TOE HEAD, WEST CORK € 800,000

Sq m: 215 (2,300 sq ft) BER rat­ing: C1 Bed­rooms: 4 Bath­rooms: 3

Irish Examiner - Property & Interiors - - PROP­ERTY -

A cou­ple of scraggy rock fin­gers sep­a­rate the two beach options at this West Cork Toe Head home; one is stone and shin­gle, with a bit of slip­way for boats, the other’s a sandy beach; both are where en­tire fam­i­lies could while away a day, or a hol­i­day, ex­plor­ing.

Out on a ge­o­graph­i­cal limb, Toe Head is one of the less-vis­ited parts around Sk­ib­bereen and Castle­town­shend, mainly as it’s a cul-de-sac de­tour off an al­ready scenic route, with a nar­row road around its head­land in­den­ta­tions.

Ah, but it’s heav­enly down along its nar­row lanes, with views to the sea, the Stags rocks and the Kedges, dan­ger­ous wa­ters for the un­wary and the care­less. That’s why the flash­ing Fast­net is on vigil a few miles fur­ther to sea.

New to mar­ket in a great coastal po­si­tion with ocean and beach views is de­tached Liv­ing­stone House, a mod­ern VER­DICT: The set­ting is price­less, but the price is lofty. build in a tra­di­tional clus­ter style, with out­build­ing and de­tached garage, on three acres slop­ing to the sea but with the road scyth­ing through at the end.

Es­tate agent Maeve McCarthy of Charles P McCarthy guides the one-off at what seems like a hefty € 800,000, for ven­dors clearly hop­ing for the Castle­town­shend price halo ef­fect to run this three mile stretch, and set­tle rain­bow-like on Liv­ing­stone House.

Ac­cord­ing to Ms McCarthy, “it’s a most ma­jes­tic lo­ca­tion, un­ri­valled on the West Cork coast­line, built to the high­est stan­dards.”

It’s got a set-back floor plan, with lower sec­tion to the west which could be made into a self-con­tained or guest suite, as it has its own se­cond stair­case.

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