Livin' on a prayer: Former church turned unique getaway in West Cork for €349k

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Amy Mulvaney 22/10/2020
Seahaven overlooks Ballylickey Bay and is just a 20-minute walk from the village itself.


LOCATED BESIDE BALLYLICKEY Bay, Co Cork, Seahaven is a one-of-a-kind property.

A converted church, the three-bed property boats a unique interior and plenty of character. It sits on 2.1 acres of mature gardens and meadows, with beautiful views of the bay. 


Snave Pier is but a stone’s throw away, while Ballylickey village can be reached in a 20-minute walk.

A slice of paradise, Seahaven is surrounded by mature trees and shrubs, with a lawn area, south-west facing patio and a meadow to the rear and side of the property.


Stepping inside, the accommodation measures 1,275 sq ft. The interior has been recently restored and updated, yet still pays homage to its original roots. Standout features include the stone-cut facade, exposed timber beams and large Gothic windows. There’s also an original stained-glass window with a Star of David and floral detailing.


The porch leads straight into the sitting room, which is a warm and cosy space with a wood-burning stove and feature brick wall. From here, there’s the open-plan kitchen and dining room. This space features a snug area, a unique spot to unwind.


There’s plenty of storage space in the U-shaped country-style kitchen, while the dining area is spacious and light-filled thanks to the tall windows and vaulted ceilings. A utility room and bathroom complete the ground floor accommodation.

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Moving up the stairs in the dining area, there’s a large double bedroom at mezzanine level. There’s another double bedroom and a single bedroom here, plus a bathroom.

With a prime location along the Wild Atlantic Way, Seahaven is just a 10-minute drive from both Glengarriff and Bantry. It offers character, charm and wonderful views, making for the ideal getaway for someone who’s looking to enjoy a slower pace of life.

Seahaven, Ballylickey, Bantry, West Cork is on the market for €349,000 through Sherry FitzGerald O’Neill via