Between the years 1886 and 1947..... glorious if not, as reported,profitable years.... for "The Tram" as it was locally known, the train that ran between Skibbereen and Schull.... huffed and puffed its way over that magnificent twelve arched viaduct that spans the estuary at Ballydehob and ran on out past the pretty little "railway cottage" at the Shanavagh crossing, on its journey to it's destination: Schull.
Hard times came in 1947 when "the Tram" made its final journey from Schull to Skibbereen. Then, for the next twenty odd years the pretty little "railway cottage" was pretty no more, huffed at and puffed at now by the winds and rains, .... however, come 1967, the current owners saw the potential of the 'once upon a time' pretty little railway cottage,.... they bought it, lovingly restored it, extended it, reared a family in it , set up and successfully ran a garden centre beside it on the old railway line .......'hard times come again no more' !!...... and like all good story endings.....they lived happily ever after!!
Charming railway cottage located close to Ballydehob Village.
Tastefully renovated and extended on c. 1 acre of stunning gardens.
Former garden centre- future business venture a possibility for a new owner???
Services:- Mains water, private sewage treatment, oil fired central heating,broadband.
BER: G BER No.110252756 Energy Performance Indicator:508.04 kWh/m²/yr
Entrance Porch:(2.35m x 1.46m)
Dining Room: (6.81m x 3.6m)
Kitchen: (3.6m x 3.0m)
Bathroom: (3.2m x 2.1m) (Shower, WHB,WC)
Sitting Room: (9.4m x 4.5m)
Sun Room: (5.6m x 4.6m)
Utility Room: (2.5m x 2.4m)
Bathroom: (2.4m x 2.1m)
1st floor 'Old Railway Cottage':
Open landing office space: (3.65m x 3.94m)
Bedroom: (3.08m x 3.92m)
1st floor of extension:
Bedroom 2: (2.41m x 4.56m)
Bedroom 3: (3.10m x 2.30m)
Bedroom 4: (2.42m x 2.30m)
See attached floor plan layout.
All measurements are approximate and photographs/details provided for guidance only.
Viewing is strictly by appointment only