Characterful architect-designed rebuild
Superb quiet location with valley and sea views
Close to local services
Well insulated and energy efficient
Practical design with lots of storage
Utility Room, Study, Ensuite to main Bedroom
Easily maintained small garden
High quality finishes and attention to detail
Potential for quick, hassle-free sale
ARCHITECT-DESIGNED ENERGY EFFICIENT HOUSE RENOVATION IN LOVELY (BUT NOT REMOTE) RURAL LOCATION IN BEAUTIFUL WEST CORK, FACING SOUTH TO SUPERB VALLEY AND SEA VIEWS. 10 mins BANTRY, 15 mins GLENGARRIFF, 75 mins CORK CITY OR AIRPORT VIA QUIET BACK ROAD. IDEAL PERMANENT OR HOLIDAY HOME.
THIS HOUSE IS CURRENTLY UNDER OFFER.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS HOUSE IS PRICED IN STERLING AT 190,000, AND IS NOT SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO CURRENCY FLUCTUATIONS. THE EURO PRICE IS NEGOTIABLE. IF YOU ARE READING THIS ADVERT VIA A WEBSITE OTHER THAN 'MAGNOLIA PROPERTIES', THE STERLING PRICE QUOTED MAY VARY SLIGHTLY FROM THIS AMOUNT, AND IS THEREFORE NOT CORRECT. ANY EURO PRICE QUOTED IS FOR GUIDANCE ONLY. IRISH STAMP DUTY IS CURRENTLY 1 PER CENT.
BECAUSE THE SALE IS NOT DEPENDENT ON OUR PURCHASING ANOTHER PROPERTY, AND THE FACT THAT A RECENT SALE FELL THROUGH AT THE LAST MOMENT BECAUSE OF ILLNESS OF THE PURCHASER, MEANING THAT ALL THE LEGAL NICETIES ON OUR SIDE HAVE ALREADY BEEN DEALT WITH, THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A QUICK AND TROUBLE-FREE TRANSACTION.
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Beautiful countryside and coast in virtually every direction – Bantry House, Glengarriff Harbour , Glengarriff Forest Park, Gougane Barra National Park, Mizen Head, Sheeps Head and the Beara Peninsula, and a little further afield the Killarney Lakes and Muckross House.
This architect-designed extension/renovation of a traditional Irish croft nestles into the landscape, surrounded by mature trees, but offers all the convenience and comfort of a modern energy-efficient home. The whole of the house is externally insulated to a high standard, and large south-facing bays and roof glazing encourage the solar warming of the insulated masonry structure. The results of these measures is very obvious - during the recent couple of exceptionally cold winters when, unusually for this mild corner of Ireland, the outside temperature was often several degrees below freezing, the indoor temperature after a night without heating was never less than 16 degC. Also note that unlike many Irish houses (including those recently built) all pipework and drainage is internal, and pipes will not freeze!
LIVING ROOM: A large, light and and airy room featuring a triangular bay with window seat, door to external deck, oak floor, high timber clad ceiling (with two west-facing Velux roof windows), fireplace with stone surround, stair access to mezzanine STUDY (Bantry Bay view).
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: A welcoming and cheerful room with an elevated timber ceiling. Extensive storage cupboards, hardwood floor, lots of light coloured timber cladding. South-facing triangular glazed bay with door to external deck, another window overlooking the entrance courtyard and side garden, and a Velux roof window make this another light and airy space. Sliding door to UTILITY ROOM: with sink and space for laundry equipment.. Heat from (oil-fired combi) boiler makes this an ideal drying room.
BATHROOM/CLOAKS: Hardwood floor, sunken bath below roof glazing, extensive subtle tiling, heated towel rail, thermostatic shower, timber ceiling.
MASTER BED: plus dressing table alcove under roof glazing. Built-in wardrobe, hardwood flooring and raised timber clad ceiling, Sliding door to EN SUITE shower room, similar standard/equipment to bathroom, and also lit by roof glazing.
BED 2: Part timber clad ceiling, Velux roof window, space for single bed at floor level, and platform bed over built-in wardrobe.
BED 3: A small double. Ladder access to loft storage.
The house has plentiful STORAGE SPACE, including two attic stores, airing cupboard (also housing water filtration system for the deep-bore private well), recycling storage, a large general purpose cupboard and a handy coats cupboard with sliding door.
Attention to detail is evident throughout the house, and the quality of light throughout is notable, partly attributable to lots of carefully placed roof lighting.
EXTERNALLY there is a relatively small, easily kept garden with lots of trees and shrubs, and a timber deck on two levels with valley and sea views. Garden shed. On site parking for one car, and room for up to 3 more in a lay-by across the very quiet lane. There is also the possibility of constructing a garage/workshop at the rear of the parking space, and a sketch showing this proposal is available.
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THE AREA:
(Position for SatNav: N51deg45'03 W9deg25'43.)
The house is located on a quiet lane on the side of the Ouvane River valley, off the road from Ballylickey to Coomhola Bridge. The main coast road is about two miles away at Ballylickey, and the nearest beach is 5 minutes drive away, as are a local filling station and well-stocked supermarket. Bantry, which, in common with the general area, still has a thriving and prosperous air in spite of the current financial climate (and with no evidence of the forlorn part-completed new developments which seem to be the current image of Ireland!), is the local centre, and is 10-12 minutes; drive away. It has a wide variety of shops, schools, a library, a three screen cinema, as well as many bars, cafes, restaurants and two large hotels, both with leisure centres/swimming pools.. There are doctors' and dentists' surgeries, and an efficient and friendly local hospital. Bantry has a lively cultural scene, with regular concerts arranged by West Cork Music, Traditional and Chamber Music festivals and a Literary Festival. There are also two golf courses (10 and 15 minutes' drive) and a sailing club.
Glengarriff, twenty minutes' drive away in the opposite direction, also has a lively golf club, several bars and restaurants (many with evening music, which is also a feature of several of the Bantry bars) and there are plenty of local clubs and societies, including a thriving drama group.