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Tommy Barker

Irish Examiner - Property & Interiors - - Property -

THE up-mar­ket Penin­sula House, at Lisheen out­side of Sk­ib­bereen, is an un­usual mix. It’s pure high-end lux­ury, de­scribed as con­tem­po­rary and min­i­mal­ist in style, yet it comes with all trendy bells and whis­tles, in­clud­ing home au­to­ma­tion, high­speed broad­band, a 3D full HD home cin­ema, and a Tep­pankai grill and cock­tail bar and out­door hot-tub, plus for ab­so­lute con­trast there’s an or­ganic vegetable gar­den with lots of raised beds, and an ex­tra long poly­tun­nel.

Launched for a sum­mer 2017 mar­ketvi­aa­gent­maevem­c­carthy of Charles P Mccarthy & Co in Skib, it was built over split lev­els and ‘up­side down’ back in 2008 and was then re­done as re­cently as 2013, so is in top or­der, in­side and out, as be­fits a ru­ral/coastal home with a €750,000 ask­ing price.

The set­ting, Ms Mccarthy says, is spec­tac­u­lar, near a beach and pier and has views along the Ilen and Roar­ing Water Bay and span­ning in­clud­ing Heir, Sherkin and Cape Clear Is­lands, while the prop­erty spans 1.6 pri­vate acres be­hind elec­tronic slid­ing gates, with an out­build­ing for four cars.

There’s en­try points on twothree lev­els, and if ar­riv­ing by car the ac­cess is via a foot bridge to the up­per, open plan liv­ing/din­ing sec­tion.

It’s high ceilinged and part dou­ble height up here, all walls and ceil­ings are white and the floor­ing is pale porce­lain tiling, while all four bed­rooms are be­low decks, with cream painted wood floor­ing. It’s all clearly de­signed for en­ter­tain­ing, with a Ger­man de­signed kitchen, seven-seta Tep­pa­nyaki Ja­panese-style grill, five ring hob, loads of back up ap­pli­ances, cock­tail bar, din­ing sec­tion, and the liv­ing area has a stove. The prop­erty also has mo­torised blinds and a zoned multi- me­dia sys­tem which (nat­u­rally) serves the out­doors spa/lounge and hot tub area, while the home cin­ema has a 2.5m wide HD screen and a mood light­ing dis­play to ri­val the North­ern Lights. VER­DICT: it might be stone faced, but it is def­i­nitely not your av­er­age West Cork stone farm­house.

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