for secondary school goes past the gate.
It is just off the N71 – the Wild Atlantic way.
House Construction: Timber frame, with timber cladding, plaster interior
Roof Construction: Cedar shingles
House-insulation: rock wool
Roof-insulation: rock wool
Heating-house:solid fuel , wood stove
Heating-water:solar twin, wood stove back boiler and electric immersion
Food-production:apples, pears, plums, raspberrys, cuurant , blueberries. organic gardens, and polytunnel.
Income possibilities:letting, retreat ( there is a Yoga center next door)
Owners opinion on sustainable features:Minimal heating required, well insulated and heated by single stove. Solar twin for the hot water.