Blue sky thinking: Soak up ocean views from this light-filled retreat in West Cork

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Amy Mulvaney 11/12/2020
The Turquoise House lives up to its name.


LOCATED ON REENGAROGA Island in Baltimore, Co Cork, The Turquoise House is a one-of-a-kind property.

As the name would suggest, the five-bedroom residence features an eye-catching turquoise exterior. It’s perfectly positioned to enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean and across to Baltimore Harbour, with a large wraparound decking area making for the perfect spot to spend time outdoors. 


The property is situated on one acre of landscaped gardens, comprising a large patio and lawn, which seamlessly blend in with the West Cork countryside.

Dating back to the early 1990s, an extension was added in 2010. The accommodation measures just under 2,500 sq ft, with feature windows and glass doors bringing the outside in. 

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The layout of the original dwelling was maintained during the extension work, including the kitchen and dining area. An open-plan kitchen, dining and living area was added, allowing the original kitchen to be used by overnight guests.

Although smaller in size, the original kitchen and dining area is also still perfectly functional and enjoys beautiful views. 

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The new open-plan area embraces a nautical feel, with blue walls, exposed beams and vaulted ceilings. The kitchen features bespoke wall and floor units, a curved breakfast bar and granite worktops. The breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the rest of the space, allowing for a dining area and lounge. 

The views of the coast and countryside through the floor-to-ceiling windows are sure to help anyone to unwind after a long day.

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A living room divides the old and new elements of the property, with double height ceilings and a wood-burning stove in here. There are three bedrooms on the ground floor, including the master bedroom with marble tiled floors and two wall-length sliding wardrobes.

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Moving to the first floor, the two bedrooms here have incredible views of the coast from their bay windows. One bedroom benefits from a walk-in wardrobe, while the other includes built-in wardrobes. A bathroom on this level completes the accommodation. 

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With both the countryside and the coast to enjoy, The Turquoise House also benefits from being within a 10-minute drive of Baltimore village and 20 minutes from Skibbereen.

The Turquoise House, Reengaroga Island, Baltimore, Co Cork is on the market for €850,000 through Charles McCarthy via