Fahane, Bantry, Cork West Sold

3 Bed Detached House


Unique hideaway overlooking Bantry Bay. Matt's Cottage, Sheep's Head Peninsula, West Cork is set in untouched land, that speaks of ancient Ireland.

Tastefully renovated, light and updated 3 bedroom cottage with sea view yet in it’s own sheltered valley.

3 outbuildings including the original house suitable for conversion to a studio or additional accommodation.

Approx. 2 acres of land including protective mature trees, 2 beautiful waterfalls one of which cascades into the yard in front of the house and a small orchard


Multi fuel Range Cooker with back boiler for radiators in all rooms.

500m below the Sheep’s Head Way walking route and less than a mile directly off the Wild Atlantic Way.

Earning potential from Holiday Lets. Architect’s plans for exciting extension available.

6.5 miles from historic Bantry Town, 3.5 miles from Durrus Village and less than 1.5 hours from Cork City.

Once the home of the O’Driscoll’s who had 16 children, 14 of which were born in the “old house” and 2 n the “new”. They farmed, kept bees and cut turf on the mountain to earn a living. One of the sons planted the Monterey Pine trees on the land and built some of the houses.

Deep bore Well water and septic tank. The Sheep's Head Peninsula is an EDEN Award winning destination of outstanding, unspoilt beauty. The community is vibrant, resilient and friendly. The Sheep's Head Producers group has over 100 producers signed up and gives residents the opportunity for an income through producing and selling anything from paintings to potatoes. The cottage would be a great base for producing a broad range of products with it's fertile land and outbuildings.


Open plan kitchen and living room:
Double height, bright space on entrance with sitting area to the right with open fire and kitchen dining area on the left with fitted kitchen featuring solid ash doors and Stanley range cooker.

Uniquely crafted spiral staircase formed with a hawthorn tree as the central pole with Monterey Pine tree trunk cut into slices as stair treads.

Second Reception room

Light filled and ideal for yoga, exercise or reading and relaxing.

Modern bathroom suite with 3 windows, thermostatic shower and feature stone wall.

Hall overlooking double height void with 2 large Velux skylights, fitted shelving and hot press/airing cupboard.

Bedroom 1
Double room with large Velux skylight to South and original sash window plus small skylight to North.

Bedroom 2
Single bedroom with Velux skylight to south and original sash window.

Bedroom 3
With window to the West with a view over the mountain and Bantry Bay and large window opening directly into the rear garden.

Old house single room with stone floor with attached stable & loft. Suitable for conversion to a 1 bed self catering cottage that could provide an income stream.

Turf shed and Cart shed with built in hen boxes. Architects sketch plans available for a 2 storey extension to the South linked by a double height conservatory. The extension planned as a new living space upstairs with balcony and great view to the West over Bantry Bay and new master bedroom en-suite below. 2 gardens to the West separated by a stream and waterfall with 2 stone slab bridges. Second garden has a small orchard with fruit bushes in need of some TLC. 1 acre field to the West of this with a pond mainly bounded with trees. The land backs onto open mountain where you can walk for miles before encountering a fence