(Reference number: 59211)
On an elevated site overlooking the cluster of islands that shelter Roaringwater Bay, this gossamer grey coastal cottage is a sanctuary of contemporary design and comfort, directly on the bay with stunning views.
Crafted stonework terraces define the lawns, apple orchard, and percolating water cascades that climb the slopes above the house - occasionally assisted by outcrops of natural granite bedrock.
This is where West Cork works its charm...
Stylish pleasures to come home to
Situated in a bewitching coastal landscape the south-facing house invites you to enjoy barbecues and breakfasts al fresco, and is perfectly positioned to explore the delights of this magnificent region.
Attention to detail, sensitive design and quality fittings were the drivers when this home was completely renovated and modernised in 2014, and the result is a haven that's hard to leave and seductive to return to.
A sunny corner conservatory introduces us to the house, where stable style doors lead through the tiled entrance lobby and into an exquisite contemporary kitchen. Central to this room is a stunning high-stooled dining island that can comfortably seat ten. Here solid iroko kitchen surfaces, a six-ring gas range, Nespresso machine and premium kitchen equipment set the standard for the home.
Delicate hues of khaki, coffee and charcoal feature throughout the home, as do the leaded glass casement windows. Sumptuous high-back leather sofas in harmonious tones face a wood-burning stove and a modestly alcoved television.
French doors at the far end let onto a sheltered dining terrace that captures the evening sun. On the ground floor, there is an elegant twin bedroom and bathroom which are off the central hall – perfect for wheelchairs. A study with oak writing desk adjoining the kitchen is mostly used for music practice and creative hobbies. Stairs from the hall lead up to two tranquil double bedrooms, each ensuite, and each with magnificent window alcove dressing table views across the bay.
The house is equipped with everything you would expect from a five star home - from WiFi to barbeque (gas and charcoal), clothes dryer to microwave, books, games, videos ... If you have a particular requirement, be sure to tell us...
The landscaped garden, with its sunny south sloping aspect, is neatly terraced with rustic stone walls. There is about 1 acre of private lawns and orchard, with sublime views across Roaring Water Bay, to Cape Clear and the Fastnet rock.
A large decked terrace accessed through French doors at the western end of the house is a sheltered spot ideal for dining and Barbeques.
A five-minute walk at the foot of the gardens is a secluded quay complete with occasional swans and even otters – that's our swimming pool.
Out and About
Perfectly located for exploring all the points of the West Cork compass. Enjoy great scenery, lively events and festivals, a warm welcome and some great days out and about.
…there really is too much choice and not enough room.