Coastal retreat: Light-filled West Cork home with panoramic views over Glandore harbour

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Amy Mulvaney 20/05/2021
The five-bed property was formerly two traditional farmhouses.

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SITTING ON THE West Cork stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way and overlooking Glandore Harbour, peace and quiet abound at this five-bed property

The residence is situated on one acre of grounds, with an abundance of mature trees and shrubs adding to the sense of privacy. 

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Formerly two traditional farmhouses, the property was redesigned in 2005 to create an impressive 5,300 sq ft home that takes advantage of the panoramic views over Glandore Bay and Union Hall Harbour.

The interior is wonderfully bright and spacious, with features including vaulted ceilings, oak flooring, floor-to-ceiling windows and high-end built-in appliances.

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In order to maximise the coastal views in the main living areas, the reception rooms, kitchen and master bedroom are on the first floor, while the remaining four bedrooms are on the ground floor.

The first floor covers the width of the property, while the ground floor is divided and a section of the home has to be finished. This section could be connected to the house, or it could be used as a separate property, dividing the residence into two properties of 2,700 sq ft and 2,600 sq ft.

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The kitchen and dining area wouldn’t look out of place in a glossy interiors magazine, with sleek cabinets, a large centre island and picture windows overlooking the surrounding countryside. This is an ideal space to entertain, with plenty of room for a large dining table. For sunny days, French doors open to a glazed balcony.

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The reception rooms are equally impressive, with folding doors separating the two. Again, floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outside in, while a feature fireplace in one room adds a cosy feel. 

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There’s no shortage of space in any of the five bedrooms, three of which have their own en suite bathrooms. The en suite bathroom in the master bedroom is particularly eye catching, with the walk-in shower used as a division between the two rooms. 

Each bedroom either has a dressing room or built-in wardrobes, while two offer access to south-east and south-west facing decking areas. 

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Situated at the end of a quiet road, the property is approached via a private gravel drive. There’s a large lawn to the front, while a number of seating areas are located throughout the grounds. 

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The harbour village of Glandore is a 15-minute walk away, while Rosscarbery town can be reached within a 10-minute drive. 

If you’re looking for a serene and secluded property to retreat to – and don’t mind having to do some finishing touches – this West Cork home could be the one for you.

The five-bed in Aghatubrid, Glandore, Co Cork is on the market through Charles McCarthy via Daft.ie. Price available upon application.