Stunning sea views from this beautiful east Cork home (and you might recognise the kitchen)

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Amy Mulvaney 30/04/2020
Look out over Ballycotton Bay and Shanagarry Bay from your doorstep.


WITH BEAUTIFUL BEACHES and the east Cork coastline as its neighbours, this four-bed family home boasts a dreamlike location – and an interior that many readers may be familiar with. 

Home to celebrity chef Rachel Allen, the coastal property has been the set for a number of her TV shows. As would be expected, the kitchen is fully fitted, with plenty of space for pots, pans and other cooking utensils. It boasts an impressive double Aga, while there’s also a large centre island with built-in wine storage. 


Throughout the property, feature windows bring the outside in. This is evident as soon as you step through the front door, which opens directly to the open-plan living, kitchen and dining area. With high vaulted ceilings, a large circular window and floor-to-ceiling windows, this space is flooded with natural light in every corner. 

Sitting on 1.75 acres of mature and landscaped gardens, nothing stands in the way of the property’s surrounding views of Ballycotton Bay and Shanagarry Bay.  


A few steps lead to the dropped living room, where a U-shaped built-in seating area provides the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the views of Shanagarry Bay. With ample space in the kitchen and living area, it’s easy to imagine dinner parties and family gatherings being held here once social distancing measures are behind us.  


The rest of the property is split on either side of the kitchen and living area, with a hallway leading to each. In the east wing, there’s a private family room with access to a large patio and the rear garden, plus a utility room, two bedrooms and the family bathroom. One bedroom features built-in bunk beds and wardrobes. 


In the west wing, a staircase leads to a breath-taking balcony which overlooks Ballycotton Bay and Ballycotton Lighthouse. The master bedroom is located on this side of the property, with wall-to-wall built-in wardrobes and double doors which open to the patio, plus an en suite bathroom with a sunken bath. Another double bedroom and a shower room complete the accommodation. 


Outside, there’s a detached double garage that could be used as a home office, workshop or separate accommodation, subject to relevant planning permission, while a turnaround driveway leads to the property.  


With the coast just a stone’s throw away, the property’s new owners can walk to one of several beaches within minutes, including Garryvoe Beach and Ardnahinch Beach. Further afield, Midleton town is a 20-minute drive away, while jet-setters can be at Cork Airport in 40 minutes. 

The four-bed property in Ballynamona, Shanagarry, Midleton, east Cork is on the market for €795,000 through Sherry FitzGerald O’Donovan via